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Philip's Night Sky Atlas

By Robin Scagell, Wil Tirion
Authors:
Robin Scagell
Illustrated by:
Wil Tirion
Fully revised and now in its third edition, Philip's Night Sky Atlas is a highly practical star atlas that can be used anywhere in the world and at any time of the year. With a sturdy, damp-proof binding, it is the ideal choice for the backyard astronomer using binoculars or a small telescope. It contains all the maps you need to learn your way around the night sky, whether you want to find remote galaxies, sketch lunar craters or make estimates of variable stars. Author Robin Scagell explains what you can see, what equipment (if any) you will need and how to make the most of your time under the stars. The star maps are by Wil Tirion, the world-renowned celestial cartographer.The eight sky maps together show the whole of the night sky. Stars down to magnitude 5.5 are marked, together with the brighter deep-sky objects. They are drawn on a white background so that you can add your own pencil notes or observations to the maps. Opposite each of the sky maps is a photo-realistic version of the same map. In addition, constellation maps show numerous deep-sky targets, with interesting objects described in detail.A Moon map, split into quadrants, is accompanied by suggestions of what to look for, with images of the most interesting features. The author also describes how to observe and record the planets, the Sun, meteors, eclipses, comets and deep-sky objects.
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Philip's Street Atlas Devon

The only atlas with all the named streets in Devon. Updated edition for 2017 with new business parks and estates added. From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.BARNSTAPLE, EXETER, EXMOUTH, PAIGNTON, PLYMOUTH, TORQUAY, Appledore, Axminster, Bideford, Brixham, Buckfastleigh, Crediton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Great Torrington, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Salcombe, Seaton, Sidmouth, South Molton, Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, TotnesThis fully updated Philip's street atlas of Devon gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Exeter and Plymouth city centres are shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas Devon is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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  • Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas

    The new edition Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas, in a spiral A4 format, is the must-have atlas for anyone travelling to these countries by motor vehicle. In addition to the main maps at 1:750,000, the road network is shown at three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M, with ultra-clear detailed maps for urban areas. Scenic routes are highlighted on the road maps, with theme parks and World Heritage sites clearly shown. The maps also highlight towns with low-emission zones and show motorway rest/parking areas.Philip's France and Spain Road Atlas includes:Up-to-date driving regulations, including speed limits;4 pages of route-planning maps which enable journeys of over 800 miles to be planned without turning a page;57 pages of clear, detailed road maps, with scenic routes highlighted and toll, toll-free and pre-pay motorways all clearly marked;6 large-scale urban-area maps;11 city-centre plans marking historic buildings and tourist attractions, as well as car parks, head post offices and other facilities;Listings for ski resorts and top visitor attractions.
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    Philip's Month-by-Month Star Finder

    By John Woodruff, Wil Tirion
    Authors:
    John Woodruff
    Illustrated by:
    Wil Tirion
    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.
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    Philip's Street Atlas Derbyshire

    The only atlas with all the named streets in Derbyshire. Updated edition for 2016 with new business parks and estates added. From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.BUXTON, CHESTERFIELD, DERBY, LONG EATON, MATLOCK, SWADLINCOTE, Alfreton, Ashbourne, Bakewell, Belper, Bolsover, Brimington, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Clay Cross, Clowne, Dronfield, Eckington, Glossop, Heanor, Ilkeston, New Mills, Pinxton, Ripley, Shirebrook, South Normanton, Staveley, Whaley Bridge, WirksworthThis fully updated Philip's street atlas of Derbyshire gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. The centres of Chesterfield and Derby are shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas Derbyshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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    Philip's Street Atlas Norfolk

    The only atlas with all the named streets in Norfolk. Updated edition for 2016 with new business parks and estates added. From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.BECCLES, GREAT YARMOUTH, KING'S LYNN, NORWICH, THETFORD, Attleborough, Aylsham, Brundall, Bungay, Caister-on-Sea, Cromer, Dersingham, Diss, Downham Market, Fakenham, Harleston, Heacham, Hemsby, Hunstanton, Lakenheath, Loddon, North Walsham, Sheringham, Swaffham, Watton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Wisbech, WymondhamThis fully updated Philip's street atlas of Norfolk gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Norwich city centre is shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas Norfolk is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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    Philip's Essential Guide to Space

    By Paul Sutherland
    Authors:
    Paul Sutherland
    A stimulating guide detailing recent developments in space exploration written by Paul Sutherland.Rockets, spacecraft and satellites - the first steps into space.The race to the Moon - and future lunar exploration.Exploring the Solar System - up-to-date information about human and robotic spaceflight.Making space home - living and working on the International Space Station.Observatories in space - looking for other planetary systems and measuring the Universe.Illustrated throughout with stunning photographs and colourful artworks.Suitable for ages 12 to adult.Philip's Essential Guide to Space takes the reader on a beautifully illustrated and informative journey - from the earliest beginnings of rockets and artificial satellites, through the first manned space missions, and on to the latest space probes venturing out into the farthest reaches of the Solar System and the observatories in space that are delving deeper into the origins of the Universe.Author Paul Sutherland describes the early attempts to build rockets in order to propel artificial satellites into Earth orbit for the first time, and examines the difficulties that were overcome in order to launch humans into orbit and on to the Moon. In time, these advances in technology led to the construction and operation of the International Space Station.Much of our knowledge of the Solar System has been derived from space probes that have visited distant planets and sent back images and data streams for analysis. The Sun and the planets are examined in turn, reflecting on the orbiters and landers that have provided a wealth of information.Looking beyond our Solar System to distant galaxies and other deep-sky objects, Paul describes the missions and space observatories that are working to expand our knowledge of black holes, supernova remnants and gamma-ray bursts, as well as the discovery of other planetary systems.Suitable for ages 12 to adult, Philip's Essential Guide to Space is illustrated in full colour throughout.
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    Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack

