The Resource First Magnitude : A Book of the Bright Sky

First Magnitude : A Book of the Bright Sky

Label
First Magnitude : A Book of the Bright Sky
Title
First Magnitude
Title remainder
A Book of the Bright Sky
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"First Magnitude" is an entry-level book for readers with brightly lit skies. Its purpose is to show them that all is not lost, that they can still enjoy personal astronomy and have an appreciation of the heavens no matter where they live. It concentrates on the Sun, Moon, the five bright planets, and on the 23 brightest stars, which are visible from just about anywhere. The book concludes with bright ephemeral phenomena: meteors, comets, and exploding stars. The concept is a platform for introducing the reader to the wonders of the nighttime and daytime skies and serves as an introduction to general astronomy
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
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Kaler, James B
LC call number
QB61 -- .K35 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Astronomy
  • Constellations
  • Planets
  • Stars
Label
First Magnitude : A Book of the Bright Sky
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1109710
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One The Warming Sun -- First, What Is It? -- And Then, Where Is It? -- Other Places -- Seasonings -- Time -- Days and Years -- Action! -- Under the Rainbow -- Chapter Two The Changing Moon -- Earth First -- By Contrast... -- Devastation -- Origins -- And of Earth? -- Where and When: the Phase Cycle -- Back and Front -- Some Oddities Involving the Full Moon -- Calendar Issues -- Seasons of the Moon -- Tidal Waters -- Dueling Months -- Rings and Things -- Shadows -- Shades of the Moon -- Taming the Occult -- Chapter Three Wandering Planets -- Instant Recognition -- Looking for Venus and Mercury? -- Of Jupiter and Saturn -- And Then There's Mars -- What Did the Ancients Make of All This? -- Movements Made Simple -- Visitations -- Follow the Rules -- "Eclipses" -- Eccentricity -- The Real Thing -- Mercury -- Venus -- Mars -- Jupiter and Saturn -- Uranus and Neptune -- Pluto -- Chapter Four Sparkling Stars: An Entr'acte -- Number -- The Constellations -- Star Names -- A Galaxy of Stars -- Stars -- Really Big Stars -- Chapter Five Bright Star -- Arcturus (Alpha Boötis) -- Spica (Alpha Virginis) -- Antares (Alpha Scorpii) -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) -- Altair (Alpha Aquilae) -- Deneb (Alpha Cygni) -- Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini) -- Achernar (Alpha Eridani) -- Capella (Alpha Aurigae) -- Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) -- Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) -- Rigel (Beta Orionis) -- Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) -- Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris) -- Canopus (Alpha Carinae) -- Castor (Alpha Geminorum) with a Little Help from Pollux -- Pollux (Beta Geminorum) -- Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris) -- Regulus (Alpha Leonis) -- Acrux (Alpha Crucis) with a Preview of Mimosa (Beta Crucis) -- Mimosa (Beta Crucis) -- Hadar (Beta Centauri) with Alpha Not Far Behind -- And Finally Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri) -- Chapter Six The Sky is Falling
  • Failed Planet -- Arrival -- On the Ground -- Hard on the Ground or You Don't Want To Be Anywhere Around -- Frozen Leftovers -- Comet Return, Route 1 -- Comet Cocktail -- Comet Return, Route 2 -- Great Comets -- Collision -- Comet Flakes -- Hot Showers -- Chapter Seven Once and Future Star -- Nova -- And Here They Are -- Supernova -- The Crab Walks at Midnight -- Double Down -- Eruption -- Rare As They Come But Oh What a Sight One Would Be -- "First Magnitude" -- Index -- Introduction Bright Lights
Control code
EBC1109710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814417433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1109710
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1109710
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10640606
  • (CaONFJC)MIL421257
  • (OCoLC)826853978
Label
First Magnitude : A Book of the Bright Sky
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=1109710
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CONTENTS -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One The Warming Sun -- First, What Is It? -- And Then, Where Is It? -- Other Places -- Seasonings -- Time -- Days and Years -- Action! -- Under the Rainbow -- Chapter Two The Changing Moon -- Earth First -- By Contrast... -- Devastation -- Origins -- And of Earth? -- Where and When: the Phase Cycle -- Back and Front -- Some Oddities Involving the Full Moon -- Calendar Issues -- Seasons of the Moon -- Tidal Waters -- Dueling Months -- Rings and Things -- Shadows -- Shades of the Moon -- Taming the Occult -- Chapter Three Wandering Planets -- Instant Recognition -- Looking for Venus and Mercury? -- Of Jupiter and Saturn -- And Then There's Mars -- What Did the Ancients Make of All This? -- Movements Made Simple -- Visitations -- Follow the Rules -- "Eclipses" -- Eccentricity -- The Real Thing -- Mercury -- Venus -- Mars -- Jupiter and Saturn -- Uranus and Neptune -- Pluto -- Chapter Four Sparkling Stars: An Entr'acte -- Number -- The Constellations -- Star Names -- A Galaxy of Stars -- Stars -- Really Big Stars -- Chapter Five Bright Star -- Arcturus (Alpha Boötis) -- Spica (Alpha Virginis) -- Antares (Alpha Scorpii) -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) -- Altair (Alpha Aquilae) -- Deneb (Alpha Cygni) -- Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis Austrini) -- Achernar (Alpha Eridani) -- Capella (Alpha Aurigae) -- Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) -- Betelgeuse (Alpha Orionis) -- Rigel (Beta Orionis) -- Sirius (Alpha Canis Majoris) -- Adhara (Epsilon Canis Majoris) -- Canopus (Alpha Carinae) -- Castor (Alpha Geminorum) with a Little Help from Pollux -- Pollux (Beta Geminorum) -- Procyon (Alpha Canis Minoris) -- Regulus (Alpha Leonis) -- Acrux (Alpha Crucis) with a Preview of Mimosa (Beta Crucis) -- Mimosa (Beta Crucis) -- Hadar (Beta Centauri) with Alpha Not Far Behind -- And Finally Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri) -- Chapter Six The Sky is Falling
  • Failed Planet -- Arrival -- On the Ground -- Hard on the Ground or You Don't Want To Be Anywhere Around -- Frozen Leftovers -- Comet Return, Route 1 -- Comet Cocktail -- Comet Return, Route 2 -- Great Comets -- Collision -- Comet Flakes -- Hot Showers -- Chapter Seven Once and Future Star -- Nova -- And Here They Are -- Supernova -- The Crab Walks at Midnight -- Double Down -- Eruption -- Rare As They Come But Oh What a Sight One Would Be -- "First Magnitude" -- Index -- Introduction Bright Lights
Control code
EBC1109710
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (252 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789814417433
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1109710
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1109710
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10640606
  • (CaONFJC)MIL421257
  • (OCoLC)826853978

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