Holst: The Planets

Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456333

Category: Music

Page: 99

View: 2785

The first comprehensive guide to Holst's orchestral suite considers the music in detail and places the work in its historical context.

On a Lark to the Planets

Author: Frances Trego Montgomery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Interplanetary voyages

Page: 180

View: 850

Die Planeten

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072387

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 665

Der Kosmos ist kalt, groß und unbegreifbar? Nicht bei Dava Sobel. Unnachahmlich vermittelt sie Wissenschaft erzählerisch und packend. Wer nach den Sternen fragt, so die Botschaft dieses charmanten und klugen Buches, wird am Ende immer wieder auf der Erde landen. Denn die Geschichte der neun Planeten ist nicht nur die Geschichte ihrer Entdecker, sondern sie erzählt auch davon, wie man den Himmelskörpern seit Menschengedenken eine Bedeutung in Kunst, Mythologie und Literatur zugeschrieben hat. Eine Reise zu den Sternen auf neuen und niemals vermuteten Wegen.

Meet the Planets

Author: John McGranaghan

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 1607188694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1724

Presents an introduction to the Solar System and the physical features of the eight planets that revolve around the Sun, in a text that includes learning activities.

The Planets

Author: Cynthia Pratt Nicolson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550747164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 9880

Answers questions about each of the planets and what it would be like to visit there.

The Planets Within

The Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262287

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

View: 454

The Planets Within asks us to return to antiquity with new eyes. It centers on one of the most psychological movements of the prescientific age Renaissance Italy, where a group of inner Columbuses charted territories that still give us today a much- needed sense of who we are and where we have come from, and the right routes to take toward fertile and unexplored places. Chief among these masters of the interior life was Marsilio Ficino, presiding genius of the Florentine Academy, who taught that all things exist in soul and must be lived in its light. This study of Ficino broadens and deepens our understanding of psyche, for Ficino was a doctor of soul, and his insights teach us the care and nurture of soul. Moore takes as his guide Ficino s own fundamental tool imagination. Respecting the integrity and autonomy of images, The Planets Within unfolds a poetics of soul in a kind of dialogue between the laconic remarks of Ficino and the need to give these remarks a life and context for our day."

The Planets

Author: Martha E. H. Rustad

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429617195

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1565

"Photographs and simple text introduce the planets in our solar system"--Provided by publisher.

The planets

op. 32

Author: Gustav Holst

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486414027

Category: Music

Page: 187

View: 9561

Scored for large orchestral forces and a wordless chorus, this spectacular symphonic suite established Holst's international reputation as one of the most popular and important modern British composers.

Astronomy, Or, The True System of the Planets Demonstrated

Wherein are Shewn by Instrument, Their Anomalies, Heliocentrick and Geocentrick Places Both in Longitude and Latitude ... to which is Prefix'd, an Alphabetical Catalogue of ... Terms in Astronomy ...

Author: Charles Leadbetter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 120

View: 5907

Clayton and the Planets

Author: Carrie C. Yakola

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434352757

Category: Education

Page: 32

View: 8438

Join Clayton as he explores the planets, our solar system and questions whether there is life in space.

The Planets

Author: Carol Ryback

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836863444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4293

Presents information about the planets of the solar system, including what they are made of, their size, the length of their years and days, and where they are in relation to one another.

The Planets

Author: David McNab,James Younger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300080441

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 2658

A companion to the television series covers such topics as the discovery of Pluto, the Orion nebula, and the Viking space missions

The Planets

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659483

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 6175

Dava Sobel's The Glass Universe will be available from Viking in December 2016 With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history. Written in her characteristically graceful prose, The Planets is a stunningly original celebration of our solar system and offers a distinctive view of our place in the universe. * A New York Times extended bestseller * A Featured Alternate of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, Scientific American Book Club, and Natural Science Book Club * Includes 11 full-color illustrations by artist Lynette R. Cook BACKCOVER: "[The Planets] lets us fall in love with the heavens all over again." -The New York Times Book Review "Playful . . . lyrical . . . a guided tour so imaginative that we forget we're being educated as we're being entertained." -Newsweek " [Sobel] has outdone her extraordinary talent for keeping readers enthralled. . . . Longitude and Galileo's Daughter were exciting enough, but The Planets has a charm of its own . . . . A splendid and enticing book." -San Francisco Chronicle "A sublime journey. [Sobel's] writing . . . is as bright as the sun and its thinking as star-studded as the cosmos." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "An incantatory serenade to the Solar System. Grade A-" -Entertainment Weekly "Like Sobel's [Longitude and Galileo's Daughter] . . . [The Planets] combines masterful storytelling with clear, engaging explanations of the essential scientific facts." -Physics World From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Planets

