Fire in the Sky

Author: Dan Bortolotti,Yuichi Takasaka

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554076819

Category: Science

Page: 143

View: 738


"Auroras: Fire in the Sky is filled with depictions of one of nature's greatest spectacles, from gorgeous full-color images by Yuichi Takasaka and remarkable NASA photographs to early renderings by polar explorers and European artists."--Jacket.

The Basics of Magnetism

Author: Christopher Cooper

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147777761X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5009


Page after page, this title proves that the power of attraction is undeniable. Readers move beyond a simple fascination with the power of magnets to a clear understanding of the science behind magnetics. Natural magnets, Earth's magnetic field, and the ties between electricity and magnetics are all featured, in addition to the creation and use of magnets in commercial and everyday applications. Information about the life and work of physicist Joseph Henry, a leading electromagnetics pioneer, and a timeline of important dates in the field are also included.

The physical universe

Author: Konrad Bates Krauskopf,Arthur Beiser

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies


Category: Science

Page: 760

View: 3033


This is an outstanding text with a long history that has been updated and given a fresh look, including worked examples pulled out of the text into numbered boxes. The text is now also accompanied by stronger media support with "CPS" eInstruction student response system questions, more extensive online quizzing, and PowerPoint lectures. Aimed at presenting the essentials of physics, chemistry, earth science, and astronomy in a clear, easy-to-understand way, The Physical Universe shows students how science works, how scientists approach problems, and why science constantly evolves in its search for understanding. The text can also be packaged with its long time companion student study guide, which includes a review of chapter terms and concepts; self quizzing for extra practice; and solved problems from the text. .

Index to Dance Periodicals 2001

The New York Public Library - Performing Arts Research Center

Author: GK Hall

Publisher: G. K. Hall

ISBN: 9780783896922

Category: Reference

Page: 345

View: 3095


The "Index to Dance Periodicals," prepared by the staff of the Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, indexes current periodical literature on dance and dance-related topics. This "Index" provides easy access for the scholar, student, performer and general interest researcher. From professional to artistic, from scholarly to popular, the articles represent a multitude of topics and issues illustrating the present diversity of the dance field, and are international in scope. Although most of the thousands of articles in each annual volume are in English, three foreign language periodicals have also been indexed. The "Index to Dance Periodicals" supplements the annual "Bibliographic Guide to Dance," which lists bibliographic citations to all forms of materials, including rare treatises and visual materials, cataloged each year by the Dance Division of New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The entire catalog of the Dance Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is cumulated each year in G.K. Hall's annual CD-ROM, "Dance on Disc," which contains more than 200,000 catalog entries, representing all forms of materials. Also, "Dance on Disc" now contains the Dance Division authority file of 165,996 standardized forms of proper names for people, dance companies, titles of choreographic works and subjects. The authority file includes cross-references, clarifying notes, and first performance information for staged choreographed works, including location, date, choreographer, other credits and dance company. Periodicals indexed include: "American Journal of Dance Therapy Attitude: The Dancers? Magazine BalletReview Ballett International/Tanz Aktuell [English edition] Ballett-Journal/Das Tanzarchiv Brolga: an Australian Journal about Dance Choreography and dance Contact Quarterly Current Biography Yearbook" (Occasionally indexed for articles pertinent to the dance field) "Dance Australia Dance Chronicle Dance Europe Dance International Dance Magazine Dance Research (London) Dance Research Journal Dance Teacher (Formerly Dance Teacher Now) Dance Theatre Journal Dancing Times Danser Skating Tanzdrama Magazine "

Storms from the Sun

The Emerging Science of Space Weather

Author: Michael J. Carlowicz,Ramon E. Lopez

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 0309089409

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 393


Space weather is all around us. And although there are no nightly news reports on the latest front moving through the heavens, we're rapidly developing the tools necessary to measure and observe trends in cosmic meteorology. But why does space weather matter to us? It doesn't affect whether we bring an umbrella to work or require us to monitor early school closings. It's far, far away and of little concern to us...right? March 13, 1989. The Department of Defense tracking system that keeps tabs on 8,000 objects orbiting Earth briefly loses track of 1,300 of them. In New Jersey a surge of extra current in the power lines fries a $10 million transformer. Shocks to a power station in Quebec leave 6 million people without electricity for nine hours. Residents of Florida, Mexico, and the Grand Cayman Islands see glowing curtains of light in the sky. All these bizarre and seemingly random events were caused by a series of solar explosions that launched bolts of electrified gas at the Earth. Trillions of watts of electricity had poured into the atmosphere--double the power-generating capacity of the entire United States. "Storms from the Sun explores the emerging science of space weather and traces its increasing impact on a society that has become dependent on space-based technologies. Authors Carlowicz and Lopez explain what space weather really means to us down here--and what it may mean for future explorations and colonization of distant worlds. By translating the latest findings of NASA and other top scientists into fascinating and accessible descriptions of the latest discoveries, we are privy to some of the most closely held secrets that the solar-terrestrial system has to offer.

Wonders of the Air

Author: Tamra Andrews

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591581055

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 6585


This second book in a 4 book series is intended for teachers to use with students in the intermediate and middle school grades. Its purpose is to look at natural phenomena of the air (rainbows, thunder, lightning, tornadoes etc) through the eyes of ancient myth and then to look at the actual modern day science that explains each myth, using the interdisciplinary style of teaching.

Pillars of Fire

Author: Laurice Elehwany Molinari

Publisher: Zonderkidz

ISBN: 0310735599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2275


AfterVero Leland discovered his true identity in book one, he must continue to maintain his life on earth as a regular 12-year-old kid, which is hard to do when you are really a fledgling, a guardian angel in training to become one of the fiercest of all angels. At any moment, he could be called to the Ether, the spiritual realm surrounding the earth, where he must face whatever trials come his way in angel school, aka C.A.N.D.L.E. (the Cathedral of Angels for Novice Development, Learning and Edification). In book two, part of Vero’s training involves the Angel Trials, a set of three challenges where he and his group of fellow fledglings compete with angels from other realms. But while he is competing in the Ether, back on earth his sister is in trouble. She has a new friend who is leading her down the wrong path. During the third trial, Vero realizes he must choose between saving his sister or winning his competition. But the attack on Clover is only a means to get to Vero, and he finds himself face-to-face with an evil even greater than what he experienced in the Bottomless Pit. Once again, he is tested beyond what any previous fledgling has endured, and how the battle ends will affect not only his grade in C.A.N.D.L.E., but also the fate of the world.