books about: observing
Life A Spiritual Journey: Observing Life from the Viewpoint of Soul
Betty Jane Rapin
This is an outstanding book because each poem is inspirational to me. There is a poem that is suitable for every situation in life. "Living in the Moment" is important for all of us. To be able to view troubles as blessings and challenges is a wonderful way to look at problems. "Cry If You Must" and "The Funny Side of Life" tell us that life is tough, it's okay to cry for the Holy Spirit will ...
OBSERVING THE CONSTELLATIONS
JOHN SANFORD MICHAEL MARTEN
Probably the best general observing guide, period.
Sanford's book is without doubt the best general observing guide to the constellations I have ever used, and I've used a lot of them. His star maps are excellent. He provides concise summaries of all the most interesting objects in each constellation, and he covers both hemispheres. I have been looking for additional copies of this wonderful, out-of-print book for a year.
Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky
Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Slightly silly title for a great book
While it is true that this book is "biased" in the sense that it concentrates mainly on Dobsonion Reflectors (and the cover is therefore somewhat misleading), that doesn't bother me at all since a Dob is what I own! In any case Dobs are easily the most common telescopes amongst amateurs in my part of the world (New Zealand), where SCTs are rarer than in the USA. It is also clear that the authors ...
The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors
Ernest H. Williams Jr.
Oxford University Press, USA
Unique nature guide
This handbook is unlike any other nature guide, instead of the usual book which is limited to a single aspect of nature, Ernest Williams has collected 227 descriptions of his observations in the field over the past several decades. The topics are wide ranging, with five general themes: relationship of size and shape, adaptations, distributional patterns, behavior and diverstiy of life. It is ...
Observing and recording the behavior of young children
Dorothy H Cohen
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
Practical and thorough
If for research or documentation you have the need to observe children, this book will serve as a detailed guide to that process. It includes recording routines, a children's use of materials, peer interaction, child-adult interaction, play, adult-directed behavior, language, and finding patterns.
Deep-Sky Observing With Small Telescopes: A Guide and Reference
David J. Eicher
Deep Sky Magazine
Very good read
I found this book to be very helpful in selecting objects to observe. The book is very well laid out and objects are classified into different categories, making it easy to navigate. I particularly liked Dave Eicher's eyepiece impressions and his description of objects. A very good guidebook for owners of small telescopes!!!
Swedenborg Foundation Publishers
Iluminating Synthesis of Swedenborg's Light & Gurdjieff's "Work"
Having searched through and struggled with Western and Eastern religions, as well as current teachers such as Eckhart Tolle, it seems all (especially Christian mystic Meister Eckhart and Von Durcheim, American teacher Vernon Howard, Hindu Vedanta teachers like Ramana Marharshi, and Gnostic/Eastern Orthodox authors like Yves Le-Loup,point to the state of Witnessing as a core practice toward ...
Handbook of CCD Astronomy (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers)
Steve B. Howell
Cambridge University Press
a very valuable book, entertaining too
For a graduate student who has not had an observational astronomy course, the process of self-teaching the essentials of CCD astronomy is not a smooth one. You really don't know what kind of things you have to worry about before going to a telescope! Though this book does not cover comprehensively the topic of detection techniques in scientific contexts (too much for such a small book), it ...
Observing Variable Stars, Novae, and Supernovae
Cambridge University Press
A Good Place for Amateurs to Consentrate
When I saw the title of this book I wondered why something like this would have any appeal to the amateur. The author immediately made this clear, these things have gotten boring to the professional so it is an area where the amateur can still do significant work. After this, Mr. North spends the rest of the book on equipment, observing, and reporting your results. It's interesting that for ...
Meteors and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides)
Best publicly available book on the subject
METEORS AND HOW TO OBSERVE THEM is a treasure trove of information that provides the most up-to-date and complete volume of information a meteor shower observer/enthusiast could want. You won't find a better book on this subject on Amazon, guaranteed. For example, the book starts with a very short introduction - from what meteors are to the definitions of Sporadic Meteors (e.g., random, ...
Applications of Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate
A great book on a new remote sensing technique
This volume provides an excellent advanced introduction to the radio occultation remote sensing technique based on signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS). It consists of papers authored by leaders in their respective fields, and covers many of the atmospheric and ionospheric applications that have been investigated so far. It also covers non-GPS instruments on COSMIC, but this is not my ...
Adventure Aquarium: Creating and Observing
Barron's Educational Series
Great Book, Very Helpful!
This book was a great help to me. I was setting up my first community fish tank, and the book gives suggestions as how to set up the entire tank. It is focused around a 20 gallon "high" tank, and tells you what fish and how many of each to put in, with several different suggestions. Following the guidelines made my life much easier, and took the stress of research on so many types of fish and ...
Cataclysmic Cosmic Events and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides)
The "Final Frontier" of Amateur Astronomy .... and beyond !
For millennia, the universe was explained in the simple terms of a flat Earth setting on a turtle's back, being the centre of the universe and some fables about gods and goddesses, demons and monsters; The Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars had their own mythological stories and mysticism. But somewhere along the line, science entered the scene and changed all that and the Universe took a whole new ...
Working With Young Children: The Observation Guide - Includes forms for observing, planning, evaluating
This absolutely is the best textbook on the market for preparing to teach preschool children. The quality of the book reflects the author's intense dedication to early childhood as a teacher, center director, and University professor. The book takes a much needed "how to" approach and is written in a clear and concise style. Beginning with understanding the characteristics of young children at ...
The 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them: Observing Eclipses, Bright Comets, Meteor Showers, and ...
The Joy of "Just Looking"
I was introduced to amateur astronomy about six years ago, and have recently realized that "I just enjoy looking." I didn't enjoy trying to take astro-photographs or much of the science, certainly not the chemistry! I just want the "WOW" factor, as Dean Koenig describes it. I think Fred Schaaf's recent book, 50 Best Sights in Astronomy and How to See Them, was written just for me (ISBN: ...
Butterfly (Observing Nature)
One of the best butterfly books out there for young readers!
My daughter is crazy about butterflies and learning about them. I've always loved them too so we are having fun reading about them. We have read many library books about butterflies and this is one of the best. Beautifully illustrated and informative, the book has fourteen, two-page sections plus a glossary and index. An alluring feature that should be in every book to test/improve reading ...
Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides)
Last Stop For the Grant Tour Of Our Solar System !!
Sadly; exploring both Uranus and Neptune including their Moons at this stage in time have fallen from humanities interest to explore due to economic reasons or whatever excuses someone somewhere conjures up. What we have about them was basically obtained from Voyager 2 flyby in its Grand Tour of the Solar System. The Magnificent Moons around them such as Miranda and Triton which is geologically ...
Observing Children and Adolescents: Student Workbook (with CD-ROM)
Kathy H. Trotter
This was in excellent shape, I was very impressed. All the CD's were included and it was almost brand new.
The Florida Night Sky: A Guide to Observing from Dusk Till Dawn
Elinor De Wire
I too found this in the library and wanted my own copy. I was glad to find it here. It's an excellent reference that I use all the time.
1000+ The Amateur Astronomer's Field Guide to Deep Sky Observing: The Amateur Astronomer's Field Guide to ...
A fine book that will leave you wanting more
Please demand the reprinting of this excellent book. The author desperately needs the money. I should know, I happen to be related to him. If you do not want the book, do not hesitate to send truckloads of cash to him instead. You don't want his children to grow up and become computer security analysts or EMTs, do you?
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