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Turn Right At Orion

Author: Mitchell Begelman

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Science

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Turn Right at Orion is the account of an epic astronomical journey, discovered sixty million years in Earth's future-the product of one man's amazing, revelatory, and occasionally perilous space odyssey. Astrophysicist Mitchell Begelman takes the reader to far distant shores, across a vast ocean of time, in a narrative style that zips along at just below light speed. We travel to the center of the Milky Way, witness the births and deaths of stars and of planets, and almost perish in the crushing forces at the perimeter of a black hole-and all the while Begelman explains in clear and vibrant prose how things work the way they do in the cosmos. Turn Right at Orion is a serious science book that reads like fiction.

Turn Left at Orion

A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope - and How to Find Them

Author: Guy Consolmagno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Science

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A guidebook for beginning amateur astronomers, Turn Left at Orion provides all the information you need to observe the Moon, the planets and a whole host of celestial objects. Large format diagrams show these objects exactly as they appear in a small telescope and for each object there is information on the current state of our astronomical knowledge. Revised and updated, this new edition contains a chapter describing spectacular deep sky objects visible from the southern hemisphere, and tips on observing the upcoming transits of Venus. It also includes a discussion of Dobsonian telescopes, with hints on using personal computers and the internet as aids for planning an observing session. Unlike many guides to the night sky, this book is specifically written for observers using small telescopes. Clear and easy-to-use, this fascinating book will appeal to skywatchers of all ages and backgrounds. No previous knowledge of astronomy is needed.

Deep Sky

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The Orion Parallel

Author: Glenn Goddard

Publisher: iUniverse

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Category: Fiction

Page: 404

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Two men of similar backgrounds disappear from their normal environments as the result of individual encounters with an uncertain energy source. They resurface months later to select and put a family into a test situation designed by the energy beings. The family selected sets off on a sailing trip to Baja California. The two men put the family and their boat into a parallel universe where they have to contend with things out of normal. They face their fears and thoughts while contending with the strange events. The two men then discover they may also be a part of the test when they are seemingly abandoned by the energy beings. They conclude that with their own arrival in the situation that they have done a wrong. They decide to join with the family to attempt to right the wrong that has been committed and restore matters to their original state. Glenn Goddard is an experienced offshore sailor who works and lives in Sacramento, California.

The Reader's Adviser

Author: Marion Sader

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

Seeing Pittsburgh

Author: Barringer Fifield

Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr

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Category: Travel

Page: 288

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"Fifield brings Pittsburgh's rich history alive in this new guidebook of 12 walking and driving tours. Fifield's grasp of history is complemented by his understanding of architecture. His book is an essential companion for visitors as well as residents who want to understand their city better. Highly recommended". Library Journal

The Lion's Gate

On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

Author: Steven Pressfield

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: History

Page: 448

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“A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and into the hearts and souls of soldiers winning a spectacularly improbable victory against daunting odds.” —General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, ret.; author of My Share of the Task June 5, 1967. The nineteen-year-old state of Israel is surrounded by enemies who want nothing less than her utter extinction. The Soviet-equipped Egyptian Army has massed a thousand tanks on the nation’s southern border. Syrian heavy guns are shelling her from the north. To the east, Jordan and Iraq are moving mechanized brigades and fighter squadrons into position to attack. Egypt’s President Nasser has declared that the Arab force’s objective is “the destruction of Israel.” The rest of the world turns a blind eye to the new nation’s desperate peril. June 10, 1967. The Arab armies have been routed, ground divisions wiped out, air forces totally destroyed. Israel’s citizen-soldiers have seized the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula from Egypt, the Golan Heights from Syria, East Jerusalem and the West Bank from Jordan. The land under Israeli control has tripled. Her charismatic defense minister, Moshe Dayan, has entered the Lion’s Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem to stand with the paratroopers who have liberated Judaism’s holiest site—the Western Wall, part of the ruins of Solomon’s temple, which has not been in Jewish hands for nineteen hundred years. It is one of the most unlikely and astonishing military victories in history. Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with veterans of the war—fighter and helicopter pilots, tank commanders and Recon soldiers, paratroopers, as well as women soldiers, wives, and others—bestselling author Steven Pressfield tells the story of the Six Day War as you’ve never experienced it before: in the voices of the young men and women who battled not only for their lives but for the survival of a Jewish state, and for the dreams of their ancestors. By turns inspiring, thrilling, and heartbreaking, The Lion’s Gate is both a true tale of military courage under fire and a journey into the heart of what it means to fight for one’s people.

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