The Story of the Stars, Planets, and Constellations, and how You Can Find Them in the Sky

Author: Michael Driscoll

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781579123666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 93

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Children eight and up will enjoy this conversational but information-packed introduction to astronomy and stargazing, which includes the achievements of the great scientists, the history of space exploration, the story of our solar system, the myths behind the constellations, and how to navigate the night sky. Whimsical color illustrations on every page and handy definitions and sidebars help engage younger readers and develop their interest. The special star wheel helps locate stars and planets from any location at any time of year. This is the third in Black Dog & Leventhal's successful series including The Story of the Orchestra and A Child's Introduction to Poetry.
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The Air, Earth, and Sea Around Us- Plus Experiments, Projects, and Activities YOU Can Do to Help Our Planet!

Author: Michael Driscoll,Dennis Driscoll

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781579124298

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Discusses a variety of environmental sciences topics, including global warming, food chains, and desertification, along with a collection of experiments and conservation activities.
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Author: H. A. Rey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547342578

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 7712

Containing star charts, a guide to the constellations, and details about seasons and the movement of the objects we see in the sky, this classic book makes H. A. Rey’s passion for astronomy evident on every page. New updates concentrate on the planetary and solar system information in the latter part of the book. Facts and figures for each planet have been revised, and new scientific information has been added, such as Pluto’s reclassification as a dwarf planet. There's also a brand-new online resource that allows readers to track the positions of the planets in the night sky till the year 2100!
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Author: Bruce LaFontaine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486426488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6474

Large, double-page illustrations introduce stargazers of all ages to 22 major constellations, among them Aquarius, the water bearer; Orion, the hunter; Gemini, the twins; as well as Canis Major, Taurus, and Leo. Accompanying text relates mythological story behind each constellation's name and identifies its principal stars.
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Author: Christopher Forest

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1429660074

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 638

"Describes various constellations, including the myths surrounding them and how to locate them in the night sky"--Provided by publisher.
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Author: Ann Love,Heather Collins,Jane Drake

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1553371283

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 8594

Introduces methods for observing the sky at night, the moon, the stars, constellations for each season, and the planets, recounts legends about the sky and the stars from many traditions, and suggests skywatching activities.
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How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders Without a Telescope

Author: Bob King

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 1624143113

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 8130

Understand and Enjoy the Wonders of the Stars with Fun Activities for the Whole Family Gain a deeper appreciation of the universe and our place in it with Night Sky with the Naked Eye. Learn how to spot the International Space Station, follow the moon through its phases, forecast an aurora and watch a meteor shower along with traditional night sky activities such as identifying the bright planets, stars and constellations. Fun activities embrace modern technology with the best apps and websites that make it easy for anyone to observe the greatest spectacles of the sky without a telescope or other expensive equipment. An expert in his field, Bob King teaches night sky courses and makes cosmic mysteries practical and accessible for skywatchers new and old. Understand what makes stars twinkle and where meteors come from in this complete guide to the heavens. Unique illustrations and stunning photos help the reader understand the concepts presented. Tips on how to photograph satellites, eclipses and the aurora are also included. Unravel the secrets of the universe while deepening your appreciation of its beauty through this clear and concise guide.
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An Astronomy Story

Author: Karl Beckstrand

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 131012809X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5683

2014 UP Author Award for cover design. A picture book about the night sky--Bright Star, Night Star activities include finding constellations, planets, the moon, sun, and other heavenly bodies. It comes with rich illustrations by Spanish illustrator Luis F. Sanz to aid vocabulary comprehension (ages 4 - 9), online SECRETS, and American Indian characters. Expose your child to the starry skies, Monument Valley, and a little space science. Also an ebook: Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (worldwide rights, Feb. 2014, SEE inside, hard or soft cover) Premiobooks.com, Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Bn.com/NOOK, EBSCO, Follett Library Resources/Title Wave, Ingram, Kindle/Amazon.com, Mackin, Overdrive, Quality Books, iTunes/Kobo/Sony, and select retailers. Perfect bound 8.5"x8.5", 30-pages, about 400 words by Karl Beckstrand (Also by Beckstrand & Sanz: Why Juan Can't Sleep: A Mystery?) ISBN hard: 978-0985398880, ISBN soft: 978-0615856155 (ebook ISBN: 978-1310128097), LCCN: 2013913403, JNF051040, JUV011040, JUV036000, JUV010000, JUV020000, JUV054000
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Exploring the World Through Nature, Imagination, and Play

Author: Sarah Olmsted

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590309707

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 222

View: 2607

A treasury of crafts and activities celebrates the wonders and adventures of childhood with options designed to enhance a child's interactions with the world, suggesting a range of imaginary play and exploration games, including several outdoor ideas. Original.
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A Glow-in-the-Dark Guide to Prominent Stars and Constellations South of the Equator

Author: James Kavanagh,Waterford Press

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583551684

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 2186

The Southern Night Sky provides a simplified field reference to familiar stars and constellations. A durable folding guide format is great for use in the field, and allows any level of nature explorer to recognize and easily identify the most common constellations. This guide features glow in the dark constellations (flashlight illuminates the star charts).
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Author: Nick Hunter

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 1432975226

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8420

"This book explores the sun as our nearest star, different types of stars and constellations. It covers what stars are, where they come from, what makes them shine, what people thought of them in the past, and how we study stars today. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing stars. Beautiful photographs and simple text help to engage readers and aid their understanding"--Provided by publisher.
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Author: Clint Hatchett

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780394891132

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 1402

Star maps of the constellations with accompanying pictures of the characters and creatures the ancients imagined in the star groups and a brief story on each. The constellations glow in the dark.
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Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 162712506X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4139

Alchemy is an idea based on superstition and philosophical global traditions spanning hundreds of years. Alchemists made medicines and pharmaceuticals from the earth’s materials and purified objects through philosophy, magic, and spirituality. Chemistry is based on the material principles of mixed bodies, and spans all natural or physical sciences in its practices. This book on alchemy and chemistry shows the scientific method at work and proves and disproves the subjects at hand. It explores a branch of modern science or a major scientific milestone, comparing and contrasting it with an older idea that has been proved wrong or fails to meet the strict and studied standards of science.
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A Family Guide to the Night Sky

Author: Adam Ford

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611802830

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 2469

First published in East Sussex, UK, by Ivy Press, 2015.
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An Amateur Astronomer's Guide to the Ancient Greek and Roman Legends

Author: David E. Falkner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461401377

Category: Science

Page: 238

View: 3524

The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.
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An Everyday Guide to Every Night

Author: Jamie Jobb,Linda Bennett

Publisher: Little Brown

ISBN: 9780316465526

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 127

View: 2723

An introductory stargazing manual including information and projects on the zodiac, moon, time, solar system, and finding directions and location using the stars.
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A Book of Animal Constellations

Author: Jacqueline Mitton,Christina Balit

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259350

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6036

Shows and describes the animal constellations, including Canis Major and Scorpius the Scorpion, and provides information about some of the more unusual stars that make up the constellations. Reprint.
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The Greek Myths Behind the Constellations

Author: Tom Kindley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908714329

Category:

Page: 32

View: 5589

The myths behind 12 key constellations are depicted in a bold, graphic-novel style with fold out pages and star maps.
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Your First Guide to the Night Sky

Author: Ken Croswell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781563977572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4377

Presents black holes, star colors, the lifecycle of a star, and other star concepts, including a different constellation to look at for each month of the year.
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