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Stars and Planets
Ian Ridpath
0691089132
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Book Review
Stars and Planets is a sturdy, thorough field guide for amateur astronomers. The book's first section is a general introduction to astronomy. A solar system primer and constellation catalog are followed by a month-by-month night sky guide. Filled with clear, easy-to-read star charts, photos, and diagrams, this is the perfect starter for beginning astronomers, and a handy reference for those with a little more experience. You'll find information on stargazing equipment, a glossary of terminology, and the history of each cosmic feature's discovery. Like all the Eyewitness Handbooks, this one will be a terrific addition to your family science library. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Bruce E. Fleury, Science Books & Films
For those who gaze...


Guide to Stars and Planets
Patrick Moore
1554070538
July 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Booklist
For decades the eminent Moore has been one of the best-known popular astronomy writers in Britain; he intends this work "strictly for newcomers." Half of Moore's guide consists of maps of the constellations, and the other half contains the categories of celestial objects visible through binoculars or small telescopes. The book opens with the basics needed to profit from that information: knowing how to navigate the celestial vault. Definitions of right ascension and declination in hand, Moore points readers to the moon, then to the sun, the planets, the stars, and nebulae. Instructing on where to find these objects, Moore assures his readers that acquiring this knowledge is not as formidable as it appears and provides an imaginatively satisfying experience. Gilbert Taylor
Copyright © American Library...


A Field Guide to Stars and Planets
Wil Tirion (Illustrator)
0395934311
November 1999
Paperback
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts." --

Review
Country Living Gardener : "Brimming with dazzling celestial photographs and timely astronomical information, the newly revised Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets is a must-have resource for any amateur stargazer."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch : "An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts."

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How to Identify the Night Sky
Will Tirion
0760753679
April 2004
Paperback
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The Times Night Sky and Starfinder Pack Uk 2004
Michael Hendrie
0007156928
Nov 2003
Paperback
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Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Planets
Daniel Wallace
0345420683
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
For the true Star Wars fan, the Essential Guide to Planets and Moons is crucial. You can keep track of all the places mentioned in the movies, books, and comics with this detailed reference. One hundred locations, from the well-known (Tatooine and Hoth) to the more obscure (J't'p'tan and Taanab), are covered in detail. Each planet, moon, or asteroid is accompanied by information on solar system, terrain, language, and points of interest, along with illustrations of the resident species, intelligent and otherwise. Daniel Wallace investigates each planet's role in the Star Wars saga, while Brandon McKinney and Scott Kolins's comic-style black-and-white drawings help the reader get an idea of what these unique worlds and their inhabitants look like. The Essential Guide series also includes Weapons and Technology, Vehicles and...


The Times Night Sky 2006
Michael Hendrie
0007202466
Nov 2005
Paperback
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A Field Guide to Stars and Planets
Jay M. Pasachoff
039593432X
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts." --

Review
Country Living Gardener : "Brimming with dazzling celestial photographs and timely astronomical information, the newly revised Peterson Field Guide to the Stars and Planets is a must-have resource for any amateur stargazer."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch : "An excellent introduction to astronomy for beginners and a field guide for experts."

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Star Maps for Beginners
I. M. Levitt
0671791877
September 1992
Paperback
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Review
Sky & TelescopeThe best way to learn the constellations that we have ever run across.

Review
Sky & Telescope The best way to learn the constellations that we have ever run across.

