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and digital renderings with iconic works by renowned photographers, artists, and astronomers alongside previously unpublished finds.

Map: Assembling the World in An Image

Exploring the World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714869445

Category: History

Page: 352

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300 stunning maps from all periods and from all around the world, exploring and revealing what maps tell us about history and ourselves. Selected by an international panel of cartographers, academics, map dealers and collectors, the maps represent over 5,000 years of cartographic innovation drawing on a range of cultures and traditions. Comprehensive in scope, this book features all types of map from navigation and surveys to astronomical maps, satellite and digital maps, as well as works of art inspired by cartography. Unique curated sequence presents maps in thought-provoking juxtapositions for lively, stimulating reading. Features some of the most influential mapmakers and institutions in history, including Gerardus Mercator, Abraham Ortelius, Phyllis Pearson, Heinrich Berann, Bill Rankin, Ordnance Survey and Google Earth. Easy-to-use format, with large reproductions, authoritative texts and key caption information, it is the perfect introduction to the subject. Also features a comprehensive illustrated timeline of the history of cartography, biographies of leading cartographers and a glossary of cartographic terms.

Magnificent Universe

Author: Ken Croswell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684845946

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 210

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Breathtaking full-color photography complement an intriguing exploration of outer space, in a visual look at modern astronomy that features pictures from the Mars Pathfinder and Voyager probes, telescope images from around the world, and images from the Hubble telescope.

Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Author: Phaidon Editors,James Hanken

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714876818

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Explore the beauty and diversity of the animal world through more than 300 captivating images from across time and from every corner of the globe Animal: Exploring the Zoological World is a visually stunning and broad-ranging survey that explores and celebrates humankind's ongoing fascination with animals. Since our very first moments on Earth, we have been compelled to make images of the curious beasts around us - whether as sources of food, danger, wonder, power, scientific significance or companionship. This carefully curated selection of images, chosen by an international panel of experts, delves into our shared past to tell the story of animal life. From the first cave paintings, extraordinary medieval bestiaries and exquisite scientific illustration, to iconic paintings, contemporary artworks and the incredible technological advancements that will shape our futures together, the huge range of works reflects the beauty and variety of animals themselves - including butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, frogs, tigers, dogs, jellyfish, spiders and elephants, to name a few. Arranged in a curated and thought-provoking sequence, this engaging compilation includes iconic works by some of the great names in zoology, such as Conrad Gesner, Charles Darwin and John James Audubon, as well as celebrated artists and photographers, indigenous cultures and lesser-known figures who have made important contributions to the study and representation of animals throughout history.

Your Ticket to the Universe

A Guide to Exploring the Cosmos

Author: Kimberly K. Arcand,Megan Watzke

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: 1588343758

Category: SCIENCE

Page: 240

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"Easy-to-read guide to the universe. Includes information on the planets, and other astrological entities"--

Exploring the World of Astronomy

From Center of the Sun to Edge of the Universe

Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 1614583544

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Discover how to find constellations like the Royal Family group or those near Orion the Hunter from season to season throughout the year How to use the Sea of Crises as your guidepost for further explorations on the moon's surface Investigate deep sky wonders, extra solar planets, and beyond as God's creation comes alive! Think you know all there is to know about our solar system? You might be surprised at some of the amazing details that you find when you begin Exploring the World of Astronomy! From the rugged surface of the moon to the distant and mysterious constellations, this book provides an exciting educational tour for students of different ages and skill levels. Learn about a blue moon, the 400-year storm on Jupiter, and what is meant by "the zone of life." Discussion ideas, questions, and research opportunities help expand this great resource on observational astronomy into an unforgettable educational course for middle school to high school students!

