Nature

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936144

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 6509

Stargazing is among the most peaceful and inspiring outdoor activities. Night Sky, the award-winning book by Jonathan Poppele, makes it more fun than ever! Take a simple approach to finding 62 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, instead of attempting to study dizzying charts. Start with the easy-to-find constellations during each season and work toward the more difficult ones. Better yet, you'll learn how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star and the top of the sky. With two ways to locate each constellation, you'll know where in the sky to look and what to look for! Along the way, you'll be introduced to mythology, facts and tidbits, as well as details about the planets, solar system and more! As an added bonus, the book comes with a red-light flashlight for night reading.
Nature

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591932297

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 658

This award-winning book takes a simple approach to finding 64 constellations by focusing on one constellation at a time, teaching how to locate any constellation in relation to the Big Dipper, the North Star, and the top of the sky while also introducing mythology, facts, and tidbits.

Night Sky

A Field Guide to the Constellations

Author: Jonathan Poppele

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591937616

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6091

Science

Constellations

A Field Guide To The Night Sky

Author: Giles Sparrow

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623650889

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1460

Constellations is a guide to the night sky that focuses on these 88 distinctive patterns, revealing their often intriguing storiesâ??their origins, mythology, present-day significance, and the multitude of wondrous objects they contain. Complete with over 300 of the best astronomical images ever captured, a comprehensive introduction to the stars and other celestial phenomena, and a series of newly commissioned, state-of-the-art maps showing the stars that are visible from populated latitudes in both hemispheres throughout the year, this magnificent guide has all you need to know to become an expert stargazer. Step outside on a clear night, and the number of stars in the night sky can be overwhelming. Take a pair of binoculars or a small telescope with you, and a celestial vista of star clusters and clouds, knots of gas and dust, nearby planets and distant galaxies is revealed. Since ancient times, stargazers have made sense of the night sky by grouping its stars into constellationsâ??star patterns that often have symbolic or mythological meanings.
Nature

The Audubon Society field guide to the night sky

Author: Mark R. Chartrand

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 714

View: 3648

A handbook for stargazers features hundreds of photographs and sky charts and discusses constellations, the phases of the moon, and the Northern and Southern skies, and provides month-by-month sky tours.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Glow-In-The-Dark Constellations

A Field Guide for Young Stargazers

Author: C. E. Thompson

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap

ISBN: 9780448412528

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 9893

An innovative guide filled with glow-in-the-dark illustrations aids youngsters in locating more than thirty stars and star groups
Nature

Constellation Finder

A guide to patterns in the night sky with start stories from around the world

Author: Dorcas Miller

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 0912550260

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 9527

A guide to patterns in the night sky, with star stories from around the world. People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles; heavily illustrated by the author. Most useful for stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States (except the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas), and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan.
Nature

Southern Night Sky

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551684

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 6520

The Southern Night Sky provides a simplified field reference to familiar stars and constellations. A durable folding guide format is great for use in the field, and allows any level of nature explorer to recognize and easily identify the most common constellations. This guide features glow in the dark constellations (flashlight illuminates the star charts).
Science

Guidebook to the Constellations

Telescopic Sights, Tales, and Myths

Author: Phil Simpson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441969411

Category: Science

Page: 863

View: 8554

This handbook is a guide to exploring the classical night sky and its wonderful telescopic sights. All 88 officially recognized constellations are presented in natural groups which are related by their origin and location in the sky. Each group is explained by a fascinating story which tells what each constellation represents, how it appears in the sky, and why the other constellations of the group are close by, or related in some other manner. Some of these stories are classical myths which show how and why ancient cultures saw the constellations as related groups. Others are about more modern astronomers who sought recognition by filling in the gaps between the ancient constellations with inventions of their own. Both types of stories are crafted to make the constellation groups memorable, so that amateur astronomers can not only locate and recognize the constellations more easily, but also be able to pinpoint the celestial objects they contain more quickly. Specific instructions are given for finding each constellation, how to spell and pronounce the constellation and star names, plus the origins of the star names. Finder charts show each constellation group and a large area of sky around the group. These charts also indicate pointer stars which aid in finding the constellations. More detailed charts show how each constellation figure is visualized through simple line drawings. For each constellation, there is a table of about 10 to 30 telescopic objects selected to include a wide range of difficulty. Some can be glimpsed with the unaided eye, others require a 12 or 14 inch telescope. All the most prominent telescopic objects are included, plus a varied selection of interesting, but much more difficult objects. The tables include each object’s celestial coordinates, type, size, brightness, other information specific to each type of object, and a recommendation of the appropriate telescope size needed for good viewing. There are also photographs of constellations and telescopic objects, detailed locator charts for the hard-to-find objects, and plots of binary star orbital motions. The same charts used to show the constellation figures are repeated, with the addition of symbols indicating the locations of all the selected telescopic objects. An index and seven appendices help the user find specific objects or classes of objects.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Star Finder!