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
0345453743
April 2002
Paperback
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Review
“WITH DROLL WIT, A KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL AND HEAVY DOSES OF INSIGHT . . . ADAMS MAKES US LAUGH UNTIL WE CRY.”
–San Diego Union

“LIVELY, SHARPLY SATIRICAL, BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN . . . RANKS WITH THE BEST SET PIECES IN MARK TWAIN.”
–The Atlantic


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?WITH DROLL WIT, A KEEN EYE FOR DETAIL AND HEAVY DOSES OF INSIGHT . . . ADAMS MAKES US LAUGH UNTIL WE CRY.?
?San Diego Union

?LIVELY, SHARPLY SATIRICAL, BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN . . . RANKS WITH THE BEST SET PIECES IN MARK TWAIN.?
?The Atlantic


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Instant Guide to Stars and Planets
Cecilia Fitzsimons
0517635496
November 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
An Instant Guide to Stars and Planets is an ideal compact identification guide to our night sky. A system of season-by-season star charts enables the reader to identify quickly and easily the major constellations visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The Solar System and its planets are described and illustrated using data from the Voyager and Mariner missions. Information on stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and black holes provides the background needed to understand the structure of the universe and how it functions.
Detailed, full-color illustrations and a concise but informative text provide everything the novice starwatcher needs to explore the sty.

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An Instant Guide to Stars and Planets is an ideal compact identification...


Field Guide to the Stars and Planets
Jay M. Pasachoff
0613354060
Nov 1999
Hardcover
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Star Wars Complete Locations: Inside the Worlds of the Entire Star Wars Saga
Simon Beecroft
0756614198
October 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4 Up–An encyclopedic view of the primary locations of all six Star Wars films. Logically arranged in the chronological progression of the movies, the text treats the material as if it were truly nonfiction, breathlessly recounting the details of the history and geography of planets such as Tatooine, the home of Luke Skywalker, and the Ewok Village from the final film. While the focus is on settings, some events are covered, such as battles and speeder chases. The book depends primarily on illustrations with some photographs from the films. The artwork has a great amount of detail on each location, and cutaways show multiple levels of such places as the Galactic Senate. The books design shows a good deal of imagination, to the point of including topographic maps like those in National Geographic,...


Stars & Planets
Gunter D. Roth
0806999063
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
When you stare into the night sky, what do you see? Can you identify the constellations? Do you know what causes shooting stars, meteor streams, and other matter from outer space? With over 176 pages of fascinating text, fabulous maps, special charts, and photos of objects--some invisible to the naked eye--this travel guide to space will take you into orbit. Explore our galaxy and the infinity of galaxies beyond--you'll see how stars appear from different geographical latitudes, as well as the constellations Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Ursas Major and Minor, and many more. 27 sky charts each contain at least two detailed descriptions of especially interesting objects to observe with binoculars or a telescope. Precise data alerts you to the most important astronomical events that will occur in the coming years. These...


Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe
Roger Penrose
0679454438
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If Albert Einstein were alive, he would have a copy of The Road to Reality on his bookshelf. So would Isaac Newton. This may be the most complete mathematical explanation of the universe yet published, and Roger Penrose richly deserves the accolades he will receive for it. That said, let us be perfectly clear: this is not an easy book to read. The number of people in the world who can understand everything in it could probably take a taxi together to Penrose's next lecture. Still, math-friendly readers looking for a substantial and possibly even thrillingly difficult intellectual experience should pick up a copy (carefully--it's over a thousand pages long and weighs nearly 4 pounds) and start at the beginning, where Penrose sets out his purpose: to describe "the search for the underlying principles that govern the behavior...


L Word: Welcome to Our Planet
Kera Bolonik
0743291336
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The popular Showtime series about a group of lesbians living in LA has become a genuine cultural phenomenon since its debut in 2004. The San Francisco Chronicle declared it "a superb television series. . . The cast is wonderful, the writing impressive, and it has a lure that is undeniable," while People magazine raved, "The L Word is HOT."Now, here is the official guide to this groundbreaking show, featuring more than 250 behind-the-scenes photos and all-new interviews with the show's cast, crew, and creators. With sections focusing on the main characters, the episodes, the styles, and loaded with fun sidebars that decode the show's trademark teaser openers and rank the hottest sex scenes, The L Word: Welcome to Our Planet is a no-holds-barred look at the show and the world behind it. The...

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