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

By 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 features12 month-by-month Night Sky Maps for year-round stargazingMonthly Calendar of moon phases and special events in 2018Planet Watch: the best viewing days for planets in 2018Dark Sky Map of the UK - find the darkest skiesPlus: 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.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Shropshire and Telford

    - The only atlas with all the named streets in Shropshire. - 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.BRIDGNORTH, LUDLOW, MARKET DRAYTON, NEWPORT, OSWESTRY, SHREWSBURY, TELFORD, WELLINGTON, WHITCHURCH Albrighton, Alveley, Baschurch, Bayston Hill, Bewdley, Bishop's Castle, Broseley, Chirk/Waun, Church Stretton, Cleobury Mortimor, Craven Arms, Dawley, Donnington, Edgmond, Ellesmere, Gobowen, Knighton/Tref-y-Clawdd, Madeley, Much Wenlock, Oakengates, Pentre, Pontesbury, Prees, Shawbury, Shifnal, Tenbury Wells, Trefonen, Welshpool, Wem, Weston Rhyn, Whittington, Worfield, Wrexham.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Shropshire 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 scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with larger-scale maps at 3.5 inches to 1 mile for the more populated northern part of the county (including Shrewsbury and Telford) and larger town centres in the south. 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 Shropshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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  • Philip's Street Atlas Oxfordshire 5ED Spiral (New Edition)

    - The only atlas with all the named streets in Oxfordshire. - 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.ABINGDON-ON-THAMES, BANBURY, BICESTER, DIDCOT, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD, THAME, WITNEY, Adderbury, Benson, Burford, Carterton, Caversham, Chalgrove, Charlbury, Chinnor, Chipping Norton, Cholsey, Cowley, Cumnor, Eynsham, Faringdon, Goring, Grove, Headington, Highworth, Kennington, Lechlade-on-Thames, Middleton Cheney, Pangbourne, Sonning Common, Stokenchurch, Wallingford, Wantage, Wargrave, Watlington, Wheatley, Woodstock, Wootton.This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Oxfordshire 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. Oxford city centre is shown at 7 inches to 1 mile. 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 Oxfordshire is suitable for both business and leisure use.
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    Philip's Navigator Scotland

    Philip's Navigator Scotland - The best-selling atlas of Scotland'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 survey- Fully updated mapping at 1.5 miles to 1 inch = 1:100,000 (3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000 for Northern Scotland) - No other road atlas of Scotland offers this level of detail and clarity- 15-page 'best places to visit' section, including sights and walks- Practical A4 format with spiral binding- 13 indexed town-centre maps- Exceptional road detail, from motorways to country lanes, with every junction, roundabout and slip-road shown- Thousands of individually named farms, houses and hamlets Philip's Navigator Scotland is part of the Navigator brand, the UK's best-selling road atlases. The Navigator maps provide highly detailed coverage of the Scotland's road network, including minor country lanes and rural tracks. Most of the Central Lowlands and Scottish Borders are shown at the unique Navigator scale of 1.5 miles to 1 inch, Northern Scotland at 3 miles to 1 inch. Navigator Scotland offers so much more than road maps: hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets, airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas, tourist information centres, and a wide range of places of interest. The atlas has a comprehensive index and includes indexed town plans of major regional centres. The front of the atlas contains a 15-page guide to regional leisure facilities and listings of a wide variety of activities from abseiling to yachting. The atlas is ideal for touring with its large scale and wealth of travel information. The exceptional detail also makes the atlas ideal for local business use.
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  • Motorist's Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Great for planning and driving long journeys or short hopsPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motoristsCompletely updated and revised for 2018-"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-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 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 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 Motorist's Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 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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  • Essential Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    The perfect atlas for the frequent driverPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists Completely updated and revised for 2018 -"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car? -160 pages of fully updated road maps at 3 miles to 1 inch-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance-32 town and city plans-8 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland Philip's Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the practical mid-sized, spiral-bound 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 Essential Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 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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  • Complete Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Everything you'll need for the road to plan a safe and stress-free journey. Completely updated and revised for 2018.-"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car?-160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance-14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the top-of-the-range, spiral-bound 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 Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 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 an expanded section of 88 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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  • Big Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Great for planning and driving long journeys or short hopsPhilip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists Completely updated and revised for 2018 -"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-Main scale of maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000-Plan your route in advance - 6-page extra-large-scale route-planning section-64 fully indexed town and city plans-16 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland Philip's Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the large-format, spiral-bound 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 Big Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 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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  • Complete Road Atlas Britain & Ireland 2018

