John Woodruff - Philip's Month-by-Month Star Finder - Octopus

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781849074438
    • Publication date:03 Nov 2016

Philip's Month-by-Month 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 hemisphere.

Philip's Month-by-Month Star Finder is a concise calendar for star watchers in the northern 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: the apparent motions of the stars, seasonal changes, star brightnesses, the nature of the Milky Way, and how the night sky is represented on maps.

In addition, location tables are provided for the four planets bright enough to be seen easily from the Earth with the naked eye: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The principal lunar features are also indicated on a pair of photographs showing the Moon at first quarter and at last quarter.

Biographical Notes

John Woodruff (Author)
John Woodruff has been involved in publishing since 1977, working as an author, consultant and project manager on a wide range of astronomy and popular science titles.

Wil Tirion (Illustrator)
Wil Tirion, who lives in the Netherlands, is the most highly regarded cartographer of celestial maps and charts in the world today.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781849074315
  • Publication date: 03 Nov 2016
  • Page count: 64
  • Imprint: Philip's
Ilex Press

Moon

Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
Authors:
Alexandra Loske, Robert Massey
Philip's

Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North)

· A really useful bit of kit...a map of the night sky for any time of the year' Mark Thompson, TV Astronomer on BBC Stargazing Live· The fun and practical way to discover the stars and constellations· The Planisphere you can use outside without a torch. Just put it under a lamp indoors and it lights up in the dark· Dial up today's time and date - and the oval disc reveals the night sky for every night of the year· All the stars and constellations down to magnitude 5 (visible with the naked eye)· Planet Tracker for the major visible planets· Full instructions and hints on exploring the skies by season· Suitable for UK, Ireland, Northern Europe, Canada and Northern USA (51.5N plus or minus 10 degrees)

Philip's

Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack

Wil Tirion
Contributors:
Wil Tirion

· 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

Mitchell Beazley

The Almanac

Lia Leendertz
Authors:
Lia Leendertz
Cassell

The Physics Behind...

Russ Swan
Authors:
Russ Swan

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.

Cassell

On the Edge of Infinity

Stefan Klein
Authors:
Stefan Klein

From Germany's bestselling popular science author, Stefan Klein - How a rose blossom can demonstrate that nothing and nobody exists on their own.- How a hurricane can reveal the world's unpredictability.- How the exploits of burglars in New York and London can demonstrate how everything can be in two places at once.- How a DIY accident can prompt debate on whether the void can exist.- How a greying beard might demonstrate the irreversibility of time.Award-winning, bestselling German science author Stefan Klein employs stories about simple everyday items or occurrences as analogies to illuminate counterintuitive realities behind the visible world, revealing the astonishing beauty of the universe. This book transforms a simple everyday thing such as a rose blossom, or a day of stormy weather, into a key to understanding the most complex ideas and theories in 21st century physics. Through clever use of analogy, Klein renders the complexities and intricacies of physics accessible to a reader with no previous knowledge of the subject. In doing so, he demonstrates that scientific progress is as much, if not more, about the unanswered questions, the dark corners, as it is about what we have discovered; our knowledge constitutes merely 'an island in an ocean of ignorance'.A thought-provoking and original way in to the most intriguing scientific theories and ideas, designed to be accessible to anyone who has ever been curious about the workings of our universe.

Philip's

Philip's Europe Road Map

'THE CLEAREST AND MOST DETAILED MAPS OF EUROPE' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist The map for planning your European Road Trip: - Main scale super-clear 1: 3,500,000 (55 miles to 1 inch)- Fully updated- Scenic routes highlighted- Summer and Winter weather maps- Maps on both sides - more for your money - City to City Distance Table - 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 monumentsIn fact, everything you need for driving in Europe - every country covered

Philip's

Philip's Scotland Road Map

'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

Philip's

Philip's Britain and Ireland Road Map

'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

Philip's

Philip's Road Map France and Belgium

Philip's

Philip's Spain and Portugal Road Map

'THE CLEAREST AND MOST DETAILED MAPS OF EUROPE' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring Assist The map for navigating in Spain and Portugal:- 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: Alicante, Barcelona, Lisbon, Madrid and Seville - 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 Majorca, Minorca and IbizaIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Spain and Portugal

Philip's

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

Godsfield Press

Judy Hall's Crystal Companion

Judy Hall
Authors:
Judy Hall

With more than 45 years of experience in crystal healing, expert author Judy Hall is a leading authority on the use of crystals for personal and spiritual development. In this stunning book, she presents a curated collection of powerful crystals and beautifully communicates how these extraordinary entities can be employed to enhance our lives. With chapters on the body, heart, mind, spirit, children, karmic clearing, ancestral healing, grounding and protection, and home and environment, and with in-depth descriptions of both the practical and esoteric properties of each stone, Judy Hall's Crystal Companion is essential reading for crystal lovers everywhere.Featuring fresh, new photography and a clean, modern design, this book truly captures the striking beauty of the featured stones. Inside you will find that the colour-coded design ensures the ease of identification and navigation, making the guide suitable for entry-level and experienced crystal workers alike.

Philip's

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

Philip's

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

Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Authors:
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Philip's

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

Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
Authors:
Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest

"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. ---------------------

Ilex Press

National Gallery Spot-The-Difference

Study world-famous works from an iconic collection like never before. Inspired by the National Gallery's best-loved paintings, find 40 fun and challenging visual puzzles that traverse art history with the likes of Raphael, Rubens, Rembrandt and Renoir. Lose yourself in moody seascapes, poignant portraits, bustling markets and mythical scenes. Test your brain, artistic understanding and knowledge with this rewarding, detail-driven and witty collection.

Philip's

Philip's 2018 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland A3

PHILIP'S - THE FASTEST GROWING BRAND OF UK ROAD ATLASESNo. 1 in the UK for clear maps'Good balance between detail and clarity with excellent town maps' What Car?Great for planning and driving long journeys or short hopsPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motoristsCompletely updated and revised for 2018- Practical 'more to view per page' A3 format- 96 pages of fully updated road maps- Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000- 64 fully indexed town and city plans- 16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads- 2-page road map of IrelandPhilip's 2018 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland is the large-format paperback atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database. The maps are super-clear. They have been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's 2018 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch (Scottish Highlands and Western Isles at 4 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 5.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles.The atlas also includes 6 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 16 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed town and city plans.

Cassell

1001: Days That Shaped Our World

Peter Furtado
Authors:
Peter Furtado

This remarkable book presents enthralling accounts of 1001 life-changing events that have taken place around the world since the Big Bang. From the foundation of Rome on 21 April 753bce to the execution of Saddam Hussein on 30 December 2006, and from the Battle of Marathon on 21 September 490 bce to the accord in Northern Ireland in 2007, 1001 Days That Shaped Our World tells the history of the world through extraordinary moments, decisive encounters, memorable incidents, and natural disasters. Compiled by historian, Peter Furtado, and written by an international team of historians, journalists, and scientists, the book features a detailed and informative account of every event, together with an assessment of the longer term physical, cultural, social or economic impact. Evocative paintings and dramatic photographs complement the incisive text to make this book the one essential guide you'll need to understand just why the world is what it is today.

Philip's

Philip's Guide to the Northern Constellations