Fiction

The Brightest Star in the Sky

A Novel

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101189878

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 1218

A wry and life-affirming tale-and the Irish literary star's latest New York Times bestseller. Marian Keyes's inimitable blend of rollicking humor, effervescent prose, and captivating stories that deal with real-life issues have won readers around the globe. Reminiscent of the blockbuster movie Love, Actually, her new novel The Brightest Star in the Sky, features seven neighbors whose lives become entangled when a sassy and prescient spirit descends on 66 Star Street to radically transform at least one person's life in the Dublin town house. With the comic appeal of Nick Hornby's novels and delicious drama akin to Jane Green, The Brightest Star in the Sky will keep readers guessing, laughing, gasping, and in tears until the very last page.
Apartment dwellers

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408486108

Category: Apartment dwellers

Page: 769

View: 9922

At 66 Star Street, Dublin, someone is watching over the lives of the people living in its flats - but no-one is aware of it. One ofthem is ready to take the plunge and fall in love; another is torn between two very different lovers.
Fiction

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014102867X

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 7432

At 66, Star Street in Dublin, someone is watching over the lives of the people living in its flats. But no one is aware of it - yet... One of them is ready to take the plunge and fall in love; another is torn between two very different lovers. For some, secrets they want to stay buried will come to light and for others, the unveiling of those secrets will have tragic consequences. Fate is on its way to Star Street, bringing with it love and tragedy, friendship and heartbreak, and the power to change their lives in the most unexpected of ways...

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Author: Chyemenn Santos

Publisher: Mascot Books

ISBN: 9781631772351

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5809

"Uncle Mike and I play hide and seek. And when it's time for him to leave, He says, "I'll see you soon, my Pumpkin. We'll play some more next week." Uncle Mike didn't come back the next week And I didn't understand why. So Daddy picked me up, kissed my cheek and said, "There's something I want to show you, up in the sky.""
Science

Sirius

Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky

Author: Jay B. Holberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387489428

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 7529

This book tells two stories. The first and most obvious is why the star known as Sirius has been regarded as an important fixture of the night sky by many civilizations and cultures since the beginnings of history. A second, but related, narrative is the prominent part that Sirius has played in how we came to achieve our current scientific understanding of the nature and fate of the stars. This is the first book to integrate the cultural history of Sirius with modern astrophysics in a way which provides a realistic view of how science progresses over time.
Science

First Magnitude

A Book of the Bright Sky

Author: James B. Kaler

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814417424

Category: Science

Page: 239

View: 5859

“First Magnitude” is an entry-level book for readers with brightly lit skies. Its purpose is to show them that all is not lost, that they can still enjoy personal astronomy and have an appreciation of the heavens no matter where they live. It concentrates on the Sun, Moon, the five bright planets, and on the 23 brightest stars, which are visible from just about anywhere. The book concludes with bright ephemeral phenomena: meteors, comets, and exploding stars. The concept is a platform for introducing the reader to the wonders of the nighttime and daytime skies and serves as an introduction to general astronomy.James Kaler takes delight in sharing with us his extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for the study of the skies. He further discusses his thoughts on the evolving field of astronomy and expresses his surprise at having an asteroid named after him in honor of his outreach activities.
Nature

100 Things to See in the Night Sky

From Planets and Satellites to Meteors and Constellations, Your Guide to Stargazing

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1507205058

Category: Nature

Page: 224

View: 3315

"Discover what you can find with a small telescope or your naked eye!"--Cover.
Family & Relationships

The Brightest Star in the Sky

Author: Anne Dupré

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781945432255

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 54

View: 1962

Poignant and poetic recollections of a mother after the death of her son. These vivid and fondest memories evoke a living presence and offer hope and consolation and inspiration to all who have lost loved ones. Anne DuprÉ writes, "These treasured memories tear down the cruel wall of mortality, and like the bright stars that illuminate a dark sky, their glow lights up my world." Our finest hope is finest memory. -- George Eliot
Juvenile Nonfiction

See the Stars

Your First Guide to the Night Sky

Author: Ken Croswell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563977572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1971

Presents black holes, star colors, the lifecycle of a star, and other star concepts, including a different constellation to look at for each month of the year.
Science

Stars and Planets

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff,Donald H. Menzel

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 9780395910993

Category: Science

Page: 502

View: 7503

Provides detailed maps and charts and information about stars, nebulae, galaxies, the planets, comets, asteroids, and meteors
Science

