Nature

Backyard Guide to the Night Sky

Author: Howard Schneider

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 287

View: 575

An extensively illustrated reference for beginner-level stargazing enthusiasts covers basic principles without using complicated scientific language, providing star charts and tables that list key facts in an easy-to-understand format. Original.
Science

Moon Rush

Author: Leonard David

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 464

Veteran space journalist digs into the science and technology--past, present, and future--central to our explorations of Earth's only satellite, the space destination most hotly pursued today. In these rich pages, veteran science journalist Leonard David explores the moon in all its facets, from ancient myth to future "Moon Village" plans. Illustrating his text with maps, graphics, and photographs, David offers inside information about how the United States, allies and competitors, as well as key private corporations like Moon Express and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin, plan to reach, inhabit, and even harvest the moon in the decades to come. Spurred on by the Google Lunar XPRIZE--$20 million for the first to get to the moon and send images home--the 21st-century space race back to the moon has become more urgent, and more timely, than ever. Accounts of these new strategies are set against past efforts, including stories never before told about the Apollo missions and Cold War plans for military surveillance and missile launches from the moon. Timely and fascinating, this book sheds new light on our constant lunar companion, offering reasons to gaze up and see it in a different way than ever before.
JUVENILE NONFICTION

Ultimate Explorer Field Guide: Night Sky

Author: Howard Schneider

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN:

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 160

View: 845

Provides a guide for beginning stargazers, including sky maps and constellation charts, identification tips, and space facts and jokes.
Science

The Night Sky Month by Month

Author: J. L. Heudier

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 233

A night-by-night reference to celestial phenomena--this book is a down-to-earth guide for finding astronomical features in the Northern Hemisphere without the aid of expensive telescopes or complicated sky maps.