Astronomy 101

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440563607
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Genre: Science

Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Astronomy 101

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 9781440563591
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Science

A guide to astronomy covers such topics as the Sun, the planets, galaxies, the big bang, and astrobiology, along with brief profiles of prominent figures in astronomy.

Astronomy 101

Author: Carolyn Collins Petersen
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 9781440563607
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Genre: Science

Explore the curiosities of our galaxy! Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of outer space with tedious discourse that even Galileo would oppose. Astronomy 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in astronomy that keeps you engaged as you discover what's hidden beyond our starry sky. From the Big Bang and nebulae to the Milky Way and Sir Isaac Newton, this celestial primer is packed with hundreds of entertaining astronomy facts, charts, and photographs you won't be able to get anywhere else. So whether you're looking to unravel the mystery behind black holes, or just want to learn more about your favorite planets, Astronomy 101 has all the answers--even the ones you didn't know you were looking for.

Astronomy For Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119374381
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Genre: Science

Your updated guide to exploring the night sky Do you know the difference between a red giant and a white dwarf? From asteroids to black holes, this easy-to-understand guide takes you on a grand tour of the universe. Featuring updated star maps, charts, and an insert with gorgeous full-color photographs, Astronomy For Dummies provides an easy-to-follow introduction to exploring the night sky. Plus, this new edition also comes with chapter quizzes online to help your understanding. For as long as people have been walking the earth, those people have looked up into the night sky and wondered about the nature of the cosmos. Without the benefit of science to provide answers, they relied on myth and superstition to help them make sense of what they saw. Lucky for us, we live at a time when regular folks, equipped with nothing more than their naked eyes, can look up into the night sky and gain admittance to infinite wonders. If you know what to look for, you can make out planets, stars, galaxies, and even galactic clusters comprising hundreds of millions of stars and spanning millions of light-years. Whether you're an amateur astronomer, space enthusiast, or enrolled in a first year astronomy course, Astronomy For Dummies gives you a reason to look into the heavens. Includes updated schedules of coming eclipses of the Sun and Moon and a revised planetary appendix Covers recent discoveries in space, such as water on the Moon and Pluto's demotion from "planet" status Collects new websites, lists of telescope motels, sky-watching guides, and suggestions for beginner's telescopes and suppliers Provides free online access to chapter quizzes to help you understand the content Ever wonder what's out there in the big ol' universe? This is the book for you!

Facts from Space

Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440597015
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Science

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!

The Astronomy Book

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465470713
Release Date: 2017-09-05
Genre: Science

An essential guide to milestone developments in astronomy, telling the story of our ideas about space, time, and the physics of the cosmos-from ancient times to the present day. From planets and stars to black holes and the Big Bang, take a journey through the wonders of the universe. Featuring topics from the Copernican Revolution to the mind-boggling theories of recent science, The Astronomy Book uses flowcharts, graphics, and illustrations to help clarify hard-to-grasp concepts and explain almost 100 big astronomical ideas. Covering the biographies of key astronomers through the ages such as Ptolemy, Galileo, Newton, Hubble, and Hawking, The Astronomy Book details their theories and discoveries in a user-friendly format to make the information accessible and easy to follow.

The Hubble Cosmos

Author: David H. DeVorkin
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426215575
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Photography

To celebrate NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and its 25 years of accomplishments, let The Hubble Cosmos fill your mind with big ideas, brilliant imagery, and a new understanding of the universe in which we live. Relive key moments in the monumental Hubble story, from launch through major new instrumentation to the promise of discoveries to come. With more than 150 photographs including Hubble All-Stars--the most famous of all the noteworthy images--The Hubble Cosmos shows how this telescope is revolutionizing our understanding of the universe.

Astronomy

Author: Dinah L. Moché
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470481448
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Science

Discover the wonders of the night sky with this bestselling Astronomy Guide For a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Seventh Edition features: Web site addresses throughout for the best color images and astronomy resources online Technical ideas made simple without mathematics A beautiful new full-color, glossy insert with spectacular astro-images An interactive format with learning goals, reviews, self-tests, and answers for fast learning Five beginners' Star and Moon maps for fun stargazing Dinah L. Moché, Ph.D., is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the City University of New York. An award-winning author and lecturer, her books have sold over ten million copies in seven languages.

Astrology 101

Author: Kathleen Sears
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440594731
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

"Contains material adapted from The Everything Astrology Book, 2nd Edition by Jenni Kosarin, copyright A 2005 by F+W Media, Inc."--Title page verso.

100 Things to See in the Night Sky

Author: Dean Regas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781507205068
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Science

A handy field guide for the best stargazing experience whether in your own back yard, camping, or travelling—including information showing you which planets, constellations, stars, and manmade objects you can see with a telescope, or just your naked eye! The night sky is full of amazing things to see—from shooting stars and constellations to planets and satellites—but it can be hard to tell what you’re seeing, or where to look for the best view. 100 Things to See in the Night Sky gives you a clear picture of what you can see on any given night, either using a small telescope, or just your naked eye. Each object is presented as a separate entry, with background information on the makeup, appearance, and history of the object, along with easy-to-follow instructions on how to find it. For astronomy and space fans of all ages, this guide helps you explore the galaxy and see the stars—while keeping your feet on the ground.

Peterson First Guide to Astronomy

Author: Jay M. Pasachoff
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395935423
Release Date: 1998-08-15
Genre: Nature

A basic field guide for beginning observers of the night sky, introducing information on the locations, names, and characteristics of stars, constellations, and other bodies in outer space.

13 8

Author: John Gribbin
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300223170
Release Date: 2016-03-08
Genre: Science

The twentieth century gave us two great theories of physics. The general theory of relativity describes the behavior of very large things, and quantum theory the behavior of very small things. In this landmark book, John Gribbin—one of the best-known science writers of the past thirty years—presents his own version of the Holy Grail of physics, the search that has been going on for decades to find a unified “Theory of Everything” that combines these ideas into one mathematical package, a single equation that could be printed on a T-shirt, containing the answer to life, the Universe, and everything. With his inimitable mixture of science, history, and biography, Gribbin shows how—despite skepticism among many physicists—these two great theories are very compatible, and point to a deep truth about the nature of our existence. The answer lies, intriguingly, with the age of the universe: 13.8 billion years.

Ask a Science Teacher

Author: Larry Scheckel
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 9781615190874
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

Written in an accessible question-and-answer format, this authoritative guide, from an award-winning high school science teacher, provides easy-to-understand answers to 250 questions first asked by readers of his regular newspaper column on such topics as the human body, earth science, zoology and technology. Original.

Mythology 101

Author: Kathleen Sears
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440573330
Release Date: 2013-12-03
Genre: Social Science

Explore the fascinating myths of Greek and Roman civilizations! The tales of gods and heroes are often turned into tedious discourse that even Ovid would reject. This easy-to-read guide cuts out the boring details, and instead, provides you with a thrilling lesson in classic mythology. From the heights of Mt. Olympus to the depths of the Underworld, this book takes you on an unforgettable journey through all the major myths born in ancient Greece and Rome, such as Achilles's involvement in the Trojan War; Pluto's kidnapping of the beautiful Proserpina; and the slaying of Medusa by Perseus, the heroic demi-god. You'll also learn all about the wonders of the world as well as the greatest creatures ever recorded in history. Like Charon navigating the River of Wailing, Mythology 101 will guide you through the most glorious (and completely terrifying) tales the ancient world has to offer.