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The Nature Handbook: A Guide to Observing the Great Outdoors
Ernest H. Williams

Oxford University Press, 2005

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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Observer's Handbook: 2013

Royal Astronomical Soc of Canada, 2012

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, ...


Astronomy Hacks: Tips and Tools for Observing the Night Sky
Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson

O'Reilly Media, 2005

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 ...


Cosmic Challenge: The Ultimate Observing List for Amateurs
Philip S Harrington

Cambridge University Press, 2011


Astronomical Sketching: A Step-by-Step Introduction (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series)
Richard Handy, David B. Moody, ...

Springer, 2007

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 ...


Herschel 400 Observing Guide
Stephen James O'Meara

Cambridge University Press, 2007

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 ...


A Buyer's and User's Guide to Astronomical Telescopes & Binoculars (The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy ...
James Mullaney

Springer, 2007

Both beginning/novice amateur astronomers (at the level of Astronomy and Night Sky magazine readers), as well as more advanced amateur astronomers (level of Sky and Telescope) will find this book invaluable and fascinating. It includes detailed up-to-date information on sources, selection and use of virtually every major type, brand and model of such instruments on today’s market. The book also includes details on the latest released telescope ...


Hands-On Life Science Activities for Grades K - 8 (J-B Ed: Hands On)
Marvin N. Tolman Ed.D.

Jossey-Bass, 1995

Each volume in this series presents more than 150 stimulating hands-on activities in an easy-to-follow format to teach thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. Over 500 activities in all!


Observing the Constellations
John Sanford

Fireside, 1989

1989 First Edition. Still has original price sticker on front cover, otherwise, an as new book. No internal markings. From private collection.


A Gypsy's Tapestry: A Woman Observed ~ A Woman Observing, 2014

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 ...


Seeing Young Children: A Guide to Observing and Recording Behavior
Warren R Bentzen

Cengage Learning, 2008

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.


Observing Development of the Young Child (8th Edition)

Pearson, 2013

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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 ...


Observing Development of the Young Child
Janice J. Beaty

Charles E.Merrill Publishing International, 1985

Appropriate for Observation in Early Childhood or Assessment in Early Childhood courses, or as a supplement to Child Development or Practicum courses in which observation is a component. Distinct from other books on observation techniques, Beaty's practical text, Observing Development of the Young Child, 6e, presents her unique system of observing and recording child development using an invaluable planning tool, The Child Skills Checklist. ...


Meteors and How to Observe Them (Astronomers' Observing Guides)

Springer New York, 2009

The focus of this book is to introduce the novice to the art of meteor observing. It explains in straightforward language how best to view meteor activity under a variety of conditions, regardless of the observer’s location. The observing conditions for each meteor shower are vastly different from each of the Earth's regions and this book would be valuable to any potential observer from Australia to Alaska. The calendar chapters list activity ...


Observing Variable Stars, Novae and Supernovae
Gerald North, Nick James

Cambridge University Press, 2014

Gerald North's complete practical guide and resource package instructs amateur astronomers in observing and monitoring variable stars and other objects of variable brightness. Descriptions of the objects are accompanied by explanations of the background astrophysics, providing readers with real insight into what they are observing at the telescope. The main instrumental requirements for observing and estimating the brightness of objects by ...


Handbook of CCD Astronomy (Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers)
Steve B. Howell

Cambridge University Press, 2000

This handbook constitutes a concise and accessible reference on all practical aspects of using Charge-Coupled Devices (CCDs). Starting with the electronic workings of these modern marvels, Steven Howell discusses their basic characteristics and then gives methods and examples for determining their values. While the focus is on using CCDs in professional observational astronomy, advanced amateur astronomers, and researchers in physics, ...



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