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
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!
"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.
Author: Chartwell Books
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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
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 2
carried on to explore Uranus, and then Neptune – the giant blue planet guarding
Author: Dallas Campbell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
'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
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
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.
Author: Charles River Charles River EditorsPublish On: 2018-02-16
In this quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the ...
*Includes pictures. Science has always been a daunting topic, but one field has never failed to fascinate people. From the moment life on Earth began, it has slept beneath the gaze of hundreds of little balls of light in the night sky, and a Moon that very noticeably changes its shape. For as long as people have been around, they could not help but notice the movements of the stars in the sky, the Moon's phases, and the coming of eclipses and comets hundreds of thousands of years before anyone determined what these bodies were. At its most basic, astronomy is the study of the objects in space, which goes at least as far back as written history, beginning with the Sumerian and Babylonian civilizations in the 4th millennium B.C. Ancient civilizations were mystified by the stars and planets that they saw every night, and they attached religious and mythological importance to them, making it all the more important to closely track their movements. The Babylonians became the first recorded civilization to create a solar calendar, measuring time by the cyclical movements of the stars, and they were also the first to notice that planets moved differently compared to the stars in the sky. Although ancient civilizations made great strides in astronomy, they could accomplish only so much without advanced instruments, physics, and more sophisticated measurements of light. Given our technological leaps and further understanding of the size of the universe and the different objects within it, astronomy is now one of the biggest sciences possible, easy to get both engrossed in and lost in at the same time. In this quick but comprehensive primer, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe by Bill Andrews of Astronomy magazine gives a complete overview of our universe, starting with our solar system before moving outward to explore the rest of the Milky Way Galaxy and beyond. Along with more than 20 pictures and illustrations, The Illustrated Guide to the Universe explains the workings of the universe and everything in it, from the planets and stars to quasars and black holes. Whether you are an experienced amateur or a complete novice, let The Illustrated Guide to the Universe be your guide to the stars.
Author: Robert Bruce ThompsonPublish On: 2007-10-31
Until the 1970s, most amateur astronomers spent most of their time observing Solar system objects—the moon, planets, and comets. Nowadays, although Solar system objects remain popular observing targets, many amateurs devote most of
Author: Robert Bruce Thompson
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
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.
Author: Ella Frances SandersPublish On: 2019-10-03
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 being the
center of everything, because were you to weigh the whole solar system ...
Author: Ella Frances Sanders
Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre
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.
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 the
stars . STONES OF VISION STONES OF ANCIENT WISDOM ABOVE Moldavite is
Author: Judy Hall
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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.
*Includes 19 pictures of stars, galaxies, and other phenomena across the Universe. "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all." - Stephen Hawking From the dawn of time, man has sought to understand the Universe and his place in it. How did the Earth and the Solar System come to be? How was the Universe created? Like other scientific disciplines, astronomy and astrophysics is one big detective story. Hypotheses are formed, observations taken, and experiments performed in the search for universal laws that describe all that we see. A good hypothesis or theory will make predictions of future observations, the results of which will either refute the theory, or be consistent with it. Astronomy is at a distinct disadvantage over other branches of science in one crucial way: for the most part, our observations only consist of photons (i.e. light) from far away sources, rarely can we touch and manipulate the things we observe, and thus create our own controls for an "experiment." We must wait for those far-away objects to cooperate. The light must be analyzed in many different ways (variations in space, time, intensity and frequency to name just a few), comparing different objects with one another, and making informed opinions upon the results. The light over the whole electromagnetic spectrum from a particular "target" must be explained in a consistent way using the laws of physics, and often it's back to the telescope for a new set of observations when some part of the theory proves inadequate. Or, back to some intensive computations. Nevertheless, astronomers and astrophysicists have done remarkably well over the last couple of centuries, allowing us to present an overview of how the Universe functions. In this resourceful guide, common and uncommon questions about the Universe will be explained in comprehensive but easy to understand terms. You'll learn the answers to some of the most important questions, including: *How do stars form? *What happens when stars die? *What do we know about the origin of the universe? *What is dark matter and why do we suppose it exists? *How does our solar system fit into the Milky Way Galaxy? *What galaxies are around us, and how are galaxies classified? *What is the cosmological principle? The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe gives an entertaining and educational overview of our Universe, from the smallest matter to massive black holes, and everything in between. Whether you are an experienced amateur or a complete novice, let The Illustrated Guide to Understanding Astrophysics and the Universe be your guide to the stars.
