The Illustrated Guide to the Solar System

The Illustrated Guide to the Solar System

Describes the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids that make up the solar system; the broader universe, its contents, and theories about its beginning and end; and the history of human space exploration.

Author: Alexander Gordon Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1193956163

Category: Solar system

Page: 128

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Describes the sun, planets, moons, and asteroids that make up the solar system; the broader universe, its contents, and theories about its beginning and end; and the history of human space exploration.
Categories: Solar system

Cosmos

Cosmos

Author: John R. Gribbin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1845294548

Category: Astronautics in astronomy

Page: 320

View: 488

Categories: Astronautics in astronomy

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

The Cambridge Guide to the Solar System

Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries.

Author: Kenneth R. Lang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521198577

Category: Science

Page: 502

View: 392

Richly illustrated with full-color images, this book is a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the planets, their moons, and recent exoplanet discoveries. This second edition of a now classic reference is brought up to date with fascinating new discoveries from 12 recent Solar System missions. Examples include water on the Moon, volcanism on Mercury's previously unseen half, vast buried glaciers on Mars, geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus, lakes of hydrocarbons on Titan, encounter with asteroid Itokawa, and sample return from comet Wild 2. The book is further enhanced by hundreds of striking new images of the planets and moons. Written at an introductory level appropriate for undergraduate and high-school students, it provides fresh insights that appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science. A website hosted by the author contains all the images in the book with an overview of their importance. A link to this can be found at www.cambridge.org/solarsystem.
Categories: Science

Discover Our Solar System

Discover Our Solar System

Sit back and enjoy a cosmic tour of our awe-inspiring solar system with this illuminating illustrated guide. Aimed at children aged 7+, this exciting book makes learning a complex subject fun and accessible.

Author: Colin Stuart

Publisher:

ISBN: 1787080161

Category:

Page: 48

View: 106

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Ad Astra An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet

Ad Astra  An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet

Voyager 1 diverted to investigate Saturn's moon Titan, heading up out of the plane of the solar system, its last official planetary encounter, while Voyager ...

Author: Dallas Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471164064

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 220

'I could have done with a copy of Ad Astra in December 2015!' –Tim Peake ‘A wonderful, wise and witty guide for space explorers everywhere.' – Richard Osman ‘A must read both for intrepid space explorers and misty-eyed dreamers. Now, to space!’ – Hannah Fry ‘Few people are more knowledgeable, celebratory and witty about space travel than Dallas Campbell.’ – Adam Rutherford Need some space? For almost all human history we’ve been firmly rooted to the Earth. And, sure, it's got some good things going for it: nice views, friendly inhabitants, good coffee. Air. But what if you want to get off? Whether you've got itchy feet and need a bit of a break, or you’re looking for a complete change of scene, this book has all the information you'll need to leave, with FREE expert advice from the men and woman who can actually make it happen. Do I need a passport? How do I know if I have the right stuff? Can I take my dog? What spacesuit do I need? Where am I going to go? What am I going to eat? As well as being a deeply impractical guide to getting off the planet, this is an eclectic and beautifully illustrated mix-tape of space travel stories – both real and imagined. From the migrating lunar geese that flew us to the moon in the 1600’s, to Elon Musk’s wild plan to get humans to Mars en masse in the future; from the history of early rocket science to the Soviet tortoises that secretly won the space race. A collection for anyone who has looked up in wonder at the stars... And then wondered how to get there. ‘The next best thing to actually heading off into space.’ – Jim Al-Khalili ‘Few people are more knowledgeable, celebratory and witty about space travel than Dallas Campbell.’ – Adam Rutherford ‘If, like me, you dream of going into space, this is definitely the place to start the journey.’ – Dan Snow ‘A must have volume for astronauts and armchair astronauts alike.’ – Helen Sharman OBE ‘Funny, factual and beautiful.’ – Shaun Keavney ‘Read it, make notes, and be ready when the day comes.’ – Helen Czerski
Categories: Science

The Illustrated Guide to Astrology

The Illustrated Guide to Astrology

... and is associated with Leo . 2 . JUPITER he largest planet in the solar system , Jupiter. 96 THE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ASTROLOGY The Sun.

