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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 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 COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF SOMERSET.The UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to SomersetIncludes all the streets in 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.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).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.
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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 Street Atlas Leicestershire and Rutland

THE ONLY COUNTY STREET ATLAS WITH ALL THE NAMED STREETS OF LEICESTERSHIRE AND RUTLANDThe UK's best-selling county street atlasesMore than 24,000 named streets, roads, lanes and alleysThe essential map book for residents and visitors - and if you're moving to LeicestershireIncludes all the streets in 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.- New edition in practical spiral-bound format- Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest, even ones off the beaten path- 4-page practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads- Super-clear mapping- Easy-to-use index- Scales: 1¾ inches to 1 mile (1:36,000) and 3½ inches to 1 mile (1:18,000). Major towns: 7 inches to 1 mile (1:9,000).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.
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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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Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

Philip's flagship UK atlas: everything you'll need for the road.Completely updated and revised for 2017."Good balance between detail and quality ... excellent town maps" What Car?160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps.2-page road map of Ireland.64 indexed town-centre maps.14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.10 pages of detailed route-planning maps, incorporating a key map.Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a mid-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 Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. 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, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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Philip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain 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.46 town and city plans.8 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.6 pages of route-planning maps.Philip's Motorist's Road Atlas Britain 2017 is a large-format paperback 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 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain 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 6 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 4 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 46 extra-detailed town and city plans.
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Philip's Essential 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?160 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch.2-page road map of Ireland.32 town and city plans.8 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.10 pages of detailed route-planning maps, incorporating a key map.Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a mid-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 Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. 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, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 4 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 32 extra-detailed town and city plans.
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Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017

Deluxe hardback edition - perfect for a gift.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?160 pages of fully updated road maps.2-page road map of Ireland.64 indexed town-centre maps.14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads.10 pages of detailed route-planning maps, incorporating a key map.Hardback atlases are popular as gifts and also for self-purchase by heavy users such as business drivers.Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 is a mid-format deluxe hardback 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 Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2017 contains 160 pages of road maps covering Britain at 3 miles to 1 inch, with the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland at smaller scales. 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, 10 pages of route-planning maps, a distance table, 10 large-scale city approach maps with named arterial roads, and 64 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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Philip's Children's Atlas

By David Wright, Jill Wright
Authors:
David Wright, Jill Wright
In Philip's Children's Atlas, clear and accurate maps are combined with fascinating facts about the countries of the world to provide essential geographical information for young readers. In addition, guidance is given at the beginning of the atlas on how to use the maps, encouraging the early development of map skills. The atlas is organized spread by spread in the classic sequence: first Europe, then its land neighbour Asia, followed by Africa, Australia and Oceania, North America and South America.Illustrated with interesting full-colour photographs and packed with fact boxes, curiosities, flags, stamps and quiz questions, Philip's Children's Atlas is both fun to use and easy to understand. A past winner of the Geographical Association's award for making a significant contribution to geography, Philip's Children's Atlas was judged "an excellent 'all round' children's atlas with simple yet well-designed maps, well-illustrated with colour photographs. It links places to issues, events and real people, giving a clear sense of place."
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Philip's Essential School Atlas

Philip's Essential School Atlas has been specially created for lower-secondary geography students (11-14 year olds). It is ideal for work leading up to GCSE (England and Wales) National Curriculum Key Stage 3, and Scotland's National Qualifications.The maps have been carefully designed so they are uncluttered and easy to read, containing specially selected place names and detail. A clear set of symbols and scale information accompanies each map and there is a useful introductory section covering basic atlas skills, including aerial photographs and satellite images to further explain particular features on the maps.Fully up-to-date, the atlas comprises a 16-page UK and Ireland section and a 42-page World section. Detailed regional maps, charts and satellite images of Europe, Italy, the Middle East, China, Japan, Kenya, USA, Brazil, and the Arctic and Antarctica are included, focusing on areas of special interest for students of geography, such as Japan's volcanoes and earthquakes, conservation in Kenya, and water supply in the USA.Philip's Essential School Atlas is ideal for special project work, featuring an informative section of world thematic maps on the environment, climate change, people, quality of life, and energy.Latitude and longitude co-ordinates are included in the index, alongside figure-letter references.
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Philip's Pocket World Atlas

The new edition Philip's Pocket World Atlas contains 96 pages of maps that are politically coloured to emphasize countries, towns and cities, as well as major transport routes and administrative boundaries.At the beginning of the atlas are maps showing the world's major flight paths and international organizations. In addition, there is a concise country gazetteer giving details for over 200 of the world's nations, with useful information about area, population, capital cities, annual income, currencies and national governments.At the end of the atlas, the 24-page letter-figure index lists all major towns and cities, plus numerous geographical features such as mountains, rivers and lakes.The handy paperback format makes this pocket-sized world atlas ideal for students and travellers of all kinds.
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