Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography (Springer Praxis Books)

By Nick Kanas

Until the ebook of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that did not hint the stream of sky map improvement through the years.

The moment edition focuses at the improvement of latest perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via pictures from antiquarian celestial prints and megastar atlases. This e-book uniquely combines a couple of good points: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from historic to trendy instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is followed by means of a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in response to the author's adventure with writing articles for newbie astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up to date moment version of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new pictures (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky gadgets, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automatic celebrity maps. there's additionally elevated fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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By Nick Kanas

Until the ebook of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that did not hint the stream of sky map improvement through the years.

The moment edition focuses at the improvement of latest perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via pictures from antiquarian celestial prints and megastar atlases. This e-book uniquely combines a couple of good points: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from historic to trendy instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological platforms; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing attractive colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is followed by means of a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in response to the author's adventure with writing articles for newbie astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up to date moment version of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new pictures (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky gadgets, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automatic celebrity maps. there's additionally elevated fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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Stardust: The Cosmic Recycling Of Stars Planets And People (Penguin Press Science)

By John Gribbin

'Superb ...Gribbin has performed it back ...the tale of ways the problem that makes up bodies travelled from the celebrities ...a tremendous account' - "Sunday Times", Books of the yr. each people is made from stardust, John Gribbin explains during this mind-blowing publication. every little thing we see, contact, breathe and scent, approximately each molecule in bodies, is the spinoff of stars as they reside and die in staggering explosions, scattering fabric around the universe that's recycled to turn into a part of us. it is just by way of knowing how stars are made and the way they die that we will each know the way we got here into being. Taking us on a charming trip, John Gribbin exhibits us the clinical breakthroughs within the quest for our origins. With the uncooked fabrics for growing lifestyles throughout us, he concludes, it really is most unlikely to think we're on my own within the universe. 'An outstanding tale ...gives a feeling of the virtually unimaginable accident of actual legislation and situations that led to your with the ability to learn those phrases at the present time' - "Literary Review". 'Gribbin skilfully and engagingly lines the historic series ...rather like Sherlock Holmes analyzing clues' - "New Scientist".

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By John Gribbin

'Superb ...Gribbin has performed it back ...the tale of ways the problem that makes up bodies travelled from the celebrities ...a tremendous account' - "Sunday Times", Books of the yr. each people is made from stardust, John Gribbin explains during this mind-blowing publication. every little thing we see, contact, breathe and scent, approximately each molecule in bodies, is the spinoff of stars as they reside and die in staggering explosions, scattering fabric around the universe that's recycled to turn into a part of us. it is just by way of knowing how stars are made and the way they die that we will each know the way we got here into being. Taking us on a charming trip, John Gribbin exhibits us the clinical breakthroughs within the quest for our origins. With the uncooked fabrics for growing lifestyles throughout us, he concludes, it really is most unlikely to think we're on my own within the universe. 'An outstanding tale ...gives a feeling of the virtually unimaginable accident of actual legislation and situations that led to your with the ability to learn those phrases at the present time' - "Literary Review". 'Gribbin skilfully and engagingly lines the historic series ...rather like Sherlock Holmes analyzing clues' - "New Scientist".

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The Tunguska Mystery (Astronomers' Universe)

By Vladimir Rubtsov

     The summer time of 1908 witnessed the arriving of an unknown house physique and an explosion over the Tunguska woodland in critical Siberia that can have flattened any significant urban on Earth. most folk imagine that the Tunguska occasion used to be defined some time past through scientists who research meteorites - that it used to be both a stony meteorite or the icy center of a comet. yet those assumptions will not be so tenable as their supporters wish to imagine. The Tunguska occasion is still an enigma in its moment century of life as puzzling because it has been through the earlier century. And what Russian scientists have came upon in fresh many years is either stunning and trustworthy, and may reason a few eyebrows to be raised.
     The Tunguska secret is the 1st really accomplished and well known exposition of this century-long enigma written in particular for western readers. it really is goal and can pay consciousness to either traditional and unconventional theories of the Tunguska house body's foundation. additionally, this can be the single booklet written within the English language on Tunguska experiences within the former Soviet Union and the hot self sufficient states that's fullyyt in response to firsthand bills of great researchers at once engaged in those reports. The book's language is easy, The Tunguska secret is intended not just for experts, yet firstly for any reader who's attracted to the interesting mysteries of the realm we are living in.
      As a reader famous on Amazon.com, the booklet is "very good written. The illustrations and pictures support the reader to appreciate the nice value of this examine. i discovered this publication to be an outstanding addition to anyone's library. Who doesn't get pleasure from an exceptional mystery... a real medical secret that may support us sometime to guard our Earth from destiny Tunguska occasions. I desire to upload that it was once very stress-free from starting to finish, with a slightly of humor and lots of fascinating facts!"

