Royal Observatory Greenwich - Astronomy Photographer of the Year Desk Diary 2019

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786649737

Category:

Page: 96

View: 6934

A stunning selection of over 30 astronomical images that will take your breath away. Produced in connection with the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year award this week-to-view desk diary features some of the finest examples of astronomy captured by some of the most talented photographers.

Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe

Author: Dara Ó Briain

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407181335

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 9076

So you want to go into space? WHY?! (No, really - it's sort of a terrible idea. We humans are perfectly designed for life on Earth. We can walk around, breathe, drink water, eat vegetables, read books, not get poisoned or crushed to death when we go outside - it's lovely right where we are.) Not convinced? GOOD! People have been dreaming about space travel for centuries - there's something amazing about the idea of leaving our planet behind and setting out to explore the Universe - there's so much we still don't know. UK and Ireland's best-loved comedian Dara ” Briain takes you on a journey from the safety of your comfiest chair to the furthest reaches of space (and beyond!)

Ultimate Travelist

The 500 Best Places on the Planet.. Ranked

Author: Lonely Planet Publications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743607473

Category: Reference

Page: 328

View: 2496

501 of the world's most unmissable sights and attractions Ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts Insightful write-ups, inspiring photography and lavish production make this the only bucket list you'll ever need

Visions of the Cosmos

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen,John C. Brandt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521818988

Category: Nature

Page: 218

View: 2624

A comprehensive exploration of astronomy through the eyes of the world's observatories and spacecraft missions.

The Digital Photography Book

Author: Scott Kelby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0133856887

Category: Computers

Page: 221

View: 7122

Offers advice for shooting different types of photographs in different environments, including using natural light, using hot-shoe flash, and shooting landscapes and nature photography.

Facts from Space!

From Super-Secret Spacecraft to Volcanoes in Outer Space, Extraterrestrial Facts to Blow Your Mind!

Author: Dean Regas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440597022

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2678

A guided tour through the universe--and beyond! From the sun's super-hot core to the many moons of Neptune, we're traveling to the far reaches of our solar system and beyond! Astronomer Dean Regas presents Facts from Space!--an exciting education on everything outside our atmosphere. Inside, you'll discover space facts and celestial trivia, including: A day on Venus is longer than its year. Early space missions ejected human waste into space, where it froze into intricate crystals that still float in space today. After being in space, some astronauts returned to Earth up to 2 inches taller than when they left. The stars in the Big Dipper are shifting among themselves and will look like a "Big Spatula" by the year 75,000. And more! Packed with fascinating information, it's a stellar read for sci-fi fans and at-home astronomers alike!

Stargazing

Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Author: Greenwich Royal Observatory,Radmila Topalovic,Tom Kerss

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008196271

Category: Astronomy

Page: 224

View: 3396

This is an iintroductory guide to the night sky, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy, introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners. This book explains the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year. With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed full of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.

Under a Pole Star

Author: Stef Penney

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681441152

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

View: 7665

Sometimes you have to travel to the farthest edge of the world in order to find your true place in it... A panoramic historical epic and an unforgettable love story from the author of The Tenderness of Wolves, for fans of Kristin Hannah, Sarah Perry, and Barbara Kingsolver A whaler's daughter, Flora Mackie first crossed the Arctic Circle at the age of twelve. Years later, in 1892, determination and chance lead her back to northern Greenland as a scientist at the head of a British expedition, defying the expectations of those who believe a woman has no place in that harsh world. Geologist Jakob de Beyn was raised in Manhattan. Yearning for wider horizons, he joins a rival expedition. Jakob and Flora's paths cross. It is a fateful meeting, where passion and ambition collide and an irresistible attraction is born. The violent extremes of the north obsess them both: perpetual night and endless day; frozen seas and coastal meadows, and the strange, maddening pull it exerts on the people trying to make their mark on its vast expanses - a pursuit of glory whose outcome will reverberate for years to come.

ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)

Author: James Joyce

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026849841

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

View: 7916

This carefully crafted ebook: “ULYSSES (Modern Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It is considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, and has been called "a demonstration and summation of the entire movement". Ulysses chronicles the peripatetic appointments and encounters of Leopold Bloom in Dublin in the course of an ordinary day, 16 June 1904. Ulysses is the Latinised name of Odysseus, the hero of Homer's epic poem Odyssey, and the novel establishes a series of parallels between its characters and events and those of the poem (the correspondence of Leopold Bloom to Odysseus, Molly Bloom to Penelope, and Stephen Dedalus to Telemachus). Joyce divided Ulysses into 18 chapters or "episodes". At first glance much of the book may appear unstructured and chaotic; Joyce once said that he had "put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant", which would earn the novel "immortality". James Joyce (1882-1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses, the short-story collection Dubliners, and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Finnegans Wake.

Bad Astronomy

Misconceptions and Misuses Revealed, from Astrology to the Moon Landing "Hoax"

Author: Philip C. Plait

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471422075

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6573

Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

An Atlas of Countries that Don't Exist

A Compendium of Fifty Unrecognized and Largely Unnoticed States

Author: Nick Middleton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452158835

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 240

View: 5440

What is a country? Acclaimed travel writer and Oxford geography don Nick Middleton brings to life the origins and histories of 50 states that, lacking international recognition and United Nations membership, exist on the margins of legitimacy in the global order. From long-contested lands like Crimea and Tibet to lesser-known territories such as Africa's last colony and a European republic that enjoyed independence for a single day, Middleton presents fascinating stories of shifting borders, visionary leaders, and "forgotten" peoples. Beautifully illustrated with 50 regional maps, each country is literally die-cut out of the page, offering a distinctive tactile experience while exploring these remarkable places.

The Royal Observatory Greenwich

Author: E.W. Maunder

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5877058150

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6742

With many portraits and illustrations from old prints and original photographs.

South

The Race to the Pole

Author: Peter Van der Merwe,National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6422

Accompanies an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.

English Men of Science

Their Nature and Nurture

Author: Francis Galton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Genetics

Page: 270

View: 4919

The Sky Is Not the Limit

Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616141204

Category: Science

Page: 203

View: 4252

From the author of Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and the host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a memoir about growing up and a young man's budding scientific curiosity. This is the absorbing story of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s lifelong fascination with the night sky, a restless wonder that began some thirty years ago on the roof of his Bronx apartment building and eventually led him to become the director of the Hayden Planetarium. A unique chronicle of a young man who at one time was both nerd and jock, Tyson’s memoir could well inspire other similarly curious youngsters to pursue their dreams. Like many athletic kids he played baseball, won medals in track and swimming, and was captain of his high school wrestling team. But at the same time he was setting up a telescope on winter nights, taking an advanced astronomy course at the Hayden Planetarium, and spending a summer vacation at an astronomy camp in the Mojave Desert. Eventually, his scientific curiosity prevailed, and he went on to graduate in physics from Harvard and to earn a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia. There followed postdoctoral research at Princeton. In 1996, he became the director of the Hayden Planetarium, where some twenty-five years earlier he had been awed by the spectacular vista in the sky theater. Tyson pays tribute to the key teachers and mentors who recognized his precocious interests and abilities, and helped him succeed. He intersperses personal reminiscences with thoughts on scientific literacy, careful science vs. media hype, the possibility that a meteor could someday hit the Earth, dealing with society’s racial stereotypes, what science can and cannot say about the existence of God, and many other interesting insights about science, society, and the nature of the universe. Now available in paperback with a new preface and other additions, this engaging memoir will enlighten and inspire an appreciation of astronomy and the wonders of our universe.

The Lighthouse and the Observatory

Author: Daniel A. Stolz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107196337

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 1996

This history of astronomy in Egypt reveals how modern science came to play an authoritative role in Islamic religious practice.