Spinning the Moon

  • Filename: spinning-the-moon.
  • ISBN: 9781101989517
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 640
  • Author: Karen White
  • Publisher: Penguin



Time and again, New York Times bestselling author Karen White has proven herself to be the "ultimate voice of women's fiction."* Now, you can revisit the beginning of her signature style in two of her earliest novels--completely revised and together in one volume for the first time. In the Shadow of the Moon When Laura Truitt first sees the dilapidated plantation house, she's overcome by a sense of familiarity. Inside, the owner claims to have been waiting for years and offers an old photograph of a woman with Laura's face. Soon afterwards, when a lunar eclipse inexplicably thrusts Laura back in time to Civil War Georgia, she finds herself fighting not just for her heart, but for her very survival... Whispers of Goodbye Alone and with nothing left to fear, Catherine deClaire Reed answers her sister's desperate plea and travels to the cold comfort of her home in Reconstruction Louisiana. But Elizabeth is nowhere to be found. No one--including her husband--has seen her for days. Now, Catherine must search for her sister in a place where secrets wait behind every closed door...

West of the Moon

  • Filename: west-of-the-moon.
  • ISBN: 9781613125069
  • Release Date: 2015-09-08
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Margi Preus
  • Publisher: Abrams



In West of the Moon, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being separated from her sister and sold to a cruel goat farmer, Astri makes a daring escape. She quickly retrieves her little sister, and, armed with a troll treasure, a book of spells and curses, and a possibly magic hairbrush, they set off for America. With a mysterious companion in tow and the malevolent “goatman” in pursuit, the girls head over the Norwegian mountains, through field and forest, and in and out of folktales and dreams as they steadily make their way east of the sun and west of the moon. Praise for West of the Moon FIVE STARRED REVIEWS "Like dun silk shot thought with gold, Preus interweaves the mesmerizing tale of Astri’s treacherous and harrowing mid-nineteenth-century emigration to America with bewitching tales of magic. A fascinating author’s note only adds to the wonder." --Booklist, starred review "Norwegian history, fiction and folklore intertwine seamlessly in this lively, fantastical adventure and moving coming-of-age story." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Enthralling and unflinching, this historical tale resonates with mythical undertones that will linger with readers after the final page is turned." --School Library Journal, starred review "Astri is like a girl out of a fairy tale, and the native folktales that Preus weaves through the narrative serve as guides, lessons, and inspiration for her." --Publishers Weekly, starred review "Several Norwegian folktales are seamlessly integrated into the fast-paced, lyrically narrated story, which features a protagonist as stalwart and fearless as any fairy-tale hero." --The Horn Book Magazine, starred review "It’s Astri’s voice, however, that is most appealing: her direct, no-nonsense narration has a sharp bite, yet it also reveals the vulnerable young girl who’s willing to continue to fight but is nonetheless exhausted by the weight of her struggle. The chapters have an episodic structure that makes this an ideal choice for readaloud or storytelling adaptations, while the mix of folklore, fact, and fantasy will please fans of Edith Patou’s East." --The Bulletin of The Center for Children’s Books

The Moon Spinners

  • Filename: the-moon-spinners.
  • ISBN: 9781444720495
  • Release Date: 2011-04-28
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Mary Stewart
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



While hiking through the beautiful, desolate hills of Crete, Nicola Ferris stumbles across the prone form of a critically injured man. His name is Mark, and he and his brother Colin are on the run after witnessing a murder. Nicola tends to Mark and insists on joining him in his search for his brother, who vanished after Mark was shot. But hidden in the hills are men who will do anything to make sure that Colin and Mark - and now Nicola - never leave Crete. Sometimes, when you're deep in countryside, you meet three girls, walking along the hill tracks in the dusk, spinning. They each have a spindle, and onto these they are spinning their wool, milk-white, like moonlight. Night after night, you can see the moon getting less and less, the ball of light waning, while it grows on the spindles of the maidens. Then at length, the moon is gone, and the world has darkness and rest, and the creatures of the hillsides are safe from the hunter... One of the best known of Mary Stewart's classic romantic thrillers, The Moon-Spinners is set in an extraordinarily well-realised - and incredibly romantic - Crete and features one of her most memorable love stories.

The Earth and the Moon

  • Filename: the-earth-and-the-moon.
  • ISBN: 9781438107271
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Linda T. Elkins-Tanton
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing



Compares the Earth equally with other planets to display the similarities and differences between the various orbiting bodies. This volume discusses the fundamental aspects of the Earth as a planet. It also covers the evolution of the moon in relation to the geological features of the Earth.

Observing the Moon

  • Filename: observing-the-moon.
  • ISBN: 9781447104834
  • Release Date: 2013-04-17
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Peter T. Wlasuk
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Why write another guide to observing the Moon? That was the question I was pondering as I began this project, having a fine collection of "classic" lunar guidebooks dating back to 1791 in my own library. As a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), member of the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences (AAS DPS), and member of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), I am fortunate to know many pro fessionallunar scientists who keep me up to date with developments in lunar scienc- contrary to public perception, lunar science has definitely not stagnated since the last Apollo, No. 17, left the surface of the Moon in December, 1972. I am also lucky to know many amateur lunar observers, who, like me, enjoy actually looking at the Moon with tele scopes and imaging it with a wide variety of devices ranging from regular 35 mm cameras to video recorders and CCD cameras. My friends who study the Moon, whether in their professions or just for fun, gave me several reasons for doing "another" lunar guidebook. First, the last lunar observer's guide of any length was published over ten years ago, and many reviewers noted that it was badly out of date even then.

Planetary Science

  • Filename: planetary-science.
  • ISBN: 075030815X
  • Release Date: 2002-04-01
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: George H. A. Cole
  • Publisher: CRC Press



There are many planetary systems other than our own, but it is only through a detailed understanding of the relatively accessible bodies in our solar system that a thorough appreciation of planetary science can be gained. This is particularly pertinent with the recent discovery of extra-solar planets and the desire to understand their formation and the prospect of life on other worlds. Planetary Science: The Science of Planets Around Stars focuses on the structure of planets and the stars they orbit and the interactions between them. The book is written in two parts, making it suitable for students at different levels and approaching planetary science from differing backgrounds. Twelve independent descriptive chapters reveal our solar system and the diverse bodies it contains, including satellites, planetary rings, asteroids, comets, meteorites, and interstellar dust. These chapters are accompanied by 42 detailed topics that discuss specialized subjects in a quantitative manner and will be essential reading for those in higher level courses. Coverage includes mineralogy, stellar formation and evolution, solar system dynamics, atmospheric physics, planetary interiors, thermodynamics, planetary astrophysics, and exobiology. Problems and answers are also included. Planetary Science: The Science of Planets Around Stars presents a complete overview of planetary science for students of physics, astronomy, astrophysics, earth sciences, and geophysics. Assuming no prior knowledge of astrophysics or geophysics, this book is suitable for students studying planetary science for the first time.

Spinning Sun Grinning Moon

  • Filename: spinning-sun-grinning-moon.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015034253990
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Max Evans
  • Publisher:



In this collection of seven of Max Evans's greatest novellas, there is always something new and wonderfully surprising. The book covers the entire range of the Southwest from its highest mountains to its lowest deserts and all the people, animals, and attitudes of this magical, mystical part of the earth. It is rich writing from a master, one of the great literary figures of our time.

What If

  • Filename: what-if.
  • ISBN: 9780544272996
  • Release Date: 2014-09-02
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Randall Munroe
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.