Plant: Exploring the Botanical World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871486

Category: Gardening

Page: 352

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The ultimate gift for gardeners and art-lovers, featuring 300 of the most beautiful and pioneering botanical images ever Following in the footsteps of the international bestseller Map: Exploring the World, this fresh and visually stunning survey celebrates the extraordinary beauty and diversity of plants. It combines photographs and cutting-edge micrograph scans with watercolours, drawings, and prints to bring this universally popular and captivating subject vividly to life. Carefully selected by an international panel of experts and arranged in a uniquely structured sequence to highlight thought-provoking contrasts and similarities, this stunning compilation of botanically themed images includes iconic work by celebrated artists, photographers, scientists, and botanical illustrators, as well as rare and previously unpublished images.

Mapping the Universe

Exploring and Chronicling the Universe

Author: Anne Rooney

Publisher: Sirius Entertainment

ISBN: 9781784289171

Category:

Page: 192

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Ever since man first raised his eyes heavenwards, we have been fascinated with the skies, stars and what might lie beyond. Unlocking the mysteries of the universe was a preoccupation of astronomers such as Ptolemy, Galileo and Copernicus. Some of these early thinkers risked their lives and reputations by suggesting shockingly that God and the Earth were not central to universal design. Their revolutionary findings sparked a desire to discover and explain the mysteries that lie beyond our world, which continues to this day. This book presents a selection of beautiful illustrations of the increasingly observable cosmos, from hand-colored maps of ancient times to photographs of distant galaxies viewed through powerful, state-of-the-art space telescopes.

Exploring the World of Physics

From Simple Machines to Nuclear Energy

Author: John Hudson Tiner

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780890514665

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Physics is a branch of science that many people consider to be too complicated to understand. In this exciting addition to the 'Exploring' series, John Hudson Tiner puts this myth to rest as he explains the fascinating world of physics in a way that students from elementary to high school can comprehend. Did you know that a feather and a lump of lead will fall at the same rate in a vacuum? Learn about the history of physics from Aristotle to Galileo to Isaac Newton to the latest advances. Discover how the laws of motion and gravity affect everything from the normal activities of everyday life to launching rockets into space. Learn about the effects of inertia firsthand during fun and informative experiments. Exploring the World of Physics is a great tool for students of all ages who want to have a deeper understanding of the important and interesting ways that physics affects our lives and is complete with illustrations, chapter questions, and an index.

NightWatch

A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe

Author: Terence Dickinson

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552093026

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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Offers advice on observing the stars and constellations, discusses useful equipment, and includes information on the moon, comets, eclipses, and planets

The Astronomy Book

Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY P

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241225936

Category:

Page: 352

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Explore the world of astronomy with key quotes and bold graphics to illustrate over 100 of the universe's biggest ideas. The Astronomy Book is an exciting voyage of discovery through the cosmos. Venture from ancient speculations about the nature of the universe, to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, including those of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Learn about the incredible histories of Halley's comet, Hubble's telescope, and NASA's modern-day trailblazing, as well as the discoveries of famous figures including Ptolemy, Isaac Newton, Walter Adams, Carl Sagan, and Alan Stern. The Astronomy Book, part of DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, is is the perfect introduction to our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos.

Evolution: A Visual Record

Author: Robert Clark

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871189

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Stunning images to reawaken us to the scientific process that drives the amazing diversity of life on earth Evidence of evolution is everywhere. Through 200 revelatory images, award-winning photographer Robert Clark makes one of the most important foundations of science clear and exciting to everyone. Evolution: A Visual Record transports readers from the near-mystical(human ancestors) to the historic (the famous 'finches' Darwin collected on the Galapagos Islands that spurred his theory); the recently understood (the link between dinosaurs and modern birds) to the simply astonishing.

The Fashion Book

Author: Editors of Phaidon Press

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714838083

Category: Photography

Page: 512

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Presents brief descriptions of the contributions to fashion of five hundred designers, photographers, models, and celebrities

The Universe

Author: Colin A. Ronan

Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference

ISBN: 9780028655918

Category: Science

Page: 212

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Three beautifully illustrated full-color volumes explore process and change from the origins of the smallest living things to the bounds of the solar system. Each fully-illustrated volume contains 60 articles and 225 color photos and 70 maps.

