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Night Has A Thousand Eyes - Arthur Upgren

Night Has A Thousand Eyes

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780738203225
Number Of Pages: 320

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Do you sometimes wonder why the sky at dusk is filled with color, or how the moon controls the tides? Why do stars twinkle and planets don't? Filled with science and lore, with references to myths, legends, and "high" and popular culture, this "naked-eye" guide (no telescope required) demystifies the celestial in accessible, instructive, and entertaining prose.Upgren tells us why werewolves only come out at night and how to find Betelgeuse. He discusses twilight, the seasons and their causes, our solar system, light and darkness, weather, stars and latitude, the moon, light pollution, and the planets. "Night Has a Thousand Eyes" is the perfect resource for amateur astronomers and meteorologists of all ages who pause to enjoy sunsets and identify constellations on a starry night.

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. 1
The Starry Skiesp. 3
Getting Acquainted with the Changing Skyp. 5
In Praise of Twilightp. 11
The Big Dipper and the Constellations of the Northern Skyp. 19
The Summer Sky and the System of Stellar Magnitudesp. 31
The Summer Sky, Part 2p. 41
The Stars of Autumnp. 53
The Stars of Winterp. 61
The Stars of Winter, Part 2p. 75
The Stars of Springp. 79
The Southern Starsp. 87
The Wanderers -- Sun, Moon, Planetsp. 97
The Brightness of the Night Skyp. 99
The Downside of Lightp. 113
The Moonp. 117
Chiaroscurop. 139
The Planetsp. 147
The Outer Limitsp. 157
Calamity!p. 163
The Last Returnp. 171
The Seasonsp. 179
About Timep. 189
Ellipsep. 197
A Tale of Two Starsp. 201
What Ayla Sawp. 213
How Well Do We Know How Far They Really Are?p. 221
Motions, Then and Nowp. 227
The Age of Aquariusp. 241
Stonehenge and a Tower in Rhode Islandp. 251
New Life for Life on Other Worldsp. 265
Afterwordp. 273
The Brightest Starsp. 277
The Telescopep. 281
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 283
Acknowledgmentsp. 285
Indexp. 287
Name Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780738203225
ISBN-10: 073820322X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st June 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 14.94  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1