Author: T. Wynne Griffon

Publisher: Bdd Promotional Book Company

ISBN: 0792452704

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 429

Discusses the history and spirit of astrology, the signs of the zodiac, the influence of the planets, and the role of the constellations
Categories: Philosophy

How the Universe Works

How the Universe Works

With beautiful visuals in the form of info-graphics, 3D illustrations, cutaways and renderings, How the Universe Works offers a tiny glimpse of the massive stretch of the universe.

Author: Chartwell Books

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785835417

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 874

The cosmos is a complex and intricate system that astronomers have been trying to dissect for years. From Galileo and Copernicus to the Space Race and Modern Day NASA missions, humanity has craved more knowledge about the universe and how it works. Hundreds of years of scientific discovery, and there’s still so much to learn. How the Universe Works is the latest installment in a series of books that deconstructs how things work and explains in a format that is easy to understand. With beautiful and detailed visuals in the form of info-graphics, 3D illustrations, cutaways and renderings, How the Universe Works offers a tiny glimpse of the massive stretch of the universe. Each page delves more into the composition of the stars and shows the information in such a way that makes even the most complex phenomenons easy to understand. Learn how different cosmic bodies interact with one another, why, and how humanity has worked to understand space. The observable universe spans billions and billions of light years. How the Universe Works is a work intended to put the cosmos in the hands of its readers. Understanding the most complex mechanisms that rule space is quite a task, but with information for the entire family, this editorial ally is perfect for getting immersed in the intricacies of the observable universe and all its natural beauty
Categories: Science

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders

Until the 1970s, most amateur astronomers spent most of their time observing Solar system objects—the moon, planets, and comets. Nowadays, although Solar ...

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9781680451917

Category: Science

Page: 520

View: 531

With the advent of inexpensive, high-power telescopes priced at under $250, amateur astronomy is now within the reach of anyone, and this is the ideal book to get you started. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders offers you a guide to the equipment you need, and shows you how and where to find hundreds of spectacular objects in the deep sky -- double and multiple stars as well as spectacular star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. You get a solid grounding in the fundamental concepts and terminology of astronomy, and specific advice about choosing, buying, using, and maintaining the equipment required for observing. The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders is designed to be used in the field under the special red-colored lighting used by astronomers, and includes recommended observing targets for beginners and intermediate observers alike. You get detailed start charts and specific information about the best celestial objects. The objects in this book were chosen to help you meet the requirements for several lists of objects compiled by The Astronomical League. Binocular Messier Club Urban Observing Club Deep Sky Binocular Club Double Star Club RASC Finest NGC List Completing the list for a particular observing club entitles anyone who is a member of the Astronomical League or RASC to an award, which includes a certificate and, in some cases, a lapel pin. This book is perfect for amateur astronomers, students, teachers, or anyone who is ready to dive into this rewarding hobby. Who knows? You might even find a new object, like amateur astronomer Jay McNeil. On a clear cold night in January 2004, he spotted a previously undiscovered celestial object near Orion, now called McNeil's Nebula. Discover what awaits you in the night sky with the Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders.
Categories: Science

A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe

A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe

While every single mote of dust in our solar system is technically enraptured by this barycenter, it is not surprising that we often defer to the sun as ...

Author: Ella Frances Sanders

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

ISBN: 9781788702157

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 721

Have you ever found yourself wondering what we might have in common with stars or why the Moon never leaves us? Thinking about the precise dancing of planets, the passing of time or the nature of natural things? Our world is full of unshakeable mystery, and although we live in a civilisation more complicated than ever, there is beauty and reassurance to be found in knowing how and why. From the New York Times bestselling creator of Lost in Translation, A Small Illustrated Guide to the Universe is a delicately existential and welcoming exploration of the cosmos - one that examines and marvels at the astonishing principles, laws, and phenomena that we exist alongside, that surround us.
Categories: Art

The Illustrated Guide to Crystals

The Illustrated Guide to Crystals

They can link you to the knowing hidden in the depths of your being , or they can take you far beyond the solar system to access undreamed of wisdom from ...

