A Child s Introduction to the Night Sky

Author: Michael Driscoll
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781579123666
Format: PDF, ePub
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Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

What We See in the Stars

Author: Kelsey Oseid
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 0399579540
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A richly illustrated guide to the myths, histories, and science of the celestial bodies of our solar system, with stories and information about constellations, planets, comets, the northern lights, and more. Combining art, mythology, and science, What We See in the Stars gives readers a tour of the night sky through more than 100 magical pieces of original art, all accompanied by text that weaves related legends and lore with scientific facts. This beautifully packaged book covers the night sky's most brilliant features--such as the constellations, the moon, the bright stars, and the visible planets--as well as less familiar celestial phenomena like the outer planets, nebulae, and deep space. Adults seeking to recapture the magic of youthful stargazing, younger readers interested in learning about natural history and outer space, and those who appreciate beautiful, hand-painted art will all delight in this charming book.

Constellations of the Night Sky

Author: Bruce LaFontaine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486426488
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Large, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, and Leo. Accompanying text relates mythological story behind each constellation's name and identifies its principal stars.

Find the Constellations

Author: H. A. Rey
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547342578
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!

The Kids Book of the Night Sky

Author: Ann Love
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 1553371283
Format: PDF
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Introduces methods for observing the sky at night, the moon, the stars, constellations for each season, and the planets, recounts legends about the sky and the stars from many traditions, and suggests skywatching activities.

Stikky Night Skies

Author: Laurence Holt
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497686504
Format: PDF, Docs
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Stikky Night Skies uses a unique learning method to bring a fascinating topic to anyone with an hour to spare. We spent hundreds of hours with dozens of readers testing and refining it to be sure it will work for you. Includes a comprehensive Next Steps section with guides to the top 12 night sky objects, stargazing equipment, observatories, clubs, free star maps, space and astronomy websites, and more. For stargazers in the northern hemisphere.

A Child s Introduction to the Environment

Author: Michael Driscoll
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 9781579124298
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Discusses a variety of environmental sciences topics, including global warming, food chains, and desertification, along with a collection of experiments and conservation activities.

Star Finder

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465472487
Format: PDF, Docs
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A novel approach to stargazing, featuring step-by-step guides to identifying the key constellations across the northern hemisphere. Gradually building up constellations one-by-one so budding astronomers will find it easier than ever to navigate the night sky, Starfinder! introduces pathfinder stars with clear, accessible text to guide readers from one constellation to the next, including Draco, Orion, Taurus, Gemini, and more. Fascinating facts about the wonders of the universe are revealed and go beyond the constellations to include the Milky Way, planet spotting, celestial objects, and more. Final spreads in each chapter show the stars with the constellations unmarked, giving readers an ideal opportunity to practice star hopping before heading out to see the night sky for themselves.

Stars and Constellations

Author: Nick Hunter
Publisher: Capstone Classroom
ISBN: 1432975226
Format: PDF
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"This book explores the sun as our nearest star, different types of stars and constellations. It covers what stars are, where they come from, what makes them shine, what people thought of them in the past, and how we study stars today. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing stars. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding"--Provided by publisher.

Zoo in the Sky

Author: Jacqueline Mitton
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9780792259350
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.