Philip's Essential Guide to Space
By 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.
Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing
By Robin Scagell
In a new flexi-paperback format, Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an inspiring introduction to astronomy, providing all the information you need to explore the night sky. This is a comprehensive guide to an increasingly popular leisure pursuit.Author Robin Scagell first introduces the wonders of the night sky and explains how and why the sky changes during the night and through the seasons. He describes the various items of equipment you can use (binoculars, telescopes and accessories), and gives practical advice on what to choose and what you can expect to see. There are plenty of tips, too, for observing just with the naked eye.The book continues with chapters devoted to the Moon, the Solar System, the stars and deep sky objects, illustrated with photographs and observational drawings made by talented amateur astronomers, as well as spectacular images returned by spacecraft or taken by large telescopes. The month-by-month guide to the constellations features maps showing the constellations on view each month from both northern and southern hemispheres, and is applicable to any year and any place on Earth.A complete set of star charts presents the whole sky in a series of maps that show stars down to magnitude 5.5. These maps are drawn with black stars on a white background, so that observers can pencil their own observations on to the charts. Opposite each map is a 'photo-realistic' image which shows how the same portion of the sky typically appears to the eye.Completing the book is an illustrated A-Z dictionary of astronomy, covering the planets, stars and galaxies, cosmology, amateur astronomy and professional observatories, space exploration, famous astronomers, scientific terms, theories and much more, and is illustrated with photographs, artworks and diagrams.Philip's Complete Guide to Stargazing is an invaluable reference source for astronomers of all levels.
Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide
By Robin Scagell
Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide provides the ideal introduction to the fascinating hobby of astronomy for the town dweller. These days, you don't have to live close to a city or town centre to suffer from the effects of light pollution. From your back garden or rooftop observing site, your night sky will be illuminated by light from the surrounding city or town. And while, like everyone else, you will have to contend with the vagaries of the weather, you will have the added problem of poor air quality. But despite these difficulties, there is still a host of celestial delights to be seen!In this book, author Robin Scagell shows that night-time lighting and the resultant brightening of the sky can be combated, and demonstrates how to make the best of poor conditions. Although the unaided eye may be able to pick out only a few hundred stars, binoculars or a small telescope will reveal many times that number. A little optical aid can also give you good views of every type of major astronomical object, including star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.For example, for those who want to develop their interest further, there are special filters that let through the light from distant nebulae while blocking out wavelengths infested by unwanted stray light from streetlights. And modern CCDs allow modest amateur telescopes to penetrate the urban sky glow and reveal sights that would have taxed the largest professional instruments only 30 years or so ago.Philip's The Urban Astronomy Guide will show you how to get the most out of almost any sky with whatever equipment you have, or even with none at all.
The Alternative Guide To Baby Names
By Cara Frost-Sharratt
Guarantee your kid stands out from the crowd with this vast selection of hip, edgy and occasionally outrageous baby names. The Alternative Guide to Baby Names goes beyond the pedestrian suggestions of the traditional baby name book, featuring boys' names like Draven, Legion, Skylar and Snake, and quirky girls' names such as Harper, Nori, Eyre and Effie. Taking inspiration from celebrities, fictional characters, the music industry and place names, this book will provide you with hundreds of ideas and hours of fun.
Giving your partner oral sex is one of the most intimate and pleasurable experiences you can offer. Not only does it make him feel extra special but the 'wow' factor of a perfectly executed blow job will strengthen and deepen your relationship, and elevate you to a sex goddess in his eyes! However there are bad blow jobs as well as good ones, and this informative book will show you the difference. Packed with hot tips and expert advice, 'Unzipped' includes exercises to precision-train your lips, mouth and tongue, sensual foreplay to get you both in the mood and sensational techniques to turn him on. And with ways for him to keep you happy while you work and an assortment of toys and tasty treats, he's not the only one who will be kept satisfied!
Your Baby's First Year
By Richard C. Woolfson, Anne Richley, Dr Lowri Kew
The first year is an exciting period of enormous change for your baby and a life-changing experience for new parents too. Produced in association with Practical Parenting magazine, this authoritative guide tells you what developments to expect month-by-month.Practical guidance, with step-by-step photography, shows you how to care for your new baby, taking you through all the basics, from handling and dressing to bathing and breastfeeding. The book includes helpful questions and answers and the reassuring real-life experiences of Practical Parenting readers.