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By Vladimir Rubtsov

     The summer time of 1908 witnessed the arriving of an unknown house physique and an explosion over the Tunguska woodland in critical Siberia that can have flattened any significant urban on Earth. most folk imagine that the Tunguska occasion used to be defined some time past through scientists who research meteorites - that it used to be both a stony meteorite or the icy center of a comet. yet those assumptions will not be so tenable as their supporters wish to imagine. The Tunguska occasion is still an enigma in its moment century of life as puzzling because it has been through the earlier century. And what Russian scientists have came upon in fresh many years is either stunning and trustworthy, and may reason a few eyebrows to be raised.
     The Tunguska secret is the 1st really accomplished and well known exposition of this century-long enigma written in particular for western readers. it really is goal and can pay consciousness to either traditional and unconventional theories of the Tunguska house body's foundation. additionally, this can be the single booklet written within the English language on Tunguska experiences within the former Soviet Union and the hot self sufficient states that's fullyyt in response to firsthand bills of great researchers at once engaged in those reports. The book's language is easy, The Tunguska secret is intended not just for experts, yet firstly for any reader who's attracted to the interesting mysteries of the realm we are living in.
      As a reader famous on Amazon.com, the booklet is "very good written. The illustrations and pictures support the reader to appreciate the nice value of this examine. i discovered this publication to be an outstanding addition to anyone's library. Who doesn't get pleasure from an exceptional mystery... a real medical secret that may support us sometime to guard our Earth from destiny Tunguska occasions. I desire to upload that it was once very stress-free from starting to finish, with a slightly of humor and lots of fascinating facts!"

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Stars and Galaxies

By Michael A. Seeds

With this newly revised 8th version of STARS AND GALAXIES, the authors' ambitions are that can assist you use astronomy to appreciate science--and use technology to appreciate what we're. interesting, enticing, and visually bright, this article will assist you resolution basic questions: What are we? and the way will we understand?

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By Michael A. Seeds

With this newly revised 8th version of STARS AND GALAXIES, the authors' ambitions are that can assist you use astronomy to appreciate science--and use technology to appreciate what we're. interesting, enticing, and visually bright, this article will assist you resolution basic questions: What are we? and the way will we understand?

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Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition (Wiley Self Teaching Guides)

For a iteration, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching advisor has brought thousands of readers world wide to the evening sky. Now this vintage beginner's consultant has been thoroughly revised to deliver it brand new with the most recent discoveries. up-to-date with the most recent, so much exact details, new on-line assets, and greater than a hundred new pix and images, this 8th variation features:

 

   ·Website addresses all through for the easiest colour photos and astronomy assets online

   ·Technical principles made easy with out mathematics

   ·A attractive up to date full-color, modern insert with wonderful images

   ·An interactive layout with studying targets, studies, self-tests, and solutions for quick learning

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For a iteration, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching advisor has brought thousands of readers world wide to the evening sky. Now this vintage beginner's consultant has been thoroughly revised to deliver it brand new with the most recent discoveries. up-to-date with the most recent, so much exact details, new on-line assets, and greater than a hundred new pix and images, this 8th variation features:

 

   ·Website addresses all through for the easiest colour photos and astronomy assets online

   ·Technical principles made easy with out mathematics

   ·A attractive up to date full-color, modern insert with wonderful images

   ·An interactive layout with studying targets, studies, self-tests, and solutions for quick learning

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Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier

Astronomy: trip to the Cosmic Frontier, sixth version, presents adequate content material and history in astronomy so the scholar could be capable of persist with present advancements in astronomy years once they whole the direction. The old improvement of astronomy is emphasised to teach that astronomy, like different sciences, advances throughout the efforts of many scientists, and to teach how current rules were built.

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Astronomy: trip to the Cosmic Frontier, sixth version, presents adequate content material and history in astronomy so the scholar could be capable of persist with present advancements in astronomy years once they whole the direction. The old improvement of astronomy is emphasised to teach that astronomy, like different sciences, advances throughout the efforts of many scientists, and to teach how current rules were built.

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Universe

This finished textbook for the two-term direction focuses scholars on not just the foundational recommendations of astronomy yet at the means of clinical discovery itself—how we all know what we all know in regards to the cosmos. Engagingly written and crammed worthwhile pedagogical instruments, the e-book additionally excels at dispelling greatly held misconceptions and supporting scholars steer clear of universal pitfalls as they discover the heavens.

Thoroughly up-to-date, the hot version positive factors the newest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by way of an multiplied media/supplements package deal established on W. H. Freeman’s striking new on-line path area, LaunchPad.

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This finished textbook for the two-term direction focuses scholars on not just the foundational recommendations of astronomy yet at the means of clinical discovery itself—how we all know what we all know in regards to the cosmos. Engagingly written and crammed worthwhile pedagogical instruments, the e-book additionally excels at dispelling greatly held misconceptions and supporting scholars steer clear of universal pitfalls as they discover the heavens.

Thoroughly up-to-date, the hot version positive factors the newest discoveries and new pedagogy, and is supported by way of an multiplied media/supplements package deal established on W. H. Freeman’s striking new on-line path area, LaunchPad.

