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TELESCOPE Rx - The BIG Book on Equipping, Maintaining and Using a Telescope By