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Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
O. Richard Norton, Lawrence Chitwood

Springer, 2008

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 ...


Obscure: Observing the Cure
Andy Vella

Foruli Codex, 2014

Andy Vella has been observing Robert Smith and The Cure since 1981. He has designed the majority of the artwork for The Cure's record releases, either as one half of Parched Art or working solo, and has photographed the band in its multiple incarnations. 'Obscure' is a unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of The Cure in the studio and in performance. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the ...


Star Watch: The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning about Over 125 Celestial ...
Philip S. Harrington

Wiley, 2003

Your Passport to the Universe The night sky is alive with many wonders--distant planets, vast star clusters, glowing nebulae, and expansive galaxies, all waiting to be explored. Let respected astronomy writer Philip Harrington introduce you to the universe in Star Watch, a complete beginner's guide to locating, observing, and understanding these celestial objects. You'll start by identifying the surface features of the Moon, the banded cloud ...


The International Marine Book of Sailing
William Robinson

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 ...


Stargazing For Dummies
Steve Owens

For Dummies, 2013

Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on ...


A Grief Observed
C. S. Lewis

HarperOne, 2009

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he ...


Astronomical Calendar 2015
Guy Ottewell

Universal Workshop, 2014

Whether it's the path of the Moon's shadow across the Earth, the conjunctions of Mercury and Venus or the configurations of Jupiter's Galilean moons that interest you, the 2015 Astronomical Calendar has what you need to make the most of your stargazing opportunities. Now in its 42nd year, this essential resource guides you to a staggering array of astronomical events throughout the year.


The Artist's Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
Doug Lindstrand

North Light Books, 2006

Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style. Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact!) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw: Short, long and patterned fur ...


RASC Observer's Handbook 2015

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, 2015

NOW IN STOCK! The Observer's Handbook is a 352 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, scientists, teachers at all levels, students, ...


The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
K. Daniel O'Leary, Richard E. Heyman, ...

Wiley, 2011

THE BESTSELLING TREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions New chapters on Internet ...


Observing the User Experience, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, ...

Morgan Kaufmann, 2012

The gap between who designers and developers imagine their users are, and who those users really are can be the biggest problem with product development. Observing the User Experience will help you bridge that gap to understand what your users want and need from your product, and whether they'll be able to use what you've created. Filled with real-world experience and a wealth of practical information, this book presents a complete toolbox ...


Analyzing Social Settings: A Guide to Qualitative Observation and Analysis
John Lofland, David A. Snow, ...

Cengage Learning, 2005

This comprehensive guide takes a 'how-to' approach to qualitative data collection and analysis. Drawing from a wealth of illustrative research examples and applications, the authors introduce techniques of collecting, focusing, and analyzing data in a step-by-step manner. First published in 1971, this book has become the field manual for any student doing social science fieldwork.


Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior--Anytime, Anyplace
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Wendy Patrick Mazzarella

Ballantine Books, 2008

How can you “hear between the lines” to detect a lie? When is intuition the best guide to making important decisions? What are the tell-tale signs of romantic attraction? Jo-Ellan Dimitrius–America’s leading behavioral expert–shows us how to spot the critical clues to a person’s integrity, work habits, and sexual interests, and to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision. In this phenomenal guide–now revised and ...


The Sky is Your Laboratory: Advanced Astronomy Projects for Amateurs (Springer Praxis Books / Popular ...
Robert Buchheim

Praxis, 2007

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 ...


How to Read a Person Like a Book: Observing Body Language to Know What People Are Thinking
Gerard I. Nierenberg, Henry H. Calero, ...

Square One Publishers, 2010

Imagine meeting someone for the first time and within minutes—without a word being said—having the ability to tell what that person is thinking. Magic? Not quite. Whether people are aware of it or not, their body movements clearly express their attitudes and motives, communicating key information that is invaluable in a range of situations. How to Read a Person Like a Book is designed to teach you how to interpret and reply to the ...


Week by Week: Plans for Documenting Children's Development
Barbara Ann Nilsen

Cengage Learning, 2013

WEEK BY WEEK: PLANS FOR DOCUMENTING CHILDREN'S DEVELOPMENT, Sixth Edition, addresses a dilemma facing pre-service and in-service teachers--how to manage detailed, meaningful documentation on their students' development and achievements while attending to the other functions necessary to keep children safe and actively involved in learning. This all-purpose guide provides a concrete, systematic plan for recording each child's development in all ...


Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe
Jane Goodall

Mariner Books, 2010

Through aWindow is the dramatic saga of thirty years in the life of an intimately intertwined community—one that reads like a novel, but is one of the most important scientific works ever published.The community is Gombe, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where the principal residents are chimpanzees and one extraordinary woman who is their student, protector, and historian.   In her classic In the Shadow of Man , Jane Goodall wrote of her ...


The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates, 2nd Edition (PracticePlanners)
K. Daniel O'Leary, Richard E. Heyman, ...

Wiley, 2015

This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 35 behaviorally based presenting problems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most accrediting bodies, insurance companies, and third-party payors Includes new Evidence-Based Practice Interventions as required ...


Observing & Evaluating Whitetails
Dave Richards

D. Richards, 2003

Wildlife, White Tail Deers


Discovery of the Child
Maria Montessori

Ballantine Books, 1986

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs.



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