    By Ian Ridpath, Wil Tirion
    Authors:
    Ian Ridpath
    Illustrated by:
    Wil Tirion
    A new edition of the exciting Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack, suitable for use in the Northern Hemisphere, containing three essential items to introduce the beginner to the fascinating hobby of astronomy: a 'glow-in-the-dark' planisphere, an 80-page paperback book about the stars and planets, and a colourful wall poster of the Solar System.Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere: This planisphere has been specially made so that, after being held under a bright light, the stars and the names and shapes of the constellations will glow in the dark for a period. It is both a fun and practical starfinder for identifying the stars and constellations visible on any night of the year from the UK, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada (51.5 degrees North); the star map is drawn by the well-known celestial cartographer Wil Tirion. A sheet explaining how to use the planisphere is included in the pack.Philip's Exploring Stars and Planets: A colourful and entertaining introduction to the exciting world of astronomy, this 80-page paperback is illustrated with more than 200 colour photographs, artworks and maps, as the author Ian Ridpath describes the latest developments in the fast-moving fields of space exploration and astronomy. Concise chapters introduce the Sun, the Earth and all the other planets in our Solar System. Then, moving further into space, the author examines the stars and galaxies, and explores the origin of the Universe.Philip's Solar System Poster: A large attractive folded wall chart (580 x 870mm) illustrating the planets and other bodies in the Solar System, with informative text and tables by Ian Ridpath.
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    Philip's Driver's Atlas Britain

    Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Clear 4 miles to 1 inch maps - fully updated.Superb detail for journey planning and leisure activities.London street plan plus 47 town and city centre plans.Route planner, distance table and London approaches map.Excellent value for money at only £7.99.Philip's Driver's Atlas Britain is an excellent value paperback atlas containing all the map features normally included only in the more expensive road atlases. The front section has a route planner, key to map symbols, London approaches, plus a key map and distance table.The atlas contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 4 miles to 1 inch (parts of Scotland at 5 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 6.25 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 town plan section includes a street plan of London plus 47 town and city centre maps, marking car parks and places of interest.Completing the atlas is a comprehensive index of 28,000 place names.
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    Philip's Street Atlas Somerset

    The only atlas with all the named streets in Somerset.Updated edition for 2016 with new business parks and estates added. From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.BATH, BRIDGWATER, FROME, TAUNTON, WESTON-SUPER-MARE, YEOVIL, Bruton, Burnham-on-Sea, Castle Cary, Chard, Crewkerne, Clevedon, Cheddar, Glastonbury, Ilminster, Keynsham, Minehead, Midsomer Norton, Nailsea, Portishead, Sherborne, Shepton Mallet, Street, Somerton, Wincanton, Watchet, Wedmore, Wells, Wellington, Yatton.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Somerset gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the county in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile, with less populated areas at 1.75 inches to 1 mile. In addition, Bristol and Bath city centres are shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest.The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas Somerset is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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    Philip's Street Atlas Leicestershire and Rutland

    The only atlas with all the named streets in Leicestershire and Rutland. Updated edition for 2016 with new business parks and estates added. From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads.HINCKLEY, LEICESTER, LOUGHBOROUGH, MARKET HARBOROUGH, MELTON MOWBRAY, Anstey, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Barrow-upon-Soar, Bottesford, Castle Donington, Coalville, Earl Shilton, Empingham, Lutterworth, Mountsorrel, Oadby, Oakham, Shepshed, Sileby, Stamford, Syston, Uppingham, Wigston.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Leicestershire and Rutland gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map.The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a standard scale of 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Leicester city centre is shown at 7 inches to 1 mile.Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue.Philip's Street Atlas Leicestershire and Rutland is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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    Philip's Month-By-Month Stargazing 2017

    By Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
    Authors:
    Heather Couper, Nigel Henbest
    Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2017 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The authors have also included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research.The guide is suitable for use between latitudes 40°N and 60°N, including Britain and Ireland, Europe as far south as Rome, and Canada and the northern USA as far south as Philadelphia.Each chapter (one for each month of the year) has a colour star map, created by Wil Tirion, showing the positions and phases of the Moon, the positions of the planets, and other useful information. Each month also includes a constellation described in detail; special events during the month, such as eclipses; a featured astronomical object, usually a deep-sky target; plus an astrophotograph, with details of how it was taken.The Solar System Almanac explains the movement of the planets, with particular attention paid to their positions in 2017. 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.The book concludes with an Equipment Review. Here Robin Scagell, author of Philip's Stargazing with a Telescope, provides a round-up of what's new in observing technology.
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    Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

    Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?Practical 'more to view per page' format (A3).96 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch.2-page road map of Ireland.64 fully indexed town and city plans.16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.6-page extra-large-scale route-planning section.Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a large-format spiral-bound atlas featuring fully updated maps from the Philip's digital database, which has been voted Britain's clearest and most detailed in an independent consumer survey.Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 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 a 2-page road map of Ireland, route-planning maps, a distance table, 12 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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