By Helen Foster
It's a fact that eating carbs that score low on the glycaemic index (GI) will make you lose weight and gain energy. This book provides you with all the basic information you need to know about the glycaemic index, as well as an easy-to-follow diet plan, complete with delicious low GI recipes for each day of the week, which will help you stay fit and healthy without having to go hungry. With GI ratings for over 300 everyday foods to maximise your choices, GI Basics is all you need to get you started on a low GI diet.
By Dr Jane Gilbert, Jane Gilbert
Abandoning nappies is a major developmental milestone but toilet training cannot be forced or hurried, especially if a child is not ready. This book will help you decide the right time to begin and offers tried-and-tested practical suggestions for successful potty training. Typical problems such as late-starters, fear of the toilet, bedwetting and relapses are all covered, alongside expert tips, checklists and real-life anecdotes. Also included is a question and answer section addressing common concerns and how to avoid the ten most common mistakes that parents make.
Philip's Atlas of the Universe
This edition contains many new features, from explanations of dark matter and neutrinos to techniques of digital observing and photography. As well as giving an informative portrait of each element of the cosmos, the book provides superb star maps and sound advice on practical observing, making it an ideal choice for newcomers to astronomy.Sir Patrick's narrative is supremely clear, absorbing and entertaining, as he recounts the history of space exploration, describes the Solar System, stars and galaxies, and explains the latest theories on the origins of the Universe. The book is illustrated with hundreds of maps and diagrams, plus Sir Patrick's own selection of the best photographs from ground-based telescopes and the Hubble Space Telescope, along with spectacular images from nearly four decades of robotic exploration of the planets.Highlights of this new edition include an explanation of the extraordinary concepts that have shaken our picture of the Universe - dark matter and dark energy, as well as new strands of science that have emerged in recent years such as astrobiology and neutrino astronomy.An expanded practical section reflects the new era in amateur astronomy - affordable high-quality cameras and telescopes, computer control and image-processing have made astronomy accessible to millions of new enthusiasts.
By Jane Clarke
Yummy Baby! takes parents through all the stages of early life, from milk through weaning to feeding a toddler. Along the way it addresses parents' key concerns, including allergies, organic, E numbers, sugar and salt. Jane cuts through the myths by revealing what you do need to worry about and stressing what you don't. Yummy Baby! comprises chapters on milk, the nutritional principles of weaning, practical information on how to wean and solving everyday problems and illnesses with food. Jane includes 60 recipes for dishes that can be eaten as part of an adult meal as well as by babies and toddlers. And she shows parents how to cure everyday problems such as coughs and colds, an upset tummy or constipation, with food, making this the only food book that parents of babies and toddlers need!
Pilates for Pregnancy
By Jan Endacott
Keep healthy, toned and comfortable throughout your pregnancy with these safe and gentle exercises to suit your changing shape. Clear step-by-step instructions and gentle hints will take you through the basics and exercises for every stage. Also included are at-a-glance workouts, breathing techniques and an easy-to-follow postnatal exercise plan to help you regain your figure quickly after the birth.
Pilates for Men
By Alan Herdman
Although Pilates has recently become extremely popular, there are few books aimed specifically at men. This book teaches you how to get the most from Pilates by allowing you to structure and pace your own workout. As you progress you can choose from basic, intermediate and advanced workouts, and select exercises according to your sport to develop specific strength in different muscle groups. Pilates for Men also gives advice on how to improve your posture and to avoid aches and pains, and includes a lifestyle section to help you feel good, both mentally and spiritually.
Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets
By Sir Patrick Moore
Fully updated with the latest information from recent space probes, Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets provides all the information you need to study the night sky with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. It includes a detailed Moon map and a complete atlas of the constellations, and is suitable for observers in both the northern and southern hemispheres.A straightforward and comprehensive handbook, it opens with chapters on the Moon, the Sun, the planets, the stars and galaxies, as well as information on astrophotography, telescopes and an explanation of the apparent movement of the night sky.The second section of the book comprises a full set of constellation maps, showing all stars visible to the naked eye as well as the brighter nebulae and galaxies. Each map is accompanied by a description of that constellation, pointing the observer to the most interesting stars and deep-sky objects in that area of the sky. Tables give the co-ordinates, magnitudes and distances of the brightest stars in each constellation.The book concludes with a comprehensive glossary, and timelines of astronomy and space exploration.Philip's Guide to Stars and Planets is a dependable, accurate and attractive source for all amateur astronomers.