The Brightest Stars

Discovering the Universe through the Sky's Most Brilliant Stars

Author: Fred Schaaf

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471704102

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 2959

"Fred Schaaf is one of the most experienced astronomical observers of our time. For more than two decades, his view of the sky-what will be visible, when it will be visible, and what it will look like-has encouraged tens of thousands of people to turn their eyes skyward." —David H. Levy, Science Editor, Parade magazine, discoverer of twenty-one comets, and author of Starry Night and Cosmic Discoveries "Fred Schaaf is a poet of the stars. He brings the sky into people's lives in a way that is compelling and his descriptions have all the impact of witnessing the stars on a crystal-clear dark night." —William Sheehan, coauthor of Mars: The Lure of the Red Planet and The Transits of Venus In this book, you’ll meet the twenty-one brightest stars visible from Earth. You’ll learn how to find these stars and discover the best ways to see them. Each star is profiled in a separate chapter, with detailed guidance on what to look for while observing it. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced amateur astronomers, the book shares fascinating information about the lore and legends connected with each star through history, as well as what the science of astronomy has to teach us about the star’s physical nature.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Find the Constellations

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 3073

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!
Constellations

Star-names and Their Meanings

Author: Richard Hinckley Allen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Constellations

Page: 563

View: 1923

Nature

Stephen James O'Meara's Observing the Night Sky with Binoculars

A Simple Guide to the Heavens

Author: Stephen James O'Meara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521721709

Category: Nature

Page: 149

View: 5582

Month by month, star by star, object by object, Stephen James O'Meara takes readers on a celestial journey to many of the most prominent stars and constellations visible from mid-northern latitudes. Filled with interesting anecdotes about the stars and constellations and their intriguing histories, this book is both a useful guide for amateur astronomers, and a great first-time reference for those just starting out. After describing a constellation's mythology, readers are guided in locating and identifying its brightest stars in the sky, as well as any other bright targets of interest - colourful stars, double or multiple stars, star clusters and asterisms, nebulae, galaxies, variable stars, and more. This book will help beginning stargazers become familiar with the stars and constellations visible from their backyards, and explore the brightest and best stars, nebulae, and clusters visible through inexpensive, handheld binoculars.
Astronomy

How to Read the Night Sky

A New and Easy Way to Know the Stars, Planets, and Constellations

Author: W. S. Kals

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: 155

View: 4276

Juvenile Nonfiction

The Stars

A New Way to See Them

Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547132808

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 5543

A simple guide to the location and recognition of stars and constellations presents the constellations in shapes that correspond sensibly to their names. Simultaneous.
Juvenile Fiction

Touch the Brightest Star Board Book

Author: Christie Matheson

Publisher: Greenwillow Books

ISBN: 9780062274489

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 42

View: 9690

Science

Seeing in the Dark

How Amateur Astronomers Are Discovering the Wonder

Author: Timothy Ferris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476711755

Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 5507

In Seeing in the Dark, a poetic love letter to science and to the skies, Timothy Ferris invites us all to become stargazers. He recounts his own experiences as an enthralled lifelong amateur astronomer and reports from around the globe -- from England and Italy to the Florida Keys and the Chilean Andes -- on the revolution that's putting millions in touch with the night sky. In addition, Ferris offers an authoritative and engaging report on what's out there to be seen -- what Saturn, the Ring nebula, the Silver Coin galaxy, and the Virgo supercluster really are and how to find them. The appendix includes star charts, observing lists, and a guide on how to get involved in astronomy. Ferris takes us inside a major revolution sweeping astronomy, as lone amateur astronomers, in global networks linked by the Internet, make important discoveries that are the envy of the professionals. His ability to describe the wonders of the universe is simply magical, and his enthusiasm for his subject is irresistible.
Biography & Autobiography

Under the Duvet

Shoes, Reviews, Having the Blues, Builders, Babies, Families and Other Calamities

Author: Marian Keyes

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0061859923

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7069

From the acclaimed bestselling author of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a collection of personal essays on shopping, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and all the assorted calamities involved in being a savvy woman in the new millennium. Her novels are read and adored by millions around the world, and with Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes tackles the world of nonfiction. These are her collected pieces: regular bulletins from the woman writing under the covers. Marian loves shoes and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends), hates realtors and lost luggage, and she once had a Christmas office party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, Moroccan-style. She's just like you and me ... Featuring a wide compilation of Marian's journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus some exclusive, previously unpublished material, Under the Duvet is bursting with funny stories: observations on life, in-laws, weight loss, parties and driving lessons that will keep you utterly gripped -- either wincing with recognition or roaring with laughter.