Author: Judy Hall

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 0806936274

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 564

In this lavishly illustrated guide is all the information needed to choose, cleanse, and program crystals. Along with a colorful directory and explanations of the different types, see how to use your special stone to find a soul mate and improve relationships. Restore the body with crystal medicine and chakra healing, relieve stress, turn stones into talismans and amulets, perform crystal divination, and more.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware Design Specification Selection

Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware  Design  Specification  Selection

The point-to-point shows the system connections as well, but is geared more toward ... Some electrified devices are now being manufactured with solar power; ...

Author: Scott Tobias

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118333105

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 381

Your one-stop, comprehensive guide to commercial doors and doorhardware—from the brand you trust Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware: Design, Specification,Selection is the only book of its kind to compile all therelevant information regarding design, specifications, crafting,and reviewing shop drawings for door openings in one easy-to-accessplace. Content is presented consistently across chapters soprofessionals can find what they need quickly and reliably, and thebook is illustrated with charts, photographs, and architecturaldetails to more easily and meaningfully convey key information.Organized according to industry standards, each chapter focuses ona component of the door opening or door hardware and provides alloptions available, complete with everything professionals need toknow about that component. When designing, specifying, creating, and reviewing shopdrawings for door openings, there are many elements to consider:physical items, such as the door, frame, and hanging devices; theopening's function; local codes and standards related to fire, lifesafety, and accessibility; aesthetics; quality and longevity versuscost; hardware cycle tests; security considerations; andelectrified hardware requirements, to name a few. Until now, therehasn't been a single resource for this information. The only resource available that consolidates all the door andhardware standards and guidelines into one comprehensivepublication Consistently formatted across chapters and topics for ease ofuse Packed with drawings and photographs Serves as a valuable study aid for DHI's certificationexams If you're a professional tired of referring to numerous productmagazines or endless online searches only to find short,out-of-date material, Illustrated Guide to Door Hardware:Design, Specification, Selection gives you everything you needin one convenient, comprehensive resource.
Categories: Architecture

Illustrated Guide to the 1999 National Electrical Code

Illustrated Guide to the 1999 National Electrical Code

Solar cell : The direct conversion of electromagnetic radiation into electricity ; certain combinations of ... Solid state : A device , circuit , or system ...

Author: John E. Traister

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company

ISBN: 1572180757

Category: House & Home

Page: 356

View: 666

This fully-illustrated guide offers a quick and easy visual reference for installing electrical systems. Whether you're installing a new system or repairing an old one, you'll appreciate the simple explanations written by a code expert, and the detailed, intricately-drawn and labeled diagrams. A real time-saver when it comes to deciphering the current NEC.
Categories: House & Home

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Vacation Guide to the Solar System

Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and ...

Author: Olivia Koski

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101993415

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 717

Packed with real science and fueled by imagination, a beautifully illustrated guide to traveling in our solar system Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can photograph its swirling storms. For a shorter trip on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season. Packed with full color illustrations and real-world science, Vacation Guide to the Solar System is the must-have planning guide for the curious space adventurer, covering all of the essentials for your next voyage, how to get there, and what to do when you arrive. Perfect for fans of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, this tongue-in-cheek reference guide is an imaginative exploration into the “What if” of space travel, sharing fascinating facts about space, the planets in our solar system, and even some moons!
Categories: Science

Nelson s Illustrated Guide to Religions

Nelson s Illustrated Guide to Religions

... actual and literal creator of the earth, the solar system, and our entire “local” universe, with its potential of ten million inhabited worlds.

Author: Thomas Nelson

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418577469

Category: Religion

Page: 640

View: 392

A comprehensive introduction to the religions of the world analyzed from a Christian perspective Nelson's Illustrated Guide to Religions covers more than 200 religions, sects, and cults, most of them ones the reader might encounter on any given day. It is the most complete and up-to-date Christian guide to world religions. Perfect for the student as well as the layperson. Written by leading expert in religions, James A. Beverley.
Categories: Religion

An Illustrated Guide to The Lost Symbol

An Illustrated Guide to The Lost Symbol

solar system and that there were other solar systems with living beings in them. In 1972 the American Academy of Science asserted that science and religion ...

