Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Author: Lonely Planet Publications

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781788687041

Category: Nature

Page: 404

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Discover the best stargazing destinations with Lonely Planet’s Dark Skies, the world’s first guide to astrotourism. This comprehensive companion includes guides to 35 dark-sky parks, where to see the aurora, total solar eclipses, how to view rocket launches and the lowdown on commercial space flight.

Dark Skies

Dark Skies

Author: Tiffany Francis-Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472964571

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Darkness has shaped the lives of humans for millennia, and in Dark Skies, Tiffany Francis travels around Britain and Europe to learn more about nocturnal landscapes and humanity's connection to the night sky. For a year, Tiffany travels through different nightscapes across the UK and beyond. She experiences 24-hour daylight while swimming in the Gulf of Finland and visits Norway to witness the Northern Lights and speak to people who live in darkness for three months each year. She hikes through the haunted yew forests of Kingley Vale and embarks on a nocturnal sail down the River Dart. As she travels, Tiffany explores how our relationship with darkness and the night sky has changed over time. In this personal and beautifully written nature memoir, Tiffany Francis investigates how our experiences of the night-time world have permeated our history, folklore, science, geography, art and literature.

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

Author: Antony Cooke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846281495

Category: Science

Page: 180

View: 630

Provide the reader with everything he needs to know about what to observe, and using some of today’s state-of-the-art technique and commercial equipment, how to get superb views of faint and distant astronomical objects. Only guide to live observation of deep space, utilizing modern image enhancement techniques (image intensifiers and CCD video monitors) Detailed information supplied on the image intensifiers and CCD video monitors Explains how to select and prepare sites for live viewing.

NightShade Forensic FBI Files: Under Dark Skies

NightShade Forensic FBI Files: Under Dark Skies

Author: A.J. Scudiere

Publisher: Griffyn Ink

ISBN: 9781937996376

Category: Fiction

Page: 378

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NightShade Forensic FBI Files: Book 1 In NightShade nothing is as it seems . . . Eleri Eames didn’t think she’d ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her. When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth? Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade’s mysteries aren’t coincidence. Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them. Winner: Beverly Hills Book Awards for New Fiction 2015 Contains elements of: Supernatural fiction, Supernatural thriller, Werewolves, Shifters, Witch, Werewolf, Shifter, Witch, Supernatural, Supernatural books, Paranormal suspense, FBI, Supernatural detective, Police procedural, FBI suspense, FBI series, FBI thriller, Body farm, Bones, X-Files, Forensics, Forensic fiction, Forensic suspense, CSI, Forensic science, Medical thriller, Occult, Cult, Terrorist cell, Terrorist threat, Kidnapping, Conspiracy, Murder, Government conspiracy, Missing bones, Firestarter, Psychokinesis, Telekinesis, FBI agents, Quantico, FBI training, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Supernatural, Missing sister, New Orleans, Voodoo, Hudu, Hoodoo, Vudu, Spells, Magic, Powers, Superpowers, Secret city, Secret town, High IQ, Genius, Crime, Mermaids, Selkie, Caribbean, Missing, AWOL, Serial killer, Psychological thriller, Medical thriller, African American, East Indian For fans of: Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Michael Crichton, Harlen Coben, Michael Connelly, Patricia Cornwell, Andrew Mayne, C. M. Sutton, Kendra Elliot, Lisa Gardner, Patricia Gibney, Blake Pierce, Tami Hoag, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Steig Larssen, Lisa Regan, Rachel Amphlett, Jane Gorman, Linda Castillo, Catherin Coulter , John Altman, J. T. Elliot, C. J. Ryan, Melissa F Miller, Karen Harper, Mark Olshaker, Carla Neggers, Nina Laurin, Laura Griffin, Jefferson Bass, Robin Burcell, Alafair Burke, Rachel Caine, C. J. Carmichael, Tess Gerritsen, Allison Brennan, Lisa Jackson, Karin Slaughter, Tom Piccirilli, A. G. Riddle, Ian C. P. Irving, Ninie Hammon, Eric Rickstad, Eric Greyson, Mark Gimenez, Joseph A. Turkot, Jeff Lindsay