The main objective of this book is to stimulate a broad interest in engineering and science.
Author: C. Robert Welti
Learn about satellites that affect us every day, how they work, and how we can place and keep them on orbit. Satellite Basics for Everyone presents an introduction and overview to satellites. Its written as clearly and understandably as possible for a wide audience. It provides a learning tool for grade school students. High school and college students can use it for helping them decide on career fields. Its for people with curious minds who want to know about satellites that affect their daily lives. And, it provides a training tool and an overview for people who build, operate, and use data collected by satellites. Satellite Basics for Everyone describes satellite missions, orbits, population, closeness, debris, collision risk, builders, owners, operators, launch vehicles, and costs. Focus then turns to describing the orbit, components, environment, and operation of the geostationary communications satellite because it affects our daily lives the most by providing television, radio, commercial business, Internet and telephone services. A description of satellite motion prepares for the included Mission Planning Example of how to place and keep this satellite on orbit and keep the antennas pointing in the right direction to perform its mission. The main objective of this book is to stimulate a broad interest in engineering and science.
This Golden Guide, Planets by Mark R. Chartrand, features: * Exciting discoveries about the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system * Magnificent illustrations in full color This guide will be invaluable for all those ...
Author: Mark R. Chartrand
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Enjoy and Learn! Expert Knowledge! Easy-to-Read! Space exploration in recent years has added a vast amount to our knowledge of the planets. This Golden Guide, Planets by Mark R. Chartrand, features: * Exciting discoveries about the planets and other celestial bodies in our solar system * Magnificent illustrations in full color This guide will be invaluable for all those intrigued by the fascinating worlds beyond our own. A classic guide...for all ages
This book presents an illustrated guide to the 7 Primary Chakras.
Author: Raven Shamballa
Publisher: Balboa Press
This book presents an illustrated guide to the 7 Primary Chakras. These images serve as a learning tool for understanding the emotional and energetic poles of the chakras. The colorful charts are easy to read and assist one in quickly understanding the themes of the chakras. Each of the chakra charts have a psychological theme and show both the positive and negative emotions, energetic moods, and behaviors the chakra expresses. In the table that accompanies the illustrations, affirmations are provided that open and balance the specific chakras. Also, there is a quick reference, listing the attributes of the 7 Primary Chakras to aid in your healing practice. Crystals and essential oils are listed for each chakra and there is a table where you can easily determine if a chakra is in-balance or out-of-balance. These chakra charts are considered a companion guide to Raven’s book the 100 Chakra System. Raven introduces the concept that humans have 100 chakras and gives a detailed explanation of the 7 Primary Chakras, the Higher Chakras and the Ascending Chakras. For more information on her work see www.ravenlightbody.com.
Everything in the known Universe is made up of one of the 118 elements of the periodic table, and this book is your definitive illustrated guide.
Author: Jack Challoner
Category: Chemical elements
What links the Taj Mahal and our skeleton? Calcium. The Eiffel Tower and our blood? Iron. The salt on our fries and the street lamps that guide us home? Sodium. Forged in the Big Bang, the elements and their resulting compounds went on to create our Solar System, the planet we live on, the air we breathe, the water we rely on, and the proteins that would become life. Everything in the known Universe is made up of one of the 118 elements of the periodic table, and this book is your definitive illustrated guide. Every element is featured, their vital statistics given, their main compounds and uses explored, and their fascinating histories told.