Author: John Weber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439180652

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 266

Rich in world history and political power, veiled in secrecy, and rife with rituals and arcane symbols -- from art and architecture to the images that adorn our currency -- the Freemasons arose from ambiguous origins centuries ago to play a major role in drafting the initial documents of the United States, and even in constructing the intricate landscape of Washington, D.C., itself a virtual mystery by design. These puzzles lay the foundation for Dan Brown's serpentine thriller, The Lost Symbol, and also raise provocative questions. Why do some Masonic symbols remain obscured, while others are hidden in plain sight? Which presidents were the embodiments of Masonic ideals? What is the significance of the construction of the Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, the Washington Monument, the Capitol, and the physical layout of Washington, D.C.'s roadways and cul-de-sacs? And to what secretive end do they all lead? Now millions of curious fans can follow Robert Langdon step-by-step, and discover for themselves the answers to the absorbing conundrums posed by The Lost Symbol in this comprehensive, fully illustrated, and intricately detailed tour of the arcana of Washington, D.C. It takes readers through the enigmatic codes, captivating trivia, unfathomable riddles, intriguing records, historic maps, ciphers, and conspiracies of the phenomenal bestseller. What's more, it reveals the fascinating details of a world of unknown locales, mysticism, intrigue, and secret societies -- all of which lie in the shadow of The Lost Symbol.
Categories: History

The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe

The Illustrated Atlas of the Universe

This ultimate guide to the universe combines hundreds of specially commissioned maps, diagrams and illustrations, with the very latest colour photographs of the cosmos. It begins at home with a survey of planet Earth and the Moon.

Author: Mark Antony Garlick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1921743417

Category: Astronomy

Page: 304

View: 654

This beautifully illustrates atlas takes you on a journey of discovery from our home planet, through the Solar System, and on to the Milky Way and beyond. This ultimate guide to the universe combines hundreds of specially commissioned maps, diagrams and illustrations, with the very latest colour photographs of the cosmos. It begins at home with a survey of planet Earth and the Moon. Then, chapter by chapter, ever-larger regions of the cosmos are considered until, ultimately, the entire visible universe is revealed. At each stage charting diagrams and maps are provided to make sense of the vast scale of the universe. The planets and many of the satellites of the Solar System are shown in beautifully rendered maps of exquisite detail. The book also offers a series of expertly crafted seasonal star maps for both the southern and northern hemispheres, and a complete cartographic survey of the constellations that will enable the enthusiast to trace the patterns in the sky that have fascinated humankind for thousands of years.
Categories: Astronomy

Young Adult Nonfiction A Readers Advisory and Collection Development Guide

Young Adult Nonfiction  A Readers  Advisory and Collection Development Guide

... The: Facts and Terrific Trivia, 125 Soccer for Kids: An Illustrated Guide, 123 Solar System: Our Place in Space, 111 Soldier's Sketchbook, ...

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 623

Covering over 500 titles, both classics and newer publications, this book describes what titles are about and why teens would want to read them. Nonfiction has been the workhorse of many young adult library collections—filling information and curricular needs—and it is also the preferred genre for many teen readers. But not all nonfiction is created equal. This guide identifies some of the best, most engaging, and authoritative nonfiction reads for teens and organizes them according to popular reading interests. With genres ranging from adventure and sports to memoirs, how-to guides and social justice, there is something for every reader here. Similar fiction titles are noted to help you make connections for readers, and "best bets" for each chapter are noted. Notations in annotations indicate award-winning titles, graphic nonfiction, and reading level. Keywords that appear in the annotations and in detailed indexes enhance access. Librarians who work with and purchase materials for teens, including YA librarians at public libraries, acquisitions and book/materials selectors at public libraries, and middle and high school librarians will find this book invaluable. Identifies the best and most popular new nonfiction reads for teens, along with perennial classics, helping librarians with acquisitions and weeding Allows YA librarians to more easily find books their readers will enjoy through genre organization Helps school librarians find books that fill curricular needs through learning connections Enables readers to transition from beloved fiction "read-alikes" to nonfiction titles with similar appeals Introduces librarians who are new to nonfiction genres and readers' advisory to important features of each genre in "consider starting with" sections in each chapter
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines