"It makes alive the contents of the elements of mathematics."—Albert Einstein Taking only the most elementary knowledge for granted, Lancelot Hogben leads readers of this famous book through the whole course from simple arithmetic to calculus. His illuminating explanation is addressed to the person who wants to understand the place of mathematics in modern civilization but who has been intimidated by its supposed difficulty. Mathematics is the language of size, shape, and order—a language Hogben shows one can both master and enjoy.
2019 Guide to the Night Sky
Author: Storm Dunlop, Wil Tirion, Royal Observatory Greenwich
A companion volume to the best-selling UK and North-American editions of Guide to the Night Sky. A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January-December 2019. A companion volume to the best-selling Guide to the Night Sky. This practical guide is both an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Now includes a section on comets and a map of the moon. Designed specifically for the southern hemisphere with all-new diagrams and charts. Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion. Content includes: * Advice on where to start looking. * Easy-to-use star maps for each month with descriptions of what to see. * Positions of the moon and visible planets. * Details of objects and events you might see in 2019.
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Author: Greenwich Royal Observatory, Radmila Topalovic, Tom Kerss
This is an iintroductory guide to the night sky, from the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Offering complete advice from the ground up, Stargazing is the perfect manual for beginners to astronomy, introducing the world of telescopes, planets, stars, dark skies and celestial maps. Discover how to tackle light pollution, how to stargaze with just your eyes, and what equipment is best for beginners. This book explains the best ways to plan your stargazing experience and the keys things to look out for on specific dates throughout the year. With seasonal star charts, constellation charts and facts about our Solar System, Stargazing is packed full of useful information and guidance for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Bridging the gap between human curiosity and the need for scientific expertise, Stargazing allows a complete novice to understand our place in the cosmos and enjoy the beautiful and extraordinary wonders of the night sky.
With a foreword by Maggie Aderin-Pocock, budding astronomers will love this stunning, new approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere, StarFinder for Beginners makes the night sky easier to navigate than ever before. From discovering the constellations of the Zodiac to learning about the real-life milky way, kids can discover all they have ever wanted to know about the universe above them. Pathfinder stars will lead readers from one constellation to the next, where fascinating facts about the wonders of the universe are revealed. StarFinder for Beginners comes complete with a glow-in-the dark star finder, perfect for any budding stargazers to practice their new knowledge under the night sky.
A comprehensive handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the southern hemisphere. 6 pages for each month covering January–December 2019.
Jumbo Pocket Sky Atlas
Author: Roger Sinnott
Publisher: Sky & Telescope
Perfect for experienced stargazers and beginners alike, Sky & Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas will have you exploring the heavens in no time! Sky & Telescope's celestial atlases are the standard by which all other star atlases have been judged for a half century. Now we've raised the bar again with our Pocket Sky Atlas - Jumbo Edition. There has never been such a wonderfully detailed atlas so handy to take on trips and use at the telescope, thanks to its user-friendly size, convenient spiral-bound design, and easy-to-read labels. The charts show both constellation boundaries and stick figures to help you find your way. Features of this atlas: More than 30,000 stars individually sized according to their relative brightness 1,500 deep-sky objects color-coded by type, including 675 galaxies oriented as they appear in the sky This Jumbo Edition has 6 new close-up charts, for a total of 10, depicting high-interest star fields. Labels even more legible in dim light
This ebook has been optimised for tablets. This fully illustrated one-stop guide will show you how to look at and understand the night sky. To make your progress easier, it comes with colour illustrations and expert advice throughout.
This one-stop practical guide will show you how to identify, pick and cook edible mushrooms. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy format with colour photos and expert advice throughout.
Author: Allan Hall
From the author of Getting Started: Long Exposure Astrophotography and the Messier Astrophotography Reference comes a book showing you how to produce wonderful astrophotos without the astronomical costs normally associated with the hobby. From a DSLR, to a point and shoot, and even using your phone, you can capture beautiful images of the sun, moon, clusters, galaxies and nebulae without breaking the bank. A complete image processing walkthrough is included using only freely downloadable software.Discussed inside are telescopes, adapters, do-it-yourself projects, software and processing techniques to help you photograph the skies without spending a fortune.Already have a telescope or other equipment? No problem, it will help you make the most of what you already have as well as show you what you can buy or make yourself to improve your images.
Highlighting the significance of the widespread distribution of the migratory habit throughout the insect world. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
Collins Fungi Guide
Author: Stefan Buczacki
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Every species is illustrated in colour, directly opposite the species description, with illustrations of young and mature fruiting bodies where necessary. Nearly 2,400 species are illustrated in full colour, with detailed notes on how to correctly identify them, with details of similar, confusing species also given to further ensure correct identification. Written by one of Europe's leading mycologists, Stefan Buczacki, and illustrated by two of the world's leading natural history illustrators, Christopher Shields and Denys Ovenden, this is the ultimate fungi guide for both amateur and experienced mycologists alike.
Author: Peter Grego, Peter
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
This work covers everything from the Big Bang and our understanding of the universe over time, to the Earth's formation, the Sun and how it affects us, the Moon and planets, and black holes and galaxies. It focuses on the basic history and science of the universe.
Author: Sue C. French
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Collects some of the author's "Deep-Sky Wonders" columns, arranged by season and month, providing one hundred in-depth tours of the nighttime sky.