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Ask Tom Why: Tom Skilling on meteorology, weather and natural disasters

by Tom Skilling

Ask Tom Why is a collection of articles originally written by Tom Skilling for his Chicago Tribune column of the same name. Skilling, who is WGN-TV's chief meteorologist, answers questions covering all topics...

The Night Sky, Updated and Expanded Edition: Soul and Cosmos: The Physics and Metaphysics of the Stars and Planets

by Richard Grossinger & Bernadette Mayer

Ever since Homo sapiens first looked up at the stars, we as a species have been looking for meaning in the mysteries of the night sky. Over the millennia, as our knowledge, science, and technology developed,...

Sunrise, Sunset: 52 Weeks of Awe and Gratitude

by Kim Weiss

The same vista. Never the same sun.

Much like life, the stage changes even when our vantage point doesn't. And so it is with the rising and setting sun, no two are ever the same.

Every picture tells another...

How to Gaze at the Southern Stars

by Richard Hall

From the Southern Cross to the mysterious dark companions of the Dog Stars, the constellations in this guide will help readers see the night sky in a whole new way, allowing them to enjoy the vast beauty of...

The Natural Navigator: A Watchful Explorer's Guide to a Nearly Forgotten Skill

by Tristan Gooley

Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. A windswept tree, the depth of a puddle, or a trill of birdsong could point the way home-and, for the alert traveler, they...

Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

by Alan Hirshfeld

A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age

Capturing the Stars: Astrophotography by the Masters

by Robert Gendler & Neil deGrasse Tyson

To gaze at the stars is one thing; to capture that gaze in photographs is something else, a tantalizing scientific art that many attempt and few master.  That rare mastery is on full display in this beautiful...

Night Sky: A Falcon Field Guide [tm]

by Nicholas Nigro

Night Sky: A Falcon Field Guide covers both summer and winter constellations, planets, and stars found in the northern hemisphere. Conveniently sized to fit in a pocket and featuring detailed photographs, this...

Philip's Guide to the Night Sky: A guided tour of the stars and constellations

by Patrick Moore

Find your way around the night sky with this handy guide to stargazing for the complete novice. In Philip's Guide to the Night Sky, Sir Patrick Moore explains how to find the most famous constellations and the...

The Sky Observer's Guide

by R. Newton Mayall, Margaret Mayall, Jerome Wyckoff & John Polgreen

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Filled with practical information for the amateur astronomer, this Sky Observer's Golden Guide explains:

-How to select and use binoculars and telescopes

-How to best...

Night Sky

by Mark R. Chartrand, Helmut K. Wimmer & Helmut Wimmer

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Don't miss the best meteor shower of the year. Discover the figure of the boy, "Jack," on the moon. Quickly locate favorite constellations such as the Big and Little...


by Robert H. Baker, Herbert S. Zim, James Gordon Irving & Mark R. Chartrand

This eBook is best viewed on a color device.

Enjoy the wonders of the heavens and understand more fully what you see. This Stars Golden Guide shows you how with 150 full-color illustrations, including:


50 Ideas You Really Need to Know: Universe

by Joanne Baker

From dwarf planets to dark energy; and from the Big Bang to the death of stars, this book is the perfect introduction to the cutting-edge science that is shaping our understanding of our place in the Universe...

The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

by Paul Bogard

The "terrific ... moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking" book (Publishers Weekly) that will open your eyes to the night.

A brilliantly starry night is one of nature's most thrilling wonders....


by Dan Parry

'It didn't matter that they were now three miles beyond their target site, that communications were dropping out and that they were running low on fuel. All that mattered to Neil as he searched for a safe spot...

Destination Space

by Kenny Kemp

Award-winning writer and journalist Kenny Kemp goes in search of the paying passengers who will make history on the first commercial flight into space. They will be able to experience weightlessness, witness...

A Down to Earth Guide to the Cosmos

by Mark Thompson

To the beginner, the star-filled night sky can seem mysterious and unfathomable. But with this book as a guide the awesome nature of the Cosmos is brought down to Earth.

Over the course of twelve chapters Mark...

The Natural Navigator: The Rediscovered Art of Letting Nature Be Your Guide

by Tristan Gooley

Before GPS, before the compass, and even before cartography, humankind was navigating. Now this singular guide helps us rediscover what our ancestors long understood-that a windswept tree, the depth of a puddle,...

Moods of the Ohio Moons

by Merrill C. Gilfillan

For almost thirty years, Merrill Gilfillan has written outdoor columns devoted primarily to describing and creating moods about the world of nature. These columns are informed by a rural background and field...

The Lost Art of Reading Nature's Signs: Use Outdoor Clues to Find Your Way, Predict the Weather, Locate Water, Track Animals-and Other Forgotten Skill

by Tristan Gooley

Gooley’s more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book, The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance...