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.
“This is a great guide to the night sky at a great price” Astronomy Now Best-selling and most comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2018.
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!
Author: Howard Roffman
Publisher: Bruno Gmunder Verlag
Release Date: 2012
Never change a winning team - that's the obvious maxim for Howard Roffman, whose photos of the sexy boys of Bel Ami keep pulses racing. This time the amazing beauty is Bali is the backdrop for Roffman's recent profect. His pictures are sensitive and romantic - and they put a focus on Bel Ami's newest faces. Irresistible men like Kevin Warhol and Andre Boleyn are the stars of For the Love of Bali.
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.
Author: James Burke
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Connections is a brilliant examination of the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological achievements of today. How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer? How did the arrival of the cannon lead eventually to the development of movies? In this highly acclaimed and bestselling book, James Burke brilliantly examines the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological advances of today. With dazzling insight, he untangles the pattern of interconnecting events: the accidents of time, circumstance, and place that gave rise to the major inventions of the world. Says Burke, "My purpose is to acquaint the reader with some of the forces that have caused change in the past, looking in particular at eight innovations—the computer, the production line, telecommunications, the airplane, the atomic bomb, plastics, the guided rocket, and television—which may be most influential in structuring our own futures....Each one of these is part of a family of similar devices, and is the result of a sequence of closely connected events extending from the ancient world until the present day. Each has enormous potential for humankind's benefit—or destruction." Based on a popular TV documentary series, Connections is a fascinating scientific detective story of the inventions that changed history—and the surprising links that connect them.
Author: Taylor Caldwell
Publisher: Open Road Media
Release Date: 2017-01-31
From a #1 New York Times–bestselling author: Lucifer and the Archangel Michael debate the fate of humanity in the final nights before the apocalypse. Upon the end of days, Lucifer, the Fallen One, that Infernal of Infernals and Murderer of Hope, wonders if his Father will bother to raise another race after Armageddon. After all, he’ll only have to tempt them—again—to certain death. Their choice, not his. On God’s behalf, Archangel Michael responds. So begins a series of letters between two brothers, at once cordial and combative, about their purpose, their fears, their familial estrangement, and their Father’s great folly: the human race. Equally defensive, unrepentant, objective, and, for a time, amused, they challenge each other on science and spirituality, physical love and emotional love, the crucifixion and the crimes committed by man. They deliberate the virtues of empathy and vengeance, redemption and punishment, and the laws of the Bible versus its lies. Their civil discourse soon becomes a heated trial of wills. Based on a close reading of the Old and New Testaments, Dialogues with the Devil was conceived by author Taylor Caldwell “to give Lucifer his day in court.” A dramatic and insightful examination of family, morality, and faith, it is a singular work of fiction from “a wonderful storyteller” and one of twentieth-century America’s most popular and prolific authors (A. Scott Berg, National Book Award–winning author of Maxwell Perkins: Editor of Genius). This ebook features an illustrated biography of Taylor Caldwell including rare images from the author’s estate.
Author: John Brodie Donald
Release Date: 2011
As things get bigger, it's not just the scale that changes. Something else fundamental changes too. Working for a small company is not the same as working in a big multinational; their whole way of doing things is different. Governments make decisions that seem nonsensical to individuals. The death of one person is a tragedy: the death of a million is a statistic. When you change the scale of something, more of the same thing ends up being different. Paracelsus, the medieval alchemist, put it like this: 'Substances are not poisonous, dosages are.' Friedrich Engels put it more precisely: 'a quantitative change, sooner or later, becomes a qualitative one.' A popular bumper sticker makes the point more succinctly: 'You are not stuck in traffic; you are traffic.' The anomie of the modern world is caused by massive changes in scale without the requisite changes in attitudes, institutions and social mechanisms. There is confusion between hierarchical levels. Perception has become reality. There has been no easy way to express these themes - these disorders of magnitude - in a single word. Until now, that is...Catataxis, a neologism from the Greek for 'level confusion', explains why many of today's problems are caused by using yesterday's tools in an inappropriately scaled modern context. Disparate issues such as celebrity culture, banking regulation, global warming, the war on terror, soaring CEO's salaries, internet security, unrepresentative democracy, spin doctors and political correctness can all be linked to a single underlying concept: more of the same is different.
Author: Tanya Davis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-10-22
Since its debut on YouTube, Tanya Davis’s beautiful and perceptive poem "How to Be Alone," visually realized by artist and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, has become an international sensation. In this edition of How to Be Alone, they have adapted the poem and its compelling illustrations for the page in a beautiful, meditative volume—a keepsake to treasure and to share. From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park bench to eating a meal and even dancing alone, How to Be Alone, reveals the possibilities and joys waiting to be discovered when we engage in activities on our own. As she soothes the disquietude that accompanies the fear of aloneness, and celebrates the power of solitude to change how we see ourselves and the world, Tanya reveals how, removed from the noise and distractions of other lives, we can find acceptance and grace within. For those who have never been by themselves or those who embrace being on their own, How to Be Alone encourages us to recognize and embrace the possibilities of being alone—and reminds us of a universe of joy, peace, and discovery waiting to unfold.
Author: Willow Creek Press
Publisher: Willow Creek Press
Release Date: 2017-06
Known for being little dogs with big hearts, Dachshunds enchant "their people" with affection, curiosity and a wonderful sense of humor. This little book with lots of heart celebrates all that is best about the Dachshunds character by matching adorable pictures with quotes that beautifully illustrate many of the virtues possessed by this remarkable breed.
Author: Richard Berry
Release Date: 2001-03
Genre: House & Home
Description: This 24-photo calendar (a major and minor shot each month) features a wide range of objects and phenomena in the sky including stars, planets, and nebulae as well as historic lunar exploration photos. In addition to photos and commentary, the calendar provides monthly star charts to help observers note the night-sky changes throughout the year. Images are courtesy of Gemini Observatory, Chandra X-Ray Observatory, NASA/University of Massachusetts, D. Wang, NASA/NEAR (Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous missoin), European Space Agency/Infrared Space Observatory Mission, CAM, ISOGAL Team, NASA/ESA, Cassini Mission, NASA, NASA/Space Telescope Science Institute, NASA/Malin Space Science Systems, and European Southern Observatory. Photos were also taken by the author and other talented stargazers. Notes: This calendar is created by Richard Berry, former editor-in-chief of Astronomy and Telescope Making magazines. Richard holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in astronomy, and now works full-time writing books about the stars. Pictured are: JAN Galaxy M74, Galactic Center in X-Rays FEB Apollo 9 Spacewalk, Asteroid Eros MAR Peering into the Pillars of Creation, Warm Dust in the Eagle Nebula APR Io over the Jovian Clouds, Jupiter Crescent with Io MAY Hubble over the Earth, Hubble Repairs JUN The Mice, The Tadpole JUL Apollo 16 at Descartes, Collecting Lunar Rock Samples AUG Starbirth in Sharpless 106, NGC 1999 SEP M63 Galaxy, Omega Nebula OCT Viking Lander 2, Mars in True Color NOV The Blue Cave, Nebula in Corona Australis DEC The Cone Nebula, Herbig-Haro Object #34