'Astronomy, as nothing else can do, teaches men humility.'Arthur C. Clarke, The Challenge of the SpaceshipFor thousands of years, the stars, planets, Moon and Sun were central to religious and superstitious beliefs. Astronomy has its origins in the context of these beliefs. From this starting point, scientific thinking emerged, as humans began to seek explanations for the existence of celestial bodies - explanations that did not rely on the supernatural. In the 17th century, the invention of the telescope marked a watershed, opening the heavens to scrutiny and revealing that the planets are other worlds. The wonders of space have multiplied ever since, puzzling and enthralling us. The Story of Astronomy charts our fascination with stars, from before Stonehenge to the search for exoplanets and extra-terrestrial life. This accessible, fascinating account of discoveries, from the times of Palaeolithic star-gazers to current space missions, shows how we have come to know so much about the universe. At the same time, unfolding knowledge has opened new horizons to explore. Our understanding of the boundless cosmos has only just begun.Topics include:Cosmology, from ancient times to the Big BangOur place in the solar systemAstrolabes, telescopes and radio astronomyMapping the starsSpace missions and probesComets, asteroids, supernovae and black holesThe unknown, from empty space to dark energy
From the acclaimed author of Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast, a beautifully illustrated follow-up introduction to the summer-blooming wildflowers of the northeastern United States and Canada
This exquisitely illustrated volume provides an accessible, in-depth introduction to summer-blooming wildflowers of the northeastern United States and Canada. Featuring more than 700 detailed color photos and a large, beautifully designed format, the book delves into the life histories of more than thirty-five wildflowers and their relatives, from common roadside favorites, such as asters and milkweeds, to interesting, lesser-known species, including Indian pipe and ginseng. Drawing on a wealth of personal experience and the latest scientific research, and presenting it all in terms anyone can understand, acclaimed naturalist and photographer Carol Gracie invites readers to enhance their appreciation of the beauty of these wildflowers by learning not just their names or how many petals they have, but what pollinates them, how their seeds are dispersed, how they interact with other plants and animals, how Native Americans and other people have used them, and other interesting facts.
Each species is illustrated with a range of detailed color photos that not only capture its beauty but illustrate the features discussed in the text and show the plant in its environment alongside the pollinators, herbivores, or seed dispersers with which, in many cases, the wildflower has evolved. Other topics covered include the naming of wildflowers; pathogens and pests; related species in other parts of the world; and wildflowers in history, literature, and art.
Presenting authoritative information in an inviting style, Summer Wildflowers of the Northeast is an ideal volume for wildflower lovers, outdoor enthusiasts, naturalists, students, and more.Showcases the most spectacular summer-blooming wildflowers of the northeastern United States and CanadaFeatures more than 700 stunning full-color photosCovers the life histories, lore, and uses of more than 35 species and their relativesCombines the latest scientific research with an easy-to-read styleFeatures species accounts for these wildflowers:
Alpine Wildflowers ● American Cranberry ● American Ginseng ● American Lotus ● Asters ● Beechdrops ● Blackberry-lily ● Bog Orchids ● Broad-leaved Helleborine ● Buckbean ● Bunchberry ● Cardinal Flower ● Chicory ● Common Milkweed ● Common Mullein ● Evening-Primrose ● Fringed Gentian ● Fringed Orchids ● Goldenrods ● Grass-of-Parnassus ● Indian Pipe ● Jewelweed ● Jimsonweed ● Lilies ● Patridge-berry ● Passion-flowers ● Pipsissewa ● Prickly Pear ● Purple Pitcher Plant ● Queen Anne’s Lace ● Showy Lady-slipper ● Swamp Rose-mallow ● Wild Leek ● Wild Lupine ● Yellow Pond-lily
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