    Perfect as a gift - the Philip's deluxe hardback atlas. Philip's: Britain's clearest maps for motorists. Completely updated and revised for 2018. -"Good balance between detail and quality...excellent town maps" What Car? -160 pages of fully updated super-clear road maps -Main scale of maps: 3 miles to I inch = 1:200,000 -10 pages of detailed route-planning maps - plan your route in advance -88 indexed town-centre maps -14 pages of city approach maps with named arterial roads -2-page road map of Ireland. The luxury leather-look hardback binding of Philip's Complete Road Atlas of Britian and Ireland makes it the perfect gift for every special occasion. Philip's Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 is the deluxe hardback 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 Complete Road Atlas Britain and Ireland 2018 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. 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 an expanded section of 88 extra-detailed and fully indexed town and city plans.
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    Complete Road Atlas Europe 2018

    Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas rangeThe 300 greatest sights of Europe, plus Europe country-by-country special features'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring AssistNew for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examplesPhilip's Complete Road Atlas of Europe 2018 has:- Every country in Europe- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- Three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas- Practical A4 format - easy to use in the car- 50 Town and city plans- 31 Urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- 23-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Driving regulations country-by-country- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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    Multiscale Europe 2018

    Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas range'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring AssistSpecial feature for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examples Philip's Multiscale Road Atlas of Europe 2018 has:- Every country in Europe- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- Three supplementary scales from 1:250,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser area- Practical A4 format and spiral binding - easy to use in the car- 50 Town and city plans- 31 Urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- 23-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Driving regulations country-by-country- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexed In fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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    Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format

    The new Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format provides over 3000 road names as well as numbers. It also includes a massive selection of 100 indexed town-centre maps, detailed approach maps to 12 major urban areas, plus route-planning maps, a distance table, and a fully comprehensive 43,000-name index.The main road maps are at 1.7 miles to 1 inch (northern Scotland at smaller scales) and are extra clear and detailed, showing even the smallest roads and lanes that are omitted from other atlases. Every roundabout, junction and slip-road is shown in detail on main roads and motorways. In country areas, thousands of individual houses and farms are marked, along with footpaths and tracks. The alpha-numeric grid is based on the National Grid, so that the atlas can be used with GPS systems. In addition, every street in Britain is located on the maps.Over 8000 tourist attractions and places of interest are shown and named on the maps, including national parks, nature reserves, RSPB reserves, TWT reserves, houses and gardens, beaches, marinas, canals, county showgrounds, CCC camping and caravan sites, shopping villages, World Heritage Sites, long-distance footpaths, sporting venues, park and rides, and ferries.The new Philip's Navigator Britain Easy-Use Format features unrivalled town and country detail, and is ideal for planning cycle routes as well as for motoring.
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    Big Road Atlas Europe 2018

    Philip's: the UK's best-selling Europe Atlas range'The clearest and most detailed maps of Europe' David Williams MBE, CEO Gem Motoring AssistSpecial feature for 2018 'Driving Abroad - a cautionary tale' with dashcam examplesPhilip's Big Road Atlas of Europe 2018 has:- Every country in Europe- Main scale super-clear 1:750,000 (12 miles to 1 inch)- Three supplementary scales from 1:200,000 to 1:3M - helps navigation in denser areas- Practical A3 format and spiral binding - more mapping to the page- 50 Town and city plans- 31 Urban area maps- Scenic routes highlighted- 16-page route planning map section with 1,200 miles to a page- Driving regulations country-by-country- Ski resorts feature- Distance chart- Fully indexedIn fact, everything you need for your trip to Europe.
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    Philip's Germany and Netherlands Road Map

    Philip's Germany and Netherlands Road Map is designed for long-distance driving, and is a convenient size for opening out on a table or in a vehicle.Germany and the Netherlands are shown at 10 km to 1 cm (16 miles to 1 inch), an ideal scale for long-distance driving, with major routes and destinations picked out in bold colours. Toll and pre-pay motorways are clearly shown, along with restricted and unrestricted motorway junctions, service areas and rest areas.Town plans are provided for Amsterdam, Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart.For holiday planning, the map highlights scenic routes and shows car ferry routes, along with ancient monuments, beaches, castles, cathedrals, national parks, ski resorts, theme parks, world heritage sites, and many other places of interest.
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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 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 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 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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