From dramatic lunar eclipses to brilliant comets, the night sky fascinates people. Brimming with beautiful color photos, this book walks you through everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment of astronomy, from choosing a telescope to identifying constellations and planets. Whether you're a student, hobbyist, or lifelong stargazer, you can turn to this book for practical guidance on observing stars, planets, moons, and galaxies; tracking meteors, comets, and eclipses; choosing tools for viewing; and photographing the skies. Helpful star maps, charts, and timetables bring the sky to life!
A visual learner's guide to creating beautiful, functional websites without writing a line of code Adobe Muse allows graphic and visual designers to leverage the skills they already have in graphic design programs such as Adobe InDesign to create engaging, visually stunning websites without needing to write code. Veteran web designers as well as those new to website creation will learn to outline what a site needs and who it serves, as well as all about generating a look and feel, implementing the design as a working page, testing functionality, taking the site live, and keeping it going. Adobe Muse empowers graphic designers to create spectacular, functional websites without coding, and this visual guide makes it fast and easy to learn Muse Covers planning the site, designing the page layout, converting the layout to a website, adding multimedia content, and publishing a site Presented in the highly acclaimed Visual step-by-step format that breaks big topics into bite-sized modules and shows exactly what to expect at every step A companion website provides materials for experimentation to help you plan and develop your site Adobe Muse provides graphic and visual designers with the flexibility they have longed for as they design websites; this full-color book helps visual learners master Adobe Muse quickly and easily.
See what to do and how to do it in this visual guide to Photoshop Elements 10 If you want practical coverage of the most important features of Photoshop Elements 10, this book is for you. Packed with step-by-step instructions illustrated with full-color screen shots, this book clearly shows you how to do tasks, rather than using lengthy explanations. Even better, the book includes an associated website with all the images in the book available for download, so you can get hands-on practice as you go. It's an efficient, easy-to-follow way to get up to speed on the latest and best that Photoshop Elements 10 has to offer. A visual guide to Photoshop Elements 10, perfect for visual learners Helps you build your skills through clear, step-by-step instruction and ample, full-color illustrations Covers important new features such as importing photos from digital cameras and scanners, retouching and repairing damaged photos, enhancing digital images, perfecting group shots with Photomerge, and editing images for posting on the web Also covers using the sharpness interface to correct blurry images, exploring the Curves tool to adjust contract and brightness, and organizing images with auto-stacking Get the very most out of Photoshop Elements 10 with Teach Yourself VISUALLY Photoshop Elements 10.
For programmers, Web developers and power users who want to take their knowledge of Visual J++ to the next level. This book covers the creation of Web applets and fully functional applications that interface with a database. The CD includes scripting and author source code.
THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy. With Astronomy Demystified, you ease into the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum. THIS UNIQUE, SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS: * Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses * A 100-question final exam for self-assessment * Tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes * Discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at “invisible wavelengths” * An easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, Astronomy Demystified is your short cut to understanding the heavens.
This book stems from the proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Colloquium 105. Every facet of the teaching of astronomy is explored by the contributors. Courses, training and teaching techniques form a large sector of the book. Practical information on computers, textbooks and astronomical equipment is given, linking in with chapters on student projects and teaching techniques. The philosophical aspects and the history of astronomy are described in a chapter entitled astronomy and culture. Popularisation of astronomy is discussed including the role of planetariums and the contribution of amateur astronomers. This comprehensive and well illustrated book offers a unique overview of international teaching technology and expertise that will serve as a lasting guide to astronomers involved in education.
Hirshfeld's Astronomy Activity and Laboratory Manual is a collection of twenty classroom-based exercises that provide an active-learning approach to mastering and comprehending key elements of astronomy. Used as a stand-alone activity book, or as a supplement to any mainstream astronomy text, this manual provides a broad, historical approach to the field through a narrative conveying how astronomers gradually assembled their comprehensive picture of the cosmos over time. Each activity has been carefully designed to be implemented in classrooms of any size, and require no specialized equipment beyond a pencil, straightedge, and calculator. The necessary mathematical background is introduced on an as-needed basis for every activity and is accessible for most undergraduate students. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.