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by James Muirden.
Packed with info on stars, constellations, sun, solar system, meteors, comets. Helps you understand and identify what you see. Includes diary of sky events and plenty of practical advice on making your own astronomical observations. Color illustrations, star maps, moon charts, 189 pages.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-668-6235-5. 1982. Order #: SISC6862 paper$10.95.
ASTRONOMY WITH BINOCULARS.
by James Muirden.
Good telescopes for viewing night skies can be costly; a practical alternative is to use binoculars to learn the workings of the universe. Author explains how to select binoculars for sky and night gazing and how to use them to observe the sun, moon, planets and other astronomical aspects including comets, meteors, and novae or exploding stars. Observing variable stars actually works better with binoculars than using a telescope. Includes 8 star maps and a dozen tables. Inventory = 10. ISBN: 0-690-01723-5. 1979. Order #: ZZBW7663 cloth$13.95.
ATLAS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
Moore & Hunt.
Authoritative account of the sun's planets and their features, including origin and evolution. 850 photos (150 in color), 500 diagrams, 464 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-528-83103-8. Order #: RAMC2953 paper$19.95.
#BINOCULARS AND ALL PURPOSE TELESCOPES.
Guide to which ones to get for specialized purposes, how they work, and what they can do for you in astronomy, hiking, hunting, nature study, travel, telephotography. Photos, 96 pages.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-87814-3558-1. Order #: MISC3927 cloth$11.95.
CONSTELLATION: a game of stars. by
These 36 playing cards are a fascinating way to track down the stars and constellations in the sky. Location and which months they can be seen is given.
Inventory =0. ISBN: None. Order #: NAGR5879 paper$8.95. SOLD OUT.
CONSTELLATION FINDER: a
guide to patterns in the night sky with star stories from around the world.
by Dorcas S. Miller.
What do you see in the stars? People around the world, and through the centuries, from the ancient Egyptians to the Pomo of California, have given names to the patterns they see in the night sky. The latest book in the Finders series of pocket guides introduces constellations from many cultures, and shows how to find them in the sky. With hints for stargazing, seasonal star maps, and constellation profiles; heavily illustrated by the author. For stargazing between the 30th and 50th parallels in the northern hemisphere. In North America, this includes the contiguous United States north of the Florida peninsula and southernmost Texas, and southern Canada. Also includes southern Europe, Turkey, northern China, and Japan. 64 pages, 6� x 4". See sample pages.
Inventory = 0. ISBN: 0-912550-26-0. Order #: NASG1002 paper$5.95. SOLD OUT.
Story of astronomy and the 15 billion years in the cosmos that preceded the current human experience on Earth. Over 250 color illustrations, 380 large-format pages. Dust jacket has tear on front, lower left..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-394-5024-9. Order #: RAHO3460 cloth$19.95.
THE DAY THE SKY SPLIT APART: investigating a cosmic mystery. by Roy A. Gallant.
Explores the 1908 meteor hit in Siberia, which produced a shockwave felt around the world. Explains how this event was largely unknown outside the local area and how scientists and others later investigated the area and determined the blast had devastated an area half the size of Rhode Island. Tells how studying this event and near-Earth objects in space will help to find ways to prepare for future hits and the devastation they are bound to cause. Photos, 176 pages, index.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-689-80323-0. 1995. Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Order #: SISC6106 cloth$16.00.
EASY FIELD GUIDE TO THE SOUTHWESTERN NIGHT
SKY. by Dan Heim.
Star charts for all seasons and native skylore will delight both new and experienced stargazers. 32 little pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-935810-62-5. Order #: AMTR7254 paper$3.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS AND PLANETS. by Donald H. Menzel & Jay M. Pasachoff.
Starts with introductory tours of the nighttime sky and gives 72 monthly sky maps for northern and southern hemispheres. Provides52dertailedatlas charts of the entire sky with descriptions of the objects seen in each region plus 9 detailed maps of the moon (including the far side). There are 10 timetables showing when the brightest stars, star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and planets are visible. Tables list double and variable stars and other useful information for amateur astronomers. Over 230 photographs--82 in color--of the most interesting objects in the sky. 487 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-34835-8. 1983. Order #: HOMI2693 vinyl$12.95.
FIELD GUIDE TO THE STARS
Order #: HOMI9378 . check stock on this item.
OBSERVING THE CONSTELLATIONS: an A-Z guide for the amateur astronomer. by John Saford.
Explores 88 constellations, each documented with a color photograph and detailed star map showing them as they appear in the night sky showing not only the stars visible with the naked eye but also gives the positions of fainter stars, nebulas, and clusters. Includes detailed tables of multiple stars and deep-sky objects in each constellation giving their position, type, magnitude, and dimension. Color star charts, 186 large-format pages, glossary, and index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-68294-X. 1989. Order #: SISC 1081 paper$19.00
#THE PRACTICAL ASTRONOMER.
Guide to night skies from unaided eye to telescopes. Color photos and charts. 160 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-69303-4 Order #: SISC5242 paper$15.00.
#THE SKY OBSERVER'S GUIDEBOOK. Roth.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-13-812785-9. Order #: PRHA7846 paper$11.95.
SPACE: A Prentice Hall Illustrated Dictionary.
by Michael Pollard and Felicity Trotman.
