2017 Guide to the Night Sky
Paperback ISBN: 1770857796
On August 21, 2017, North Americans will have the opportunity to witness a momentous sky event. A total eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses the United States. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow will begin in the northern Pacific and cross the USA from west to east from Oregon to South Carolina. The Moon's penumbral shadow will produce a partial eclipse visible from most of North America. In fact, the 2017 full eclipse is such an important sky event that sky watchers in Europe are already planning trips to view it. 2017 Guide to the Night Sky provides all of the information needed to view this exciting eclipse and track its path. The time zones and transit of the eclipse will be noted inside the book's jacket for quick and easy reference. The night sky makes for exciting viewing any time of the year, and 2017 Guide to the Night Sky is the ideal guide to help amateur astronomers find their way for the entire 12 months. With monthly charts and other diagrams set for a latitude of 40 degrees North, it shows how the visible stars change from month to month and includes the many sky events that occur throughout the year. It is highly practical for beginning sky gazers because the objects and events may be observed with the naked eye, or nothing more complicated than a pair of binoculars. The month-by-month guides include sky activity charts and moon calendars; meteors (with dates of showers, including hourly rate of radiants); the Planets; ecliptic charts; diagrams of interesting events; plus sky and constellation maps throughout. An appendix includes a full glossary; the Greek Alphabet; the constellation genitives, abbreviations and English names; a table of common asterisms; further information; recommended astronomy journals, societies, institutions and organizations; software, and internet sources. Especially useful for beginning sky watchers, this guide will be fully updated to 2017. Its small and light format makes it the ideal portable reference for backyard astronomers.
2018 Guide to the Night Sky
A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above North America
Paperback ISBN: 1770859160
The ideal resource for beginning sky watchers in 2018. The night sky is always an amazing sight but it's a thrill when you can locate stars or catch sight of a meteor. With 2018 Guide to the Night Sky, amateur astronomers can view the sky over the course of the year and not miss a thing. It is also a compact and comprehensive introduction to astronomy. Using the Guide's charts and maps and following the text, sky watchers can enjoy viewing the night sky with nothing more complicated than a pair of binoculars or the naked eye. With its maps, centered on latitude 40 degrees North, 2018 Guide to the Night Sky will help backyard astronomers in the United States and Canada see how the visible stars change over the year, and ensure that they catch the exciting sky events that occur. In addition to the month-by-month guides, the Guide includes an introduction to the planets, sky and constellation maps, moon and meteor calendars, and ecliptic charts. An appendix includes a glossary, the Greek alphabet, the constellation genitives, common asterisms, software and internet sources, and much more. The small and light format makes this book the ideal portable reference. 2018 Guide to the Night Sky is a fabulous introduction for new astronomers. It helps them enjoy the thrill of seeing one-time sky events, follow the changes in the night sky and learn about the Milky Way and its resident stars. The background and technical information will serve beginning astronomers well as they develop their skills for a lifetime of sky watching.
Hardcover ISBN: 160991144x
Are you ready for something Absolutely Absurd? The tenth book in Ripley’s wildly successful Curioddities series offers more than 1,200 incredible stories of the hard to believe, the hard to swallow, and the hard to miss! From Romeo, a Bengal cat who rides a skateboard, to musician Oz Bayldon’s super-cool gig at the 21,825-foot summit of Mera Peak in the Himalayas, you won’t believe the jaw-dropping facts, stories, and photos contained in every one of this book’s 384 full-color pages. From cover to cover, Absolutely Absurd! is filled to the brim with Ripley’s fun for all ages. Welcome to Ripley’s world of the Absolutely Absurd! This brand-new installment in the bestselling Curioddities series features even more of the amazing stories, astounding full-color photos, and incredible facts Ripley’s is famous for. Is pop culture your thing? Discover Lord of the Rings fan Jeremy Telford’s very own Hobbit Hole—which he built out of 2,600 balloons! Love animals? Meet Buddy, the five legged and five-pawed dog! From food to sports and everything in between, you’ll find something to amaze and astound you on every one of this book’s 384 pages. A must-have for Ripley fans and perfect for reluctant readers of all ages, you won’t believe what you’ll find in Absolutely Absurd!
Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor For Piano % Orchestra, Op. 37
Music Minus One Piano
Paperback ISBN: 1596150890
Little need be said about this wonderful concerto, which shows Beethoven in thorough command of the idiom. Striking passages, its trademark opening theme in octaves, and a marvelous orchestration create an indispensable part of every pianist's library, and this new MMO digital recording features Milena Mollova, world-renowned Beethoven interpreter. This deluxe edition includes a second compact disc containing a slow-tempo version of the accompaniment to help you as you learn the concerto. Includes a printed music score on high-quality ivory paper; and a digital stereo compact disc, voluminously indexed for your convenience, containing a complete version with soloist, followed by a second performance of the orchestral accompaniment, minus you, the soloist; and a second compact disc containing a full-speed recording of the complete version of the concerto, followed by a -17% slow-tempo version of the accompaniment for practice purposes. Performed by Milena Mollova, piano. Accompaniment: Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Nayden Todorov.
The Best Plays Theater Yearbook 2007-2008
Hardcover ISBN: 0879103663
Continuing a tradition that dates back to 1920, this beloved annual honors 10 new plays and musicals and three regional plays cited in the Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Awards and Citations competition. As always, The Best Plays Theater Yearbook includes a comprehensive collection of facts and figures about the year in United States theatre. The Best Plays of 2007-2008 were chosen from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway productions of new plays that opened between June 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008. Individual essays celebrate each work. The plays are: Adding Machine, by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt; August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts; The Farnsworth Invention, by Aaron Sorkin; Dividing the Estate, by Horton Foote; Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl; 100 Saints You Should Know, by Kate Fodor; The Receptionist, by Adam Bock; Rock 'n' Roll, by Tom Stoppard; The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson; Yellow Face, by David Henry Hwang. SPECIAL CITATION: Peter and Jerry, by Edward Albee.