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Night Sky

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465472487

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8495

A novel approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere. Gradually building up constellations one-by-one so budding astronomers will find it easier than ever to navigate the night sky, Starfinder! introduces pathfinder stars with clear, accessible text to guide readers from one constellation to the next, including Draco, Orion, Taurus, Gemini, and more. Fascinating facts about the wonders of the universe are revealed and go beyond the constellations to include the Milky Way, planet spotting, celestial objects, and more. Final spreads in each chapter show the stars with the constellations unmarked, giving readers an ideal opportunity to practice star hopping before heading out to see the night sky for themselves.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Exploring the night sky

the equinox astronomy guide for beginners

Author: Terence Dickinson,John Bianchi

Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780920656662

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 9829

A basic guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars.
Juvenile Nonfiction

National Audubon Society First Field Guide

Night Sky

Author: Gary Mechler

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606185837

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 4694

A field guide to the night sky, explaining through text and maps how to locate and identify stars, planets, meteors, comets, and constellations.
Science

Night Sky With the Naked Eye

How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope

Author: Bob King

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624143113

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 6146

Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.
Sports & Recreation

12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing

The Untold Stories

Author: Ferdie Pacheco

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9781861058058

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 6464

Boxing's clolourful history is filled with chapters of high drama and simmering controversy. Many boxing fans are familiar with the outcome of the most memorable bouts, but few know the secrets surrounding them. In 'The 12 Greatest Rounds of Boxing', Ferdie Pacheco not only selects the dozen best rounds ever fought, but reveals what went on behind the scenes at these fights, from chicanery and Mob influence to romantic liaisons and the zaniness that seems to go hand in glove with boxing. Did Muhammad Ali's 1965 'Phantom Punch' really knock out Sonny Litson, or was Sonny simply too scared to get off the canvas? With World War II looming, was German heavyweight champoin warned by Adolf Hitler to beat Joe Louis - or else? Did Jack Dempsey have something illegal in his glove when he battered Jess Willard into bloody submission in 1919? The fascinating behind the scenes stories are related by Pacheco and a renowned grup of boxing experts, offering an intimate glimpse of boxing inimitable characters and the often bizarre world they inhabit.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Find the Constellations

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 4707

Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!
Nature

Night Sky

A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations North of the Equator

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550878

Category: Nature

Page: 1

View: 8050

The Night Sky is the perfect, folding GLOW-IN-THE-DARK pocket reference to the night sky in the Northern Hemisphere. Guide highlights prominent constellations and stars that are visible with the naked eye from cities throughout North America. Simply shine a flashlight on the guide to illuminate the constellations and their names during summer or winter. Laminated for durability, this handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike. This guide was updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated constellation selection. Over 100,000 sold.
Science

Stories in the Stars

An Atlas of Constellations

Author: Susanna Hislop

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698197909

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 9331

A beautifully illustrated Penguin Hardcover that invites readers to travel the night sky and discover the universe of stories in the stars To those who can decipher it, the night sky is alive with gods and goddesses, animals and mythical creatures—an endless carnival played out in shining constellations. Amidst this jet-black canvas pricked with white dots, a hunter leaps in pursuit with his dogs at his heels, a sea monster threatens a maiden in distress, and a pair of twins lives forever. In Stories in the Stars, writer and stargazer Susanna Hislop and international artist Hannah Waldron present an imaginative journey through the heavens. Leaping between centuries, cultures, and traditions, they explore each of the night sky’s eighty-eight constellations through gorgeous illustrations and vivid descriptions that will linger in readers’ minds long after they’ve closed the book and stepped outside on a starry night.
Nature

NightWatch

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552093026

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 9135

Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets
Nature

What We See in the Stars

An Illustrated Tour of the Night Sky

Author: Kelsey Oseid

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399579540

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 1950

A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.
Nature

Stargazing for Beginners

How to Find Your Way Around the Night Sky

Author: Lafcadio Adams

Publisher: Lafcadio Adams

ISBN: 1300617543

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 1524

A step-by-step guide to knowing the night sky. Find northern hemisphere constellations easily by starting small and expanding your knowledge. This guide is meant to be taken outside! Read the instructions, and follow along with the stars. The only equipment necessary: your eyes and a clear night. Each lesson builds on knowledge learned in previous lessons, and students of the stars will become comfortable and confident in their ability to identify northern hemisphere constellations accurately.