You Had Better Make Some Noise: Words to Change the World

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714876733

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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A timeless collection of quotations by visionaries who have been catalysts for change - through the ages and across the globe You Had Better Make Some Noise brings together the words of social activists, revolutionaries, artists, writers, musicians, philosophers, politicians, and more - individuals who fought for justice, galvanizing us all to do the same. Familiar figures - Thomas Paine to Bertrand Russell, Seneca to Gloria Steinem, Harvey Milk to Ai Weiwei, James Baldwin to Margaret Mead - are joined by a chorus of voices that have made their own indelible marks on the legacy of protest and progress. "When the history of our times is written, will we be remembered as the generation that turned our backs in a moment of global crisis or will it be recorded that we did the right thing?" Nelson Mandela asked that question, and this positive and reinforcing book urges us to heed the call.

Heaven and Earth

Unseen by the Naked Eye

Author: David Malin,Katherine Roucoux

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714847603

Category: Photography

Page: 384

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An awe-inspiring voyage of discovery through the infinite world of science.

The Search for Earth's Twin

Author: Stuart Clark

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848665859

Category: Extrasolar planets

Page: 240

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In 1995 two Swiss astronomers discovered a planet circling a star other than our Sun. This changed our perception of the Universe forever, proving that Earth and the other celestial bodies in our Solar System are not alone in outer space. Now, after a decade of exploration, more than 860 planets have been discovered, many of which are completely unlike anything else we know. Some are blacker than coal; some are bathed in molten lava; others are perpetually scoured by hurricane-force winds; some have not one sun but two that rise in the morning, and others are perpetually drowned in global oceans. But as well as strange, inhabitable lands, there is familiarity too. Some of these alien worlds are strikingly similar to planets in our Solar System. Astronomers now know of planets just like Jupiter, Neptune, Mars and Mercury orbiting stars similar to our Sun, both nearby and deep into space. Authoritatively written and fully up to date on this fast-moving area of science, The Search for the Earth's Twin will take you on a journey through the cosmos via frozen wastelands, slow-moving globes and fiery volcanic bodies, to planets that can - and just might - sustain complex life. The prospect of discovering the Earth's twin is now tantalisingly close.

The Art of the Erotic

Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714874241

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Carefully curated and beautifully packaged erotic art through the ages – 200 works from the world's most important artists. This carefully curated and beautifully packaged book spotlights nearly 200 works from the world's most important artists, including Titian, Paul Cézanne, Picasso, Andy Warhol, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Edgar Degas, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe, Jackson Pollock, Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Gerhard Richter, Cecily Brown, Anselm Kiefer, George Condo, and Anish Kapoor. With its chronological organization, The Art of the Erotic provides insights into human sexuality throughout the ages.

Cosmos

Author: Carl Sagan

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345539435

Category: Science

Page: 396

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Presents an illustrated guide to the universe and to Earth's relationship to it, moving from theories of creation to humankind's discovery of the cosmos, to general relativity, to space missions, and beyond.

Space Atlas

Mapping the Universe and Beyond

Author: James Trefil

Publisher: National Geographic

ISBN: 1426219695

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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Space Atlas combines updated maps, lavish photographs, and elegant illustrations to chart the solar system, the universe, and beyond. For space enthusiasts, science lovers, and star gazers, here is the newly revised edition of National Geographic's enduring guide to space, with a new introduction by American hero Buzz Aldrin. In this guided tour of our planetary neighborhood, the Milky Way and other galaxies, and beyond, detailed maps and fascinating imagery from recent space missions partner with clear, authoritative scientific information. Starting with the sun and moving outward into space, acclaimed science writer and physicist James Trefil illuminates each planet, the most important moons, significant asteroids, and other objects in our solar system. Looking beyond, he explains what we know about the Milky Way and other galaxies--and how we know it, with clear explanations of the basics of astrophysics, including dark matter and gravitational waves. For this new edition, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his moonwalk, astronaut and American hero Buzz Aldrin offers a new special section on Earth's moon and its essential role in space exploration past and future.