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Touring the Universe through Binoculars: A Complete Astronomer's Guidebook (Wiley Science Editions)

By Philip S. Harrington

This entire paintings takes you on a private travel of the universe utilizing not anything greater than a couple of binoculars. extra accomplished than any ebook presently to be had, it starts off with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, after which is going directly to discover each one planet within the sunlight procedure, asteroids, meteors, comets and the solar. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep house to discover celestial our bodies together with stars which are recognized and lots of attractions much less regular. the ultimate bankruptcy features a unique atlas of deep-sky gadgets obvious via binoculars. The appendices contain counsel on the right way to purchase, deal with and continue astronomical binoculars, suggestions and tricks on utilizing them, and precise info on a number of home-made binocular mounts.

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By Philip S. Harrington

This entire paintings takes you on a private travel of the universe utilizing not anything greater than a couple of binoculars. extra accomplished than any ebook presently to be had, it starts off with Earth's nearest neighbor, the moon, after which is going directly to discover each one planet within the sunlight procedure, asteroids, meteors, comets and the solar. Following this, the reader is whisked away into deep house to discover celestial our bodies together with stars which are recognized and lots of attractions much less regular. the ultimate bankruptcy features a unique atlas of deep-sky gadgets obvious via binoculars. The appendices contain counsel on the right way to purchase, deal with and continue astronomical binoculars, suggestions and tricks on utilizing them, and precise info on a number of home-made binocular mounts.

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

By Carl Sagan

"A excellent e-book . . . A lively safety of technological know-how . . . From the 1st web page to the final, this booklet is a manifesto for transparent thought."

*Los Angeles Times

"POWERFUL . . . A stirring safety of trained rationality. . . wealthy in outstanding info and lovely writing."

*The Washington put up publication World

How will we make clever judgements approximately our more and more technology-driven lives if we do not comprehend the variation among the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of technology? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and unusual astronomer Carl Sagan argues that medical considering is necessary not just to the pursuit of fact yet to the very overall healthiness of our democratic institutions.

Casting a large internet via background and tradition, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the earlier as witchcraft, religion therapeutic, demons, and UFOs. And but, disturbingly, in present day so-called info age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with tales of alien abduction, channeling prior lives, and communal hallucinations commanding starting to be awareness and appreciate. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren tune of unreason isn't just a cultural improper flip yet a deadly plunge into darkness that threatens our most simple freedoms.

"COMPELLING."

*USA Today

"A transparent imaginative and prescient of what reliable technology potential and why it makes a distinction. . . . A testimonial to the ability of technological know-how and a caution of the risks of unrestrained credulity."

*The Sciences

"PASSIONATE."

*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

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By Carl Sagan

"A excellent e-book . . . A lively safety of technological know-how . . . From the 1st web page to the final, this booklet is a manifesto for transparent thought."

*Los Angeles Times

"POWERFUL . . . A stirring safety of trained rationality. . . wealthy in outstanding info and lovely writing."

*The Washington put up publication World

How will we make clever judgements approximately our more and more technology-driven lives if we do not comprehend the variation among the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of technology? Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and unusual astronomer Carl Sagan argues that medical considering is necessary not just to the pursuit of fact yet to the very overall healthiness of our democratic institutions.

Casting a large internet via background and tradition, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the earlier as witchcraft, religion therapeutic, demons, and UFOs. And but, disturbingly, in present day so-called info age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with tales of alien abduction, channeling prior lives, and communal hallucinations commanding starting to be awareness and appreciate. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren tune of unreason isn't just a cultural improper flip yet a deadly plunge into darkness that threatens our most simple freedoms.

"COMPELLING."

*USA Today

"A transparent imaginative and prescient of what reliable technology potential and why it makes a distinction. . . . A testimonial to the ability of technological know-how and a caution of the risks of unrestrained credulity."

*The Sciences

"PASSIONATE."

*San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

By Dava Sobel

Anyone alive within the eighteenth century might have identified that "the longitude challenge" used to be the thorniest medical obstacle of the day―and were for hundreds of years. missing the power to degree their longitude, sailors in the course of the nice a long time of exploration have been actually misplaced at sea once they overlooked land. hundreds of thousands of lives and the expanding fortunes of countries held on a answer. One guy, John Harrison, in whole competition to the medical neighborhood, dared to visualize a mechanical solution―a clock that might hold specified time at sea, anything no clock had ever been in a position to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human tale of an epic medical quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with construction his ideal timekeeper, recognized this day because the chronometer. choked with heroism and chicanery, it's also a desirable short historical past of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a brand new window on our world.

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By Dava Sobel

Anyone alive within the eighteenth century might have identified that "the longitude challenge" used to be the thorniest medical obstacle of the day―and were for hundreds of years. missing the power to degree their longitude, sailors in the course of the nice a long time of exploration have been actually misplaced at sea once they overlooked land. hundreds of thousands of lives and the expanding fortunes of countries held on a answer. One guy, John Harrison, in whole competition to the medical neighborhood, dared to visualize a mechanical solution―a clock that might hold specified time at sea, anything no clock had ever been in a position to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human tale of an epic medical quest and of Harrison's forty-year obsession with construction his ideal timekeeper, recognized this day because the chronometer. choked with heroism and chicanery, it's also a desirable short historical past of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking, and opens a brand new window on our world.

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