Earth and Space

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452146055

Category: Photography

Page: 176

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Take a tour of the universe with this breathtaking collection of photographs from the archives of NASA. Astonishing images of Earth from above, the phenomena of our solar system, and the celestial bodies of deep space will captivate readers and photography lovers with an interest in science, astronomy, and the great beyond. Each extraordinary photograph from the legendary space agency is paired with explanatory text that contextualizes its place in the cosmic ballet of planets, stars, dust, and matter—from Earth's limb to solar flares, the Jellyfish Nebula to Pandora's Cluster. Featuring a preface by Bill Nye, this engaging ebook offers up-close views of our remarkable cosmos, and sparks wonder at the marvels of Earth and space.

The Planets

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452160465

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.

2018 an Astronomical Year

A Reference Guide to 365 Nights of Astronomy

Author: Richard J. Bartlett

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546757825

Category:

Page: 192

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Designed for astronomers specifically in the United States, this guide provides details of hundreds of astronomical events throughout 2018. Written by Richard J. Bartlett, a former freelance writer for Astronomy magazine, the guide includes all of the following: * The phases of the Moon * Key astronomical events * Conjunctions between the Sun, Moon and planets * Lunar and Solar eclipses * A breakdown of when to observe the planets and conjunctions * Peak dates for the major meteor showers (including corresponding lunar phases) * 24 star charts with accompanying lists of suggested deep sky objects * Lunar and planetary data, including co-ordinates, magnitude, apparent diameter, illumination, elongation distance from the Sun and other nearby celestial bodies. * Charts depicting the positions of Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus Whether you're an expert astronomer or a casual star gazer, An Astronomical Year is the essential guide to the best celestial events of 2018. ***BONUS*** Buy the paperback and get the Kindle edition FREE Praise for the previous editions: "I love to know about what's in the heavens and this book is good, every day, every month and a lot of explanations." - By Rosemary Walker on 3 March 2016 "Easy to use, well written and concise. It's organized in such a way that the beginner can be rewarded with useful observations the first time out." - By an Amazon Customer on 28 February 2016 "An excellent book, exactly what I have been looking for! Easy to follow for the beginner, and yet plenty of technical data to keep more advanced astronomers interested." By an Amazon Customer on 9 March 2016

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

Author: Flame Tree Studio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786649737

Category:

Page: 96

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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.

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

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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!

Ultimate Travelist

The 500 Best Places on the Planet.. Ranked

Author: Lonely Planet Publications

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781743607473

Category: Reference

Page: 328

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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

Arches National Park by Day and Night

Author: Grant Collier

Publisher: Collier Pub

ISBN: 9780976921882

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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Arches National Park in eastern Utah is one of the most unique places on the planet. It contains an immense array of sandstone sculptures, including fins, spires, pinnacles, balanced rocks, and natural arches. The arches range in size from small openings to enormous spans measuring nearly 300 feet across. Renowned photographer Grant Collier has photographed the most popular rock formations in Arches National Park, along with many remote and little known natural wonders. He has captured the brilliant display of wildflowers in spring, the blazing color of cottonwoods in autumn, and the remarkable beauty of white snow against red rock in winter. Collier has also spent countless nights photographing the rock formations beneath a canopy of stars, planets, and meteors. His images provide a stunning new perspective on this extraordinary national park.

Dreaming of Colorado

A Bedtime Story

Author: Grant Collier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935694069

Category: Colorado

Page: 32

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"Dreaming of Colorado" tells the story of Cosmo the Cougar Cub, who doesn't want to go to sleep because he is having so much fun playing. But his mom reminds him that there are many exciting things he can dream about. This convinces Cosmo to go to sleep, and he dreams that he is riding on a magic canoe that takes him back in time. Cosmo and his animal friends go on several adventures and see dinosaurs, volcanoes, Native Americans, and miners. Each of Cosmo's adventures is based on real events that occurred in Colorado's past.

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

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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.

Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714874616

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Explore the stars and planets and beyond through 300 fascinating images – an international panel of experts take you on a journey through man's record of the universe – from ancient cave paintings to animation. Universe is a groundbreaking survey that celebrates the popular subject of astronomy through 300 images created by those who have tried to understand - or who have been inspired by – the beauty and mystery of stars, planets, and beyond. Carefully chosen by an international panel of experts and arranged to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, the selection includes paintings, photographs, sculpture, animation, prints, sketches, and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.

The Universe Revealed

Author: Pam Spence

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521642392

Category: Science

Page: 192

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Cosmologists and astronomers offer information on the solar system, cosmology, global warming, and observational techniques.

Fantastic Planet

A Coloring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined

Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452155975

Category: Games

Page: 60

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Bestselling author Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based illustration style to celebrate the fantastic places, flora, and fauna of the natural world around us. Here are inspiring, fun-to-color images of lush jungles, teeming reefs, desert landscapes, fruitful orchards, sun-dappled forests, spectacular waterfalls, majestic trees, tulip fields, animal migrations, and much more. A selection of imaginative natural mandala illustrations rounds out this gorgeous, high-quality adult coloring book, the latest in the bestselling Fantastic series.

Nightwatch

Author: Andrew M. Stephenson

Publisher: Dell Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science fiction

Page: 320

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Llewellyn's 2017 Daily Planetary Guide

Complete Astrology At-A-Glance

Author: Llewellyn Publications Staff,Pam Ciampi,Jim Shawvan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780738737607

Category:

Page: 208

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Plan your days using cosmic energies--it's easy with the most trusted and astrologically detailed guide available. Choose the best time to do anything on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis--and even down to the minute. Before setting up a job interview, signing a contract, planning a vacation, or scheduling anything important, consult the weekly forecasts and Opportunity Periods--times when the positive flow of energy is at its peak. Plan your year wisely according to aspects, ephemerides, retrograde planets, eclipses for 2017, and more astrological information. Even beginners can use this powerful planner, which explains the planets, signs, houses, and how to use this guide.