Terror Television

Terror Television

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604169

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 685

View: 455

Although horror shows on television are popular in the 1990s thanks to the success of Chris Carter’s The X-Files, such has not always been the case. Creators Rod Serling, Dan Curtis, William Castle, Quinn Martin, John Newland, George Romero, Stephen King, David Lynch, Wes Craven, Sam Raimi, Aaron Spelling and others have toiled to bring the horror genre to American living rooms for years. This large-scale reference book documents an entire genre, from the dawn of modern horror television with the watershed Serling anthology, Night Gallery (1970), a show lensed in color and featuring more graphic makeup and violence than ever before seen on the tube, through more than 30 programs, including those of the 1998-1999 season. Complete histories, critical reception, episode guides, cast, crew and guest star information, as well as series reviews are included, along with footnotes, a lengthy bibliography and an in-depth index. From Kolchak: The Night Stalker to Millennium, from The Evil Touch to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twin Peaks, Terror Television is a detailed reference guide to three decades of frightening television programs, both memorable and obscure.

The World at Night

The World at Night

Author: Babak Tafreshi

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781319147

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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See the full beauty of our night sky revealed as never before in over 200 photographs from around the world. Bringing together the images of over 40 photographers across 25 countries, be astounded by the lights of the night sky in some of the darkest places on earth; discover the beauty of galaxies, planets, and stars; view great celestial events; and see some of the world’s most important landmarks against the backdrop of an incredible nightscape. Babak Tafreshi, founder of the international organization The World at Night, has curated the images in this collection—many of them previously unseen—to reveal the true splendor of the sky at night. A specialist guide to night-sky photography will help you capture your own gorgeous images of the heavens. Commentary on the science, astronomy, and photography accompany stunning images organized by theme: Symbols of all nations and religions embraced by one sky of endless beauties UNESCO World Heritage Sites at night The Universe revealed through constellations, sky motions, atmospheric phenomenon, Aurora, and other wonders Images highlighting the beauty of dark skies away from light-polluted urban areas Celestial events, from great comets to spectacular eclipses Astro-tourism destinations, like ancient astronomical monuments and modern observatories

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture

Author: Charissa N. Terranova

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317419518

Category: Architecture

Page: 546

View: 610

The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture collects thirty essays from a transdisciplinary array of experts on biology in art and architecture. The book presents a diversity of hybrid art-and-science thinking, revealing how science and culture are interwoven. The book situates bioart and bioarchitecture within an expanded field of biology in art, architecture, and design. It proposes an emergent field of biocreativity and outlines its historical and theoretical foundations from the perspective of artists, architects, designers, scientists, historians, and theoreticians. Includes over 150 black and white images.

Light Pollution: The Global View

Light Pollution: The Global View

Author: H.E Schwarz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401701259

Category: Science

Page: 306

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The effects of light pollution on flora, fauna -including humans and their widely varying night-time activities- are often subtle and need extensive field studies to be quantified in a sensible manner. Some of the highlights were: The presentation of the 1st world atlas of artificial night sky brightness (Cinzano et al.); the article by the International Darksky Association on their world-wide efforts to curb light pollution (Alvarez del Castillo et al.); the laws controlling light pollution implemented in Spain (Diaz et al.) and Chile (Sanhueza et al.), an overview of the work on radio frequency protection of sites (Cohen et al.) and the excellent introduction to the topic from the Chilean point of view (Daud). Related topics in the book are light pollution education, aircraft contrails, space advertising (with an added document provided by the relevant UN commission), and an experiment on involving the population of an entire country in measuring sky brightness, by using the internet and the media. The text is aimed at professionals from a wide range of disciplines related to lighting and its effects on the night-time environment in the broadest sense of the word. Lay persons interested in this emerging multi-disciplinary field can also find much of interest in this book.

Finding a Million-Star Hotel

Finding a Million-Star Hotel

Author: Bob Mizon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319338552

Category: Science

Page: 322

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Bob Mizon, one of the world’s best known campaigners against the veil of light pollution that has taken away the starry sky from most of the world’s population, takes readers to a hundred places in the UK and the USA where the wonders of the night sky might still be enjoyed in perfect or near-perfect night skies. Visiting small hotels and simple campsites, and savoring vast dark-sky reserves where the night sky is actively protected, The Million-Star Hotel celebrates the black skies of yesteryear – which may become a reality for more and more of us as modern technology reins in lighting and puts it only where needed. How can you prepare for your stay beneath the stars? What astronomy can you do during the daytime? What kind of equipment will you need? Questions such as these are answered, and if town dwellers return inspired – and, Bob hopes, also inspired to look with fresh eyes at their own local lighting – there is enough information here for them to equip themselves for some urban astronomy too.