Dictionary of space terms for 9 to 14 year olds; gives introduction to concepts such as planets, stars, and moons; galaxies, nebulas, and asteroids; constellations; gravity, the Big Bang, and other laws and theories.. Color drawings, 160 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-13-681743-2. 1992. Order #: PRHA4082 cloth$19.00.
SPACE: discovery and exploration. edited by Martin J. Collins & Sylvia K. Kraemer.
Begins with a chronicling of man's historical explorations of Earth by sea and by land as a precursor to modern space exploration. Narrative moves into the scientific and engineering feats that allowed this new arena for discoveries and includes the politics and economics as well as the costs of accomplishments including aspects of the Cold War and of military and governmental aspects. Presents the stories of dedicated individuals who pioneered space exploration both in the laboratory and on missions. Color and black-and-white photographs and drawings, 321 extra-large-format pages. See sample pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN:0-88363-893-2 1993. Order #: SISC8583 cloth$75.00.
STARS & OUTER SPACE MADE EASY. by Carlos S. Mundt.
Introduction to the phenomena of the sky and of astronomy--constellations, double stars, pulsars, the Milky Way, galaxies, and outer space. Text is simple yet intellectually stimulating. 14 drawings and star charts, 20 photos, 95 pages, index.
Inventory = 0. ISBN: 0-911010-70-X. Order #: NAGR0922 paper$6.95. SOLD OUT.
STARS, CLUSTERS, AND GALAXIES: the young stargazer's guide to the galaxy. by John Gustafson.
Introduces wonders of night sky and basics of observing it: kinds of stars and types of galaxies such as the Milky Way. Tells how to observe and study with star charts and a telescope, even how to build a spectroscope. Learn about special stars and constellations.. Illustrated, 64 pages, glossary, index..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-72537-8. Order #: SISC7732 paper$6.95.
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#THE BASIC ESSENTIALS OF WEATHER FORECASTING. Hodgson.
Predict weather when in backcountry to decide to stay put, go on, or get out. Illustrated, 72 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-934802-75-0. Order #: ICSB5258 paper$6.95.
RECREATION WEATHER. Haupt.
Travelers' guidebook to climate and weather associated with recreation areas. 91 pages.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: None. 1980. Order #: REWE1902 paper$3.95.
SNOW COUNTRY IN AMERICA. by Bernarrd Mergen.
Aspects of the frozen water crystal in American history and its place in our culture and language. History of snow science, of making snow and sliding on it, historic snowfalls, role in water supply, effects on plants and wildlife, classification of the myriad types, snow in art, literature, and history. Illustrations, extensive chapter notes, 321 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-5698-381-7. 1997. Order #: SMIN2712 paper$16.95.
SPENCER CHRISTIAN'S WEATHER BOOK. by Spencer Christian.
Explains the inexact science of weather forecasting and how weather works--folklore and myths, how weather systems form,, causes of hurricanes and other storms, weather and health, changes in climate, and more. 25 illustrations, 224 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-67-84776-5. 1993. Order #: SISC2572 paper$12.00.
#TWISTER: the science of tornadoes and the making of an adventure movie. Davidson.
Including an authorized look at the filming and special effects of "Twister". Inspired by the major motion picture from Warner Bros. Illustrated, 223 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-00029-2. Order #: MISC6600 paper$14.00.
WATER-A Gift of Nature: the story behind the scenery. Robinson, Nelson, Higgins, &
Aspects of this precious resource--its cycle, erosive effects, life-sustaining capability, recreational use. 48 large-format pages, color illustrations.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-88714-077-7. Order #: KCPU4938 paper$8.95.
WEATHER EXTREMES OF THE WEST. by Tye W. Parzybok.
Explains climate and weather in general terms and how they manifest themselves in the western U.S., then describes the particular characteristics of weather in 13 western regions including desert, rain forest, high mountains, and plains. Covers dust storms, tornadoes, lightning, snowstorms, flooding, cloudbursts, cold, heat with details of local phenomena like chinooks, Santa Ana winds, El Nino and more. Documents extreme events in many localities. Color photographs, maps, drawings, 281 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-473-3. 2005. Order #: MOPR1131 paper$24.00.
#WEATHER FACTS & FEATS: a Guiness Superlatives Book. Holford.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-8069-9210-7. 1977. Order #: STER3502 cloth$17.95.
WEATHER IN THE SOUTHWEST. Explores the variable weather of the Southwest and what causes it--dry clear air, lightning storms, flash floods, dust devils, winds and dust storms plus temperatures from hot to snowy cold. Color photographs and diagrams, 32 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-58369-013-1. Order #:SOPM1011 paper$6.95.
THE WEATHER REPORT. DeNevi.
Cause-and-effect analysis of weather trends past and present, plus future patterns. Describes processes that make up the weather and the effects of unusual weather and climatic changes on our environment and economy. Photos, 160 pages.
Inventory = 6. ISBN: 0-89807-205-8. Order #: CEAR3158 paper$6.95.
THE WONDER OF WEATHER. by George D. Freier.
600 proverbs, sayings, facts and folklore about the always unpredictable weather. In addition to the proverbs, sayings, and folklore--and the clear explanations for what they mean--there is also information abut meteorological issues such as humidity, atmospheric pressure, fronts,, occlusions, and lightning. Entertaining reference about a subject that affects our jobs, our moods, our plans, our everyday lives. Diagrams, 214 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ?ISBN: 0-517-20194-1. 1992. Order #: MISC1958 cloth$14.95.
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