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241186765

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 2246

See the Solar System like never before The Planets is an awe-inspiring and informative journey through the Solar System, with all-new 3D globes and models built using the latest data gathered by NASA and the European Space Agency that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. You can even move in for a closer look with 3D terrain models that take you on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets. As well as covering the Sun, the planets, hundreds of moons and thousands of asteroids and comets, The Planets includes all the major Solar System missions, right up to the latest Mars rovers. Timelines explore our relationship with each planet and infographics present fascinating Solar System facts and planet facts. The Planets is ideal for anyone interested in space exploration and all armchair astronauts or astronomers.

The Planets

Author: Katy Pike,Maureen O'Keefe

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 9781865093130

Category: Planets

Page: 16

View: 7881

In the book The Planets, the teaching focus is an information report. Students learn to describe the nine planets in our solar system. We live on a planet called Earth which travels around the Sun. There are eight other planets that also travel around the Sun. Do you know the names of the other planets?

Guide to The Planets

Author: Richard Pearson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244132208

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 974

Exploring the Planets

A Memoir

Author: Fred Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191651362

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 4056

The planets fascinate us, and naturally we care about our own Earth, and things like how well we can forecast the weather and whether climate is really changing. Exploring the Planets offers a personal account on how the space programme evolved. It begins in the era of the first blurry views of our Earth as seen from space, and ends with current plans for sophisticated robots on places as near as our neighbours Venus and Mars and as far away as the rainy lakelands of Saturn's planet-sized moon Titan. Examining the scientific goals of these complex voyages of discovery, and the joys and hardships of working to achieve them. The Space Age is now about 50 years old and for those lucky enough to be part of it at its inception, it's filled a worklong lifetime. Today, several satellites around the Earth have studied the atmosphere and the climate using instruments on board that the author helped design and build. 'Deep space' missions were embarked upon to visit the planets: all of the major bodies (six planets, the Moon and minor bodies, asteroids and comets) of the classical Solar System have been scrutinised close-up by experiments built in various laboratories worldwide. Most of the narrative is based on the author's experiences at the world's space agencies, research labs, and conferences, and at other places as diverse as Cape Canaveral and No. 10 Downing Street.

The Ballet of the Planets

A Mathematician's Musings on the Elegance of Planetary Motion

Author: Donald Benson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199939292

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 1076

The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion, revealing how our understanding of astronomy evolved from Archimedes and Ptolemy to Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Mathematician Donald Benson shows that ancient theories of planetary motion were based on the assumptions that the Earth was the center of the universe and the planets moved in a uniform circular motion. Since ancient astronomers noted that occasionally a planet would exhibit retrograde motion--would seem to reverse its direction and move briefly westward--they concluded that the planets moved in epicyclic curves, circles with smaller interior loops, similar to the patterns of a child's Spirograph. With the coming of the Copernican revolution, the retrograde motion was seen to be apparent rather than real, leading to the idea that the planets moved in ellipses. This laid the ground for Newton's great achievement--integrating the concepts of astronomy and mechanics--which revealed not only how the planets moved, but also why. Throughout, Benson focuses on naked-eye astronomy, which makes it easy for the novice to grasp the work of these pioneers of astronomy.

The Babylonian Theory of the Planets

Author: Noel M. Swerdlow

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691011967

Category: Science

Page: 246

View: 6651

Modern scholars have long struggled to understand the sophisticated workings of Babylonian astronomy and, in particular, how the scribe derived from observation the numerical parameters of their planetary theory in this book, N. M. Swerdlow offers a solution to that problem. He examines here the collection and observation of ominous celestial phenomena and of how intervals of time, locations by zodiacal sign, and cycles in which the phenomena recur were used to develop a purely arithmetical planetary theory by which the same ominous phenomena that were regularly observed were reduced to computation, thereby surmounting the single greatest obstacle to observation: bad weather.