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Philip's Star Finder

By John Woodruff
Illustrated by Wil Tirion

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

A concise month-by-month calendar for star watchers in the northern hemisphere.

A concise month-by-month calendar for star watchers in the northern/southern hemisphere. Star charts show the position of stars, constellations and other celestial objects for each month of the year, in both northerly and southerly directions. The introduction explains the basic facts that observers need to know, including the apparent motions of the stars, seasonal changes and star brightnesses. Location tables are provided for Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.Main map scale:

Biographical Notes

Wil Tirion is a world-renowned celestial cartographer.

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  • ISBN: 9780540088188
  • Publication date: 28 Apr 2005
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Philip's
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· Three in One Essential Starter Kit for new Stargazers· Book, Planisphere and Wall Chart· The ideal gift for beginners in astronomy - of all ages· Dial up the stars and constellations for every hour of every night of year - with the Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere· Exploring Stars and Planets - the 80-page big-format book - is the perfect introduction to the world of astronomy· The Solar System Wall Chart is an informative and beautiful guide to the Planets

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The Physics Behind...

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Can you really lose weight by consuming nothing but ice cream and beer? How does the latest blockbuster movie get squeezed onto a disk, and how do they make the pictures seem 3D? How much does a selfie weigh? What's the science behind forensic investigations, body scans, and the dating of ancient artefacts?The Physics Behind... takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the scientific principles that that make the modern world work. Could there be life on Mars? Why is north really south? How do self-driving cars find their way around? These and many more topics are explored by starting with the basic science that makes them tick - examining the physics behind them. Packed with detailed original artwork and infographics, The Physics Behind... is perfect for anyone who has ever been curious about the science of life.Including:- The physics behind modern life: Wi-Fi, Facial recognition, touchscreens, microwave ovens, the ice cream and beer diet, taking a selfie, Flash memory, a bag of sugar, catching the train, calendars and clocks- The physics behind entertainment: optical discs, lasers, white water, executive toys, the electric guitar, music, 3D movies- The physics behind analysis: medical imaging, looking at little things, spectroscopy, crime scene investigation, tricorder, microfluidics, radiocarbon dating, proving the Earth is round- The physics behind space: rocket science, space weather, Planet Nine, space telescopes, is there anybody out there? life on Earth, life on Mars- The physics behind big science: what's the matter?, time travel, bomb or meltdown?, the Large Hadron Collider, the Human Genome Project, the Standard Model, gravity, everything- The physics behind the weird universe: strings, rings and other things, N-dimensional space, the hypercube, antimatter, the dark universe, quantum weirdness, quantum biology, time crystals and Majorana- The physics behind the environment: weather forecasts, climate change, renewable energy, migration, peacock feathers, sunburn, rainbows, spider silk- The physics behind transportation: autonomous autos, Hyperloop, Maglev, satellite navigation, motor sport, going rreeaallllyy fast, stealth- The physics behind everything else: curve balls, the Mpemba Effect, why north is really south, perpetual motion and the heat death of the universe, and the physics behind this book.

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'THE CLEAREST AND MOST DETAILED MAPS OF EUROPE' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist The map for navigating round Scotland: - Main scale super-clear 1: 330,000 (5.25 miles to 1 inch)- Fully updated- Scenic routes highlighted- Maps on both sides - more for your money - City plans Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow - The important information for motoring: motorways (toll, pre-pay and free), mountain passes, railways, road numbers, distances between towns, - Full index of place names- Major city location maps- All the places of interest for your trip: from castles, historic houses, beaches and national parks to theme parks, places of worship and ancient monumentsIn fact, everything you need for motoring in Scotland

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Philip's Britain and Ireland Road Map

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Philip's Road Map France and Belgium

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Philip's Spain and Portugal Road Map

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Philip's Italy Road Map

'THE CLEAREST AND MOST DETAILED MAPS OF EUROPE' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist The map for navigating in Italy: - Main scale super-clear 1:1,00,000 (16 miles to 1 inch)- Fully updated- Scenic routes highlighted- Maps on both sides - more for your money - City plans: Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin - The important information for motoring: motorways (toll, pre-pay and free), mountain passes, railways, road numbers (European and local), distances between towns, - Full index of place names- Major city location maps- All the places of interest for your trip: from castles, historic houses, beaches and national parks to theme parks, places of worship and ancient monuments- includes Sicily and SardiniaIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Italy

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PHILIP'S - THE ATLAS BRAND FOR TRUCKERS, CARAVANNERS AND OTHER SERIOUS ROAD USERS"The best of its kind with quick and easy to use information" Fleet Week- Essential for Truckers (and very useful for Caravanners too)- Nearly 4,000 bridges with restrictions - either height, weight or width - located on the maps- Super-clear maps of the UK at 1:200,000 (Northern Scotland 1:250,000)- Special Feature: "Bridge Strikes" (including "Most Hit Bridges", numbering approximately 50, which includes all bridges struck five or more time in a 12-month period- Restricted Motorway Junctions explanatory list- Truckstops listing and location maps, including facilities available and opening times- Big format and spiral binding - easy-to-use on the road- 12 pages of urban area maps with bridge restrictions- Central London maps - with bridge restrictions

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