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Dark Sky Island

Dark Sky Island

A chilling mystery set on the Channel Islands

  • Author: Lara Dearman
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1409170438
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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'A brooding, complex mystery' CAZ FREAR 'A deeply atmospheric and gripping thriller with a wonderful sense of place' ROZ WATKINS There's a killer on the island - and someone knows who... When human bones are found in a remote bay in the Channel Islands, DCI Michael Gilbert is plunged into an investigation to find out who they belong to. The remains are decades old - but after another body is discovered, the police realise they could be dealing with a serial killer. Journalist Jennifer Dorey is desperate for answers, driven by a secret of her own - but it soon becomes clear that nobody on the island is quite what they seem. Will anyone tell the truth before it's too late? Or will the killer on the island strike again...? A gripping thriller, perfect for fans of Ann Cleeves and Peter May.

Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

Astronomy Adventures and Vacations

How to Get the Most Out of Astronomy in Your Leisure Time

  • Author: Timothy Treadwell
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319500023
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 262
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This astronomy travel guide examines the many wonderful opportunities for experiencing the observing hobby. Amateur astronomy is often consigned to observing from home or from a local park, yet it can be much more. Tim Treadwell explores all the possibilities of astronomical and space-related activities that are available on day trips and longer vacations. These activities range from observatory visits and other simple ways to build an astronomy event into a holiday, to full blown specialized astronomy travel. Many trips give the opportunity to visit some of the world’s famous attractions. On most vacations it can be a matter of just taking a day (or night) out of your schedule to fit in an astronomy event, but larger, dedicated pilgrimages are also possible. How to make the most of astronomy potential on a holiday, whether observing on the beach in Hawaii with the Telescope Guy or visiting Star City in Russia, is covered in detail. Go to a star party, explore the national parks or see the northern lights! There are a wide variety of activities for all budgets described in this book.

Human Factors in Lighting, Third Edition

Human Factors in Lighting, Third Edition

  • Author: Peter Robert Boyce
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439874883
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 703
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The availability of electric lighting has changed the lives of people the world over, yet as a major user of electricity it has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. This scrutiny has focused largely on the environmental consequences, with little consideration of the benefits of lighting. Human Factors in Lighting, Third Edition restores some balance to the discussion by examining the ways in which people interact with lighting. These interactions influence the ability to perform visual tasks; the perception of people, objects, and spaces; human comfort and behavior; as well as human health and safety. It is only by understanding how to use light to achieve these ends that lighting can be provided effectively and efficiently to the benefit of all. See What’s New in the Third Edition: New chapters on the non-image-forming system, lighting for pedestrians, light pollution, and lighting and electricity use Revision of all other chapters to update them to take into account the advances that have been made in our understanding of the effects of light on people over the last decade Integration of the combined effects of light via the visual and non-image-forming systems on performance and perception The book covers both the visual and the non-visual effects of light on people as well as the benefits of lighting and the costs it imposes on the environment. It details the consequences of exposure to lighting or lighting technology and the role of exposure to light on such basic functions of the body as circadian rhythms. The author combines information from many different sources and integrates them into a coherent overview of lighting practice that can be used to develop better lighting solutions at a lower environmental cost.

Seeing in the Dark

Seeing in the Dark

Pastoral Perspectives on Suffering from the Christian Spiritual Tradition

  • Author: Christopher Chapman
  • Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
  • ISBN: 1848252595
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 182
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Life is joyful, beautiful and a rich blessing, but also difficult, painful and mysterious. This profound and practical book looks at how the Christian spiritual tradition has tried to understand the part suffering plays within human growth and our experience of God. Suffering can ask questions of us and impel us to live for what is really important - it can also diminish us and stunt our growth. What makes the difference? This book helps all engaged in pastoral care or spiritual direction explore that question for themselves and with others. From Julian of Norwich gazing at Christ entering the depths of our difficulty, to the terrors of the 'dark night of the soul' experienced by St John of the Cross, to the poets George Herbert and Gerard Manley Hopkins who, like Jacob, wrestled with God, this rich book helps us see that even in a desolate and trackless wasteland, we are in the company of pilgrims across time and can glimpse a hidden Promised Land. Through these different windows we are encouraged not to cling to suffering, nor to flee from its threat, but to discover within it the work of a resourceful, creative and compassionate God.

Sky Island

Sky Island

  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • ISBN: 0486174298
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 300
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A magic umbrella transports three travelers to an astral kingdom where they encounter bizarre inhabitants and face many adventures. A captivating tale for children of all ages. 86 black-and-white illustrations; 12 in full-color.

Sky Island: Being the Further Exciting Adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after Their Visit to the Sea Fairies

Sky Island: Being the Further Exciting Adventures of Trot and Cap'n Bill after Their Visit to the Sea Fairies

  • Author: L. Frank Baum
  • Publisher: Library of Alexandria
  • ISBN: 1465513191
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Page: 287
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Button-Bright's adventures begin when he finds a magic umbrella that will carry him anywhere in the world.

Dark Sky

Dark Sky

  • Author: Odeta Willow
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1469132192
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 516
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On March 10th, when Athena paid a study visit in Turkey, Sakarya University, after the morning conference she sent the last message to Sanny: "Happy birthday. Let the magic combination of three colour your existence and space. " He continued on calling her, but she had no wish to answer the calls. She was so grateful to him for all the perception of the world he helped her to experience. She loved him so much for this shake, conversion, awakening. No malice towards him she ever felt. Even pain in her heart seemed to have such a value and spirit. She just blessed him for finding her... That he donated a little time to her. That he shared. Gave her this suffering. That he raised her and led. Holding her hands tight like babys... It was 23rd March, the day, when Sanny wrote his first message on that dating site. It was the same next years March 23rd when Athena said goodbye to Sanny... But only mentally she got apart from him, never in her heart. She hoped them to meet in some deeper space some time... Book also has a Lithuanian version.

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skies

A New Approach to Observing Deep Space

  • Author: Antony Cooke
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9781852339012
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 180
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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.

Dark Sky (Three Ways to Win/Authors at Sea, Book 1)

Dark Sky (Three Ways to Win/Authors at Sea, Book 1)

  • Author: Carla Neggers
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 1472046056
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Deputy U.S. Marshal Juliet Longstreet has made her share of enemies, and now one of them is out of prison and threatening to kill her. Her mission: find him first.

ON Nature

ON Nature

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Natural history
  • Page: N.A
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