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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 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 Road Atlas France

    FRANCE'S MOST DETAILED ROAD MAPPINGPhilip's Navigator - now the UK's top road atlas brand offers you France Everything you'll need for driving in France Completely updated and revised for 2018 - The last word in maps of France - 520 pages of super-clear road maps- Scale of France maps: 3 miles to 1 inch = 1:200,000- Practical A4+ format with spiral binding- 18 pages of route planning maps covering all of Europe- Essential Autoroute mapping - 20 pages which show all the facilities available at all motorway service areas- 41 indexed town-centre maps, with approach and city-centre maps- Use QR codes to download additional town maps and tourist information- Mapping by French experts Michelin - including recommended scenic routes- 72-page index with a map of the departments Philip's Navigator France - the ultimate in French mapping. In this brand-new atlas, published for 2018, you will have France at your fingertips. First, there is the superb quality of the maps themselves - over 350 pages covering all of France at an ideal scale of 1:200,000 (3 miles to the inch) - giving you an ideal balance between clarity and detail.Philip's Navigator France comes in a highly practical spiral-binding in an A4+ format. You'll wonder how you ever managed to navigate France without it.
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    Philip's Ireland Road Map

    Philip's Ireland Road Map shows the whole of Ireland at a scale of 9 miles to 1 inch (1 cm on the map = 5.5 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index of place names, plus detailed town plans of Belfast, Cork, Derry/Londonderry and Dublin, with tourist information clearly marked.The map has been specially prepared for touring, picking out major routes and destinations in bold colours for easy journey planning and route-finding, and is a convenient size for use in a vehicle.The digital mapping gives excellent clarity, showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. High-quality travel information includes a wealth of useful detail marking car ferries, national parks, historic houses and gardens, museums, cathedrals, castles, ancient monuments, theme parks, and many other places of interest.A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.
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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 London and M25 Navigator Road Map

    This new edition of Philip's London and M25 Navigator Road Map features ultra-large-scale and detailed up-to-date Navigator mapping, ranging from Chatham in the east to Maidenhead in the west, and from Hemel Hempstead in the north to Gatwick Airport in the south.The map contains highly detailed coverage at 1.5 miles to 1 inch of the region's road network, from motorways to minor country lanes and rural tracks - and even major footpaths - and every junction, roundabout and slip-road is shown in detail.There is much other detail, including hundreds of individually named farms, houses and hamlets. Also shown are airports, airfields, stations, ferries, canals, marinas and an abundance of places of interest.Opening out to 680 x 1200mm, Philip's London and M25 Navigator Road Map has a comprehensive index and includes an indexed street plan of central London.Philip's London and M25 Navigator Road Map is designed for both professional and leisure users. For professionals, the wealth of detail makes activities such as regional planning and delivery driving far easier. Also, the map is fully printed on one side (including the index) to allow hanging as a wall map. For leisure, the wealth of detail greatly eases the navigation of both main roads and byways, and increases the pleasure of touring by opening up new possibilities.
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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    Philip's Scotland Road Map

    This new edition double-sided Philip's Scotland Road Map is designed for long-distance driving, and is a convenient size for opening out on a table or in a vehicle.Included in this edition are speed camera sites with corresponding speed limits.Scotland is shown at 1:330,000 (5.25 miles to 1 inch), an ideal scale for long-distance driving, with major routes and destinations picked out in bold colours. Town-centre plans are provided for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.For holiday planning, the map highlights scenic routes and shows car ferry routes, along with camp sites, national parks and many other places of interest.
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    Philip's Italy Road Map

    Philip's Italy Road Map shows the whole of the country, including Sicily and Sardinia, at a standard scale of 1:1M (1 cm on the map = 10 km on the ground). The map includes a comprehensive index, plus detailed town plans of Milan, Naples, Rome and Turin, with tourist information clearly marked.The double-sided map has been specially prepared for long-distance travel, picking out major routes and destinations in bold colours for easy journey planning and route-finding, and is a convenient size for use in a vehicle.The digital mapping gives excellent clarity, showing road networks in exceptional detail for this scale. High-quality travel information includes a wealth of useful detail marking car ferries, national parks, ski resorts, beaches, cathedrals, castles, ancient monuments, and many other places of interest.A comprehensive index includes all towns and villages shown on the map.
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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 World Atlas

    With 96 pages of authoritative world maps, a comprehensive index, 69 city maps, and a thematic section providing information on topics covered in geography, humanities and economics courses, Philip's World Atlas is recommended for students as well as for general home reference.The 96 pages of physical and political maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms.The 32-page introductory section - 'The World in Focus' - covers key geographical themes such as the Earth's position in the Solar System, the structure of the Earth, climate and weather, the environment, population, resources, economics and international organizations.The 48-page 'World Cities' section provides urban-area and city-centre maps marking tourist sites for 69 of the world's most important cities, backed up by a comprehensive index. Full-page satellite images for 9 of the cities featured complete this section.The 35,000-name index includes geographical features as well as towns and cities, with both letter-figure grid references and latitude and longitude co-ordinates.
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    Philip's World Atlas

    With 96 pages of authoritative world maps, a comprehensive index, 69 city maps, and a thematic section providing information on topics covered in geography, humanities and economics courses, Philip's World Atlas is recommended for students as well as for general home reference.The 96 pages of physical and political maps give a balanced coverage of the world at well-chosen scales. The hill-shading on the physical maps provides an exceptionally vivid portrayal of landforms.The 32-page introductory section - 'The World in Focus' - covers key geographical themes such as the Earth's position in the Solar System, the structure of the Earth, climate and weather, the environment, population, resources, economics and international organizations.The 48-page 'World Cities' section provides urban-area and city-centre maps marking tourist sites for 69 of the world's most important cities, backed up by a comprehensive index. Full-page satellite images for 9 of the cities featured complete this section.The 35,000-name index includes geographical features as well as towns and cities, with both letter-figure grid references and latitude and longitude co-ordinates.
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    Philip's Moon Observer's Guide

    By Peter Grego
    Authors:
    Peter Grego
    Philip's Moon Observer's Guide is a practical guide for Moonwatchers, suitable for both beginners and more experienced observers. Peter Grego, a well-known Moon expert, shares his enthusiasm and expertise in this informative book.Features on the Moon are best seen when they are close to the day-night line, known as the terminator. At the heart of Philip's Moon Observer's Guide is a day-by-day lunar observing diary based on the progress of the terminator. Using detailed sections of Moon map for each day, the author explains when to look for which features, enabling you to plan your own lunar explorations.Colourful diagrams, stunning close-up images and straightforward text explain the origin and appearance of the different types of surface feature. Eclipses are always eagerly followed by astronomers, and the author explains the best way to observe and record these fascinating events.Philip's Moon Observer's Guide is divided into seven chapters:Lunar geology and the Moon's featuresThe Moon in spaceThe lunar observer's equipmentMoonwatchingRecording your observationsEclipses and occultationsThe space-age MoonPhilip's Moon Observer's Guide also includes a glossary of terms as well as details of a number of astronomical societies and groups, together with useful Internet resources.
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