books about: observing
Kids' Poems: Kindergarten
Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2000
Regie Routman shares here delightful selection of free verse poems written by kindergartners that will inspire your students to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to write poems about things they know and care about: eating popcorn, playing in June, wishing for a pet dog and more. She describes the way she invites children to study the model poem, beginning by ...
Choosing and Using a New CAT: Getting the Most from Your Schmidt Cassegrain or Any Catadioptric Telescope ...
Choosing and Using the New CAT will supersede the author’s successful Choosing and Using a Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope , which has enjoyed enthusiastic support from the amateur astronomy community for the past seven years. Since the first book was published, a lot has changed in the technology of amateur astronomy. The sophistication and variety of the telescopes available to amateurs has increased dramatically. Computerized SCTs, ...
Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
O. Richard Norton
What is unique about Richard Norton's book is that it is both a field guide to observing meteors, and also a field guide to locating, preparing and analysing meteorites. In addition to giving the reader information about observing techniques for meteors, this book also provides a fully detailed account of the types of meteorites, how and where to find them, how to prepare and analyse them. The book provides everything the amateur astronomer (or ...
The Sky is Your Laboratory: Advanced Astronomy Projects for Amateurs (Springer Praxis Books / Popular ...
For the experienced amateur astronomer who is wondering if there is something useful, valuable, and permanent that can be done with his or her observational skills, the answer is, “Yes, there is!” This is THE book for the amateur astronomer who is ready to take the next step in his or her astronomical journey. Till now there has been no text that points curious amateur astronomers to the research possibilities open to them. At the 2006 ...
Classic Edition - Observing the Craft: The Pursuit of Excellence in Masonic Labour and Observance
This is a collector's edition of the Masonic bestseller, bound in blue buckram with gold detail on both covers and spine, with illustrations and type design evocative of the late 19th century. A must-have for the Masonic collector. Written by Andrew Hammer, Past Master of one of the world's most historic Masonic lodges (Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22), Observing the Craft is a manifesto of sorts for the observant Mason, who seeks quality ...
The International Marine Book of Sailing
International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press, 2008
Here's the book that can get you sailing in an afternoon and keep you sailing better through a lifetime on the water This is the first sailing book that follows a sailor's ideal learning curve. Rather than tell you all about sail trim or anchoring in a single chapter, Robby Robinson tells you what you need to know when you want to know it. From the absolute basics to the most advanced techniques, the International Marine Book of Sailing is ...
Herschel 400 Observing Guide
Stephen James O'Meara
Cambridge University Press
The Herschel 400 is a list of 400 galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters, picked from over 2,500 deep-sky objects discovered and catalogued by the great eighteenth-century astronomer Sir William Herschel and his sister Caroline. It comprises 231 galaxies, 107 open clusters, 33 globular clusters, 20 planetary nebulae, 2 halves of a single planetary nebula, and 7 bright nebulae. In this guide Steve O'Meara takes the observer through the list, season ...
Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky
Robert Bruce Thompson
Barbara Fritchman Thompson
Why use the traditional approach to study the stars when you can turn computers, handheld devices, and telescopes into out-of-this-world stargazing tools? Whether you're a first timer or an advanced hobbyist, you'll find Astronomy Hacks both useful and fun. From upgrading your optical finder to photographing stars, this book is the perfect cosmic companion. This handy field guide covers the basics of observing, and what you need to know about ...
The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors
Ernest H. Williams
Oxford University Press
Nature is full of fascinating stories, stories that attract our attention at a young age and keep us amazed throughout our entire lives. The need to understand nature draws us back to its simple beauty again and again, yet underneath this simplicity lies a complex web of associations and patterns. The Nature Handbook does what no other field guide does: explores and explains nature through these connecting patterns, revealing them to the many ...
Handbook of CCD Astronomy (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers)
Steve B. Howell
Cambridge University Press
Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs) are the state-of-the-art detector in many fields of observational science. Updated to include all of the latest developments in CCDs, this second edition of the Handbook of CCD Astronomy is a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using CCDs. Starting with their electronic workings, it discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples of how to determine these values. ...
Observing Development of the Young Child (8th Edition)
Janice J. Beaty
Janice J. Beaty’s best-selling Observing Development of the Young Child teaches its audience how to observe, record, and interpret the development of children ages three through five by utilizing a unique checklist to document each aspect of development. This proven resource discusses what these young children are like, and how to support them in their early development with exciting hands-on activities. Even though the new edition has ...
Observer's Handbook: 2013
Royal Astronomical Soc of Canada
Search Amazon for the 2014 edition of this legendary annual. The Observer's Handbook is a 358 page guide published annually since 1907 by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Through its long tradition and the expertise of more than 40 contributors, the Observer's Handbook has come to be regarded as the standard North American reference for data on the sky. The material in the Handbook is of interest to professional and amateur astronomers, ...
Cosmic Challenge: The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs
Philip S. Harrington
Cambridge University Press
Listing more than 500 sky targets, both near and far, in 187 challenges, this observing guide will test novice astronomers and advanced veterans alike. Its unique mix of Solar System and deep-sky targets will have observers hunting for the Apollo lunar landing sites, searching for satellites orbiting the outermost planets, and exploring hundreds of star clusters, nebulae, distant galaxies, and quasars. Each target object is accompanied by a ...
Hands-On Earth Science Activities for Grades K - 8 (J-B Ed: Hands On)
Marvin N. Tolman Ed.D.
Each volume in the series focuses on one major area of science normally taught in grades K-8 and offers a store of stimulating activities that can be used with virtually any science text. All activities are complete and ready for use. Book III presents over 165 inquiry activities covering the topics of Air, Water, Weather, the Earth, Ecology, Above the Earth, and Beyond the Earth.
A Gypsy's Tapestry: A Woman Observed ~ A Woman Observing
A Gypsy’s Tapestry includes twenty-eight original poems the author penned in her “Third Third” when the mountains called to her. Leaps of faith with an Internet romance, robust yearnings, plus subtle - and abrupt - transitions expose her repeated desires for simplicity and earthy relationships. A portion of the proceeds for this book will be donated to Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture “proud to be building a sustainable local food ...
Choosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
A valuable reference that fills a number of niches including that of a buyer's guide, technical desk reference and observer's field guide. It documents the past market and its evolution, right up to the present day. In addition to appealing to practical astronomers - and potentially saving them money - it is useful both as a historical reference and as a detailed review of the current market place for this bustling astronomical consumer ...
Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
David B. Moody
This book presents the amateur with fine examples of astronomical sketches and step-by-step tutorials in each medium, including pencil, pen and ink, chalks and pastels, painting and computer graphics programs. This unique book can teach almost anyone to create beautiful sketches of celestial objects by following simple, illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Readers can select a chapter related to their preferred class of object, and rapidly ...
Seeing Young Children: A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior
Warren R Bentzen
This book uniquely blends the theoretical and practical aspects of observing and recording behavior, and begins with a discussion of the basic meaning of observation, and why it is so important to human functioning. The author discusses how to interpret observations, the implementation of findings, and ongoing evaluation to aid in comprehension. Actual observation exercises allow readers to test their skills along the way.
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