The Clementine Atlas of the Moon

  • Filename: the-clementine-atlas-of-the-moon.
  • ISBN: 9780521815284
  • Release Date: 2004-04-15
  • Number of pages: 316
  • Author: Ben Bussey
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



The highly successful Clementine mission to the Moon in 1994 gave scientists their first global look at the Moon, and both the near and far side were mapped. This atlas is based on the data collected by the Clementine mission. It covers the entire Moon in 144 Lunar Aeronautical Charts (LACs), and represents the most complete lunar nomenclature database in existence, listing virtually all named craters and other features. This is the first atlas to show the entire lunar surface in uniform scale and format. A section of color plates shows lunar composition and physical properties.

Gardens of the Moon

  • Filename: gardens-of-the-moon.
  • ISBN: 1429926589
  • Release Date: 2004-06-01
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: Steven Erikson
  • Publisher: Macmillan



The Malazan Empire simmers with discontent, bled dry by interminable warfare, bitter infighting and bloody confrontations with the formidable Anomander Rake and his Tiste Andii, ancient and implacable sorcerers. Even the imperial legions, long inured to the bloodshed, yearn for some respite. Yet Empress Laseen's rule remains absolute, enforced by her dread Claw assassins. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his squad of Bridgeburners, and for Tattersail, surviving cadre mage of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the many dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, yet holds out. It is to this ancient citadel that Laseen turns her predatory gaze. However, it would appear that the Empire is not alone in this great game. Sinister, shadowbound forces are gathering as the gods themselves prepare to play their hand... Conceived and written on a panoramic scale, Gardens of the Moon is epic fantasy of the highest order--an enthralling adventure by an outstanding new voice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Strawberry Moon

  • Filename: strawberry-moon.
  • ISBN: 9781554697243
  • Release Date: 2005-04-01
  • Number of pages: 96
  • Author: Becky Citra
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers



The year is 1838 and Ellie's grandmother has arrived all the way from England. Ellie is horrified to discover that the forbidding old woman intends to take her back to Britain to be raised properly. Ellie is determined that she will not go, but what can a nine-year-old girl do in the face of an adult with her mind made up?

How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with Your Digital Camera

  • Filename: how-to-photograph-the-moon-and-planets-with-your-digital-camera.
  • ISBN: 184628046X
  • Release Date: 2007-12-29
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Tony Buick
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Since the advent of astronomical CCD imaging it has been possible for amateurs to produce images of a quality that was attainable only by universities and professional observatories just a decade ago. However, astronomical CCD cameras are still very expensive, and technology has now progressed so that digital cameras – the kind you use on holiday – are more than capable of photographing the brighter astronomical objects, notably the Moon and major planets. Tony Buick has worked for two years on the techniques involved, and has written this illustrated step-by-step manual for anyone who has a telescope (of any size) and a digital camera. The color images he has produced – there are over 300 of them in the book – are of breathtaking quality. His book is more than a manual of techniques (including details of how to make a low-cost DIY camera mount) and examples; it also provides a concise photographic atlas of the whole of the nearside of the Moon – with every image made using a standard digital camera – and describes the various lunar features, including the sites of manned and robotic landings.

Bad Astronomy

  • Filename: bad-astronomy.
  • ISBN: 047142207X
  • Release Date: 2002-10-08
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Philip C. Plait
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

  • Filename: the-fleece-and-fiber-sourcebook.
  • ISBN: 9781603427111
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 438
  • Author: Deborah Robson
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing



Examines different animals and the unique characteristics of their fibers and discusses which type of yarn is ideal for projects, including baby garments and stadium blankets.

Celestial Mechanics

  • Filename: celestial-mechanics.
  • ISBN: 9780387685779
  • Release Date: 2007-06-24
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Alessandra Celletti
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



The aim of this book is to demonstrate to a wider audience, as well as to a more skilled audience, the many fascinating aspects of modern celestial mechanics. It sets out to do this without the use of mathematics. After giving the reader the technical tools needed for a basic understanding of the underlying physical phenomena (using only elementary mathematics), facts and figures are provided on historical events, modern discoveries and future applications. Contents are divided into major topics where the three "souls" of modern celestial mechanics (dynamical systems, Solar System and stellar systems, spaceflight dynamics) play a major role.

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