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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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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 BEST OF ITS KIND, WITH QUICK EASY-TO-USE INFORMATION' Fleet Week The map for navigating in Britain and Ireland: - Main scale super-clear 1: 830,000 (13 miles to 1 inch)- Fully updated- Scenic routes highlighted- Maps on both sides - more for your money - City plans: London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Dublin and Belfast - 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 your trip to driving in Britain and Ireland

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Philip's 2018 Trucker's Atlas Britain

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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Philip's 2018 Stargazing Month-by-Month Guide to the Night Sky Britain & Ireland

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Authors:
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"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night Magazine· Now out: 2018 edition packed with new features· 12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazing· Monthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018· Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018· Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skies· Optical Equipment Guide - Binoculars or Telescope?· The major astronomical events of 2018Plus:· Expert advice on what to see each month from Heather Couper and Nigel Henbest, Philip's internationally renowned authors.· The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2018. Solar and lunar eclipses, meteor showers and comets are also described.· Exploring the Deep Sky provides a list of recommended deep-sky objects. the observer can use the monthly charts to discover which constellations are on view, and then use this information to plan deep-sky observing.· Expert Robin Scagell's Equipment Review looks at the pros and cons of Stargazing with binoculars or telescope and offers advice for both.· And all superbly illustrated with photographs taken by the best amateur photographers illustrating the night skies.Book Description"IF YOU BUY JUST ONE GUIDE... YOU WON'T DO BETTER THAN THIS" BBC Sky at Night MagazinePhilip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2018 is the guide for Stargazers in Britain and Ireland. The new 2018 edition has been completely revised to make it even more essential for exploring the night skies.It is packed with new features to make it even more practical. Essential reading for astronomers at all levels - and the perfect gift for every stargazer.About the AuthorsPhilip's Stargazing Month by Month 2018 is written by two of the UK's best-known and respected astronomers.Professor Heather Couper CBE, FRAS, is an internationally acclaimed astronomer, writer and presenter/producer of TV and radio programmes.Professor Nigel Henbest researched in radio astronomy at Cambridge University, with the Astronomer Royal, and has been a Consultant to both New Scientist magazine and the Royal Greenwich Observatory. ---------------------

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Philip's 2018 Big Road Atlas Europe

PHILIP'S: THE BEST-SELLING EUROPE ATLAS RANGE IN THE UK'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist'The best of its kind with quick, easy-to-use information' Fleet WeekMultiscale mapping - more detail where you need itSpecial feature for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examplesPhilip's 2018 Big Road Atlas of Europe has:- Every country in Europe and Western Europe- Practical A3 format and spiral binding - more mapping to the page- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- 16-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Three supplementary scales from 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas- 50 town and city plans- 31 urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- Driving regulations country-by-country on European roads and local roads- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.

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THE COMPACT EDITION OF THE NAVIGATOR ATLASES- THE UK'S BEST-SELLING ROAD ATLASES.- New 2018 compact edition of Philip's Navigator Atlas (slightly larger than A4)'A reigning champion of Road Atlases' The Sunday Times'Scale, accuracy and clarity are without parallel' Driving Magazine'No.1 in the UK for clear maps' Independent research surveyThe No.1 Choice of Road Atlas for the serious motorist.Special feature: Butty Van Breakfasts -gourmet or gruesome?Scale: 12/3 miles to 1 inch = 1:113,000 (Northern Scotland: 31/3 miles to 1 inch = 1:226,000)- Britain's best road mapping in a practical spiral format.- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - 6-page routeplanner section- Every street in Britain marked on the maps.- Over 3000 roads named.- 100 indexed town-centre maps plus approaches maps to 12 major urban areas.- Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown.- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets.- 416 pagesPhilip's Navigator atlases are widely used by professional drivers and the emergency services, including national police training, and is recommended in the motoring press and national newspapers.

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PHILIP'S BEST-SELLING RANGE OF BRITISH AND EUROPEAN MAPS'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO, Gem Motoring Assist.- The perfect planning map for your trip to Ireland- Scale 16 miles to 1 inch = 1:1,000,000- Double-sided folded map with full index of place names- Super-clear mapping- All major routes shown- Town plans: Belfast, Cork, Derry/Londonderry and Dublin- Scenic routes- AutoRoute junctions, restricted junctions, toll motorways and pre-pay motorways- Mountain passes and gradients- Tourist attractions

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Philip's Italy Road Map

Philip's Italy Road Map shows the whole of the country, including Sicily and Sardinia, at a standard scale of 1:1M (1 cm on the map = 10 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index, plus detailed town plans of Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin, with tourist information clearly marked.The double-sided map has been specially prepared for long-distance travel, picking out major routes and destinations in bold colours for easy journey planning and route-finding, and is a convenient size for use in a vehicle.The digital mapping gives excellent clarity, showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. High-quality travel information includes a wealth of useful detail marking car ferries, national parks, ski resorts, beaches, cathedrals, castles, ancient monuments, and many other places of interest.A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.

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