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    • ISBN:9781849073295
    • Publication date:01 Sep 2014

Philip's Star Chart

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The Philip's Star Chart - maps of the night sky which bring astronomy to life
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  • ISBN: 9781849074872
  • Publication date: 20 Sep 2018
  • Page count: 1
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Philip's Orkney and Shetland: Leisure and Tourist Map 2020

This double-sided leisure and tourist map of Orkney and Shetland gives detailed coverage of the islands' road network at a scale of approximately 2.5 miles to 1 inch. The Orkney Islands are featured on side one of the map, with the Shetland Islands shown on the reverse. The maps show places of tourist and historic interest, including castles, camping sites, country parks, galleries, gardens, golf courses, marinas, museums, nature trails, historic sites, sports venues, theatres, theme parks, wildlife parks and zoos. An index to principal places of interest is also featured on each side of the map for Orkney and Shetland respectively. In a convenient folded format, this double-sided sheet map is ideally suited for both leisure and business use, whether by locals or visitors to the islands.

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 Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North)

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

Cassell

Cracking the Elements

Rebecca Mileham
Authors:
Rebecca Mileham

From the earliest-known elements to those named in 2016, this book takes a comprehensive look at the development of the periodic table - and reveals untold stories, unsung pioneers and plenty of fascinating science along the way. In twelve illustrated chapters, the book makes sense of the patterns and groups within the periodic table, introducing each of the 118 known elements individually and exploring questions including:- Why did the history of fizzy water give early chemistry a sparkle?- How did hydrogen reveal the structure of the atom?- What was the Bunsen burner's role in discovering new elements?- Which of the alkaline earth metals accounts for a kilogramme of your weight?- Why is Marie Curie such a scientific star?- How do tungsten and vanadium explain the secret of super-sharp Syrian swords?- Who discovered the most elements in the periodic table?- What made nihonium, element 113, such a wonderful new year's gift for Japan?- Is glass a liquid or a solid?- How did nitrogen fulfill the alchemists' dream?- Would you have smeared antimony on your face if you'd lived in ancient Egypt?- Why might naked mole rats have clues for surviving a heart attack?- How did the Haya people of Tanzania make steel 1500 years ago?- What makes xenon a great anaesthetic - and why can't all patients use it?- Might there be a pattern in yet undiscovered elements beyond number 118?

Mitchell Beazley

The Almanac

Lia Leendertz
Authors:
Lia Leendertz
Cassell

Cracking Neuroscience

Jon Turney
Authors:
Jon Turney
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

The Secret Life of the Human Body

John Clancy
Authors:
John Clancy

Most of us take our body for granted and are never aware of its amazing capabilities. This book looks at how the seven octillion atoms that make up the human body are grouped into organs, tissues, nerves, fibres, fluids and more in such a way that the entire system runs smoothly without us ever knowing about it. It explains the hidden world of hormones and enzymes, the battleground of your immune system, the senses and much more. It also reveals the astonishing secrets of the human body, from the 15 'other senses' we have beyond the known five, to the reason we have eyes capable of seeing the Andromeda galaxy 2.5 million light years away.Chapters include:Cells, tissues and body structureThe skin, skeleton and musclesThe cardiovascular systemInternal protectors: warriors behind the scenesThe respiratory system

Cassell

Meet Your Bacteria

Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple
Authors:
Catherine Whitlock, Nicola Temple

Meet Your Bacteria introduces you to all of your tiny tenants, and reveals the fascinating inner workings of your body, and the importance of these usually helpful (but sometimes harmful) microbes.Highly topical and accessible, this book:- Explores the different bacteria that live on and in various parts of your body (not just in the gut)- Explains what they do, and why some are beneficial and some harmful- Offers practical advice for promoting the good and inhibiting the bad bacteria- Examines the latest thinking on good and bad dirt, and the links between bacteria and diseaseIncluding in-depth profiles on each of the most important families of bacteria living in the human body, and helpful advice on how you can look after your own health through greater knowledge of your microbial friends, this is a wide-ranging introduction to the secret world inside your own body.

Cassell

On the Edge of Infinity

Stefan Klein
Authors:
Stefan Klein
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 Spain and Portugal Road Map

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

Cassell

Science Hacks

Colin Barras
Authors:
Colin Barras

With Science Hacks, you no longer need a PhD to understand the fascinating ideas behind science's greatest theories and discoveries. This latest addition to the ingenious new Hacks series will show you a technique for understanding and, crucially, remembering 100 of the most important and most interesting scientific theories from throughout the ages.On each topic, you'll start with a helicopter overview of the subject, which will give you an introduction to the idea and some context surrounding it. Next, you'll zoom in on the core elements of the theory, with clear explanation of each point to make sure you really understand the concept before finally, you'll be given a one-liner hack to really make the theory stick in your mind.Includes such topics and fields as:Particle PhysicsEvolutionary BiologyGeneticsMedicineChemistryEcology

Philip's

Philip's 2019 Navigator Trucker's Britain

THE UK'S BEST-SELLING ROAD ATLAS.'A map that beats all others' The Daily Telegraph'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: Truckstop breakfasts - gruesome or gourmet?- Scale: 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (Northern Scotland: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000) - Britain's best road mapping in a practical spiral format.- No other road atlas of Britain offers this level of detail and clarity - Super-detailed 6-page route-planning section.- Over 6,000 bridge heights, nearly 1,500 weight-restricted bridges and over 250 width-restricted bridges.- 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.- 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.

Kyle Books

101 Brilliant Things For Kids to do With Science

Dawn Isaac
Authors:
Dawn Isaac

From bestselling kids' activity author Dawn Isaac comes this exciting new volume full of creative (and occasionally outrageous) ideas for budding young scientists. Whether your child is crazy about chemistry or bananas about biology (or, let's face it, just likes making a mess), this book is choc-a-block full of experiments and projects that will get kids really excited about science - and all without going anywhere near a TV, tablet or computer screen. Whether they want to Launch a Rocket, Blow a Square Bubble, Discover their own DNA or Build a Balloon Powered Racing Car, there's a whole wealth of fun suggestions to keep kids amused - and you never know, they might even learn something along the way.

Philip's

Philip's Guide to the Northern Constellations

A beginner's guide to the major stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere. This brief introduction to stargazing will help the novice to get his or her bearings in the night sky. Using easy-to-find stars, all of which are visible without any specialized equipment, the author introduces the beginner to each season's major constellations. Simple 'signpost' star maps guide the reader around the sky.The book has been written in non-technical language by Robin Scagell, a keen popularizer of astronomy, and is suitable for newcomers to astronomy of all ages. In addition to the star maps and seasonal guides, it includes interesting facts about our Solar System, comets, meteors and the Universe. A colourful and entertaining book, Philip's Guide to Northern Constellations is an excellent introduction to stargazing.Main map scale:

Philip's

Philip's Moon Map

Dr John Murray
Contributors:
Dr John Murray