Out of the Blue

Author: John Naylor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521809252
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A 24-hour practical guide to skywatching.

Learning to Teach Science in the Secondary School

Author: Jenny Frost
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136981020
Format: PDF, ePub
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The third edition of this popular student textbook presents an up-to-date and comprehensive introduction to the process and practice of delivering science education in the secondary classroom.

Celestial Wonders in Reformation Germany

Author: Ken Kurihara
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317318730
Format: PDF, ePub
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Celestial phenomena were often harnessed for use by clerics in early modern Germany. Kurihara examines how and why interest in these events grew in this period, how the clergy exploited these beliefs and the role of sectarianism in Germany at this time.

Color and Light in Nature

Author: David K. Lynch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521775045
Format: PDF, Docs
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We live in a world of optical marvels - from the commonplace but beautiful rainbow, to the rare and eerie superior mirage. But how many of us really understand how a rainbow is formed, why the setting sun is red and flattened, or even why the sky at night is not absolutely black? This beautiful and informative guide provides clear explanations to all naturally occurring optical phenomena seen with the naked eye, including shadows, halos, water optics, mirages and a host of other spectacles. Separating myth from reality, it outlines the basic principles involved, and supports them with many figures and references. A wealth of rare and spectacular photographs, many in full color, illustrate the phenomena throughout. In this new edition of the highly-acclaimed guide to seeing, photographing and understanding nature's optical delights, the authors have added over 50 new images and provided new material on experiments you can try yourself.

Kaleidoscope Sky

Author: Tim Herd
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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A magical, illustrated tour of natures wondrous, almost supernatural skyscapes,Kaleidoscope Skyreveals the beautyand the sciencebehind Earths rarest, most unusual celestial phenomena. For millennia, the sky has provided a spectacular show with bright, quiet sunrises and fiery red sunsets, the wispy, whimsical patterns of clouds passing overhead, or the violent thrill of lightning flashing at night. InKaleidoscope Sky, author Tim Herd explains to the armchair voyager the conditions that produce these everyday phenomena, as well as rarer sights including auroras, halos, mirages, arcs, and even moonbows (nighttime rainbows often too faint to capture on film). Although the subject is complex, Herd provides a clear, accessible guided tour of the fleeting, ephemeral works of art that populate the heavens own natural museum. Herds non-technical treatment reveals his own appreciation for (and wonder at) the awesome and wonderful palette of the sky above us. In addition to shedding light upon the causes of these unusual spectacles, Herd provides tips on the best ways to predict, locate, and observe these phenomena.

The Haunted Observatory

Author: Richard Baum
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Astronomer Richard Baum discusses the quaint curiosities and spectral "ghosts" that led scientists astray and brought an air of mystery and wonder to the field.

La photographie de paysage

Author: Frédéric Lefebvre
Publisher: Pearson Education France
ISBN: 2744092924
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Photographier des paysages est un art, une technique difficile à maîtriser qui nécessite de l'expérience et une approche très particulière du sujet. En effet, les plus belles photos de paysages naturels ou urbains sont souvent créées, pensées à l'avance et non simplement " prises ". Une bonne maîtrise du matériel est certes nécessaire mais c'est la capacité d'être là au bon moment au bon endroit qui vous permettra de trouver les plus belles lumières et de saisir les paysages les plus étonnants et les plus spectaculaires. Dans ce guide, qui s'adresse au photographe débutant mais ambitieux et au photographe confirmé, Frédéric Lefebvre dévoile tout ce qu'il convient de savoir pour réussir ses photos de paysages : préparer son voyage, comprendre la lumière, choisir et utiliser son matériel sur le terrain, maîtriser l'art de la composition, gérer les conditions difficiles de prise de vue, mais aussi traiter ses images sur l'ordinateur, les diffuser et les faire connaître. Cet ouvrage, superbement illustré de près de 200 clichés, 150 schémas, cartes, fiches techniques ou illustrations et études de cas est conçu comme un outil pratique et pédagogique. Il guide le lecteur pas-à-pas à chaque étape de la création de ses images. Un ouvrage de référence sur la photographie de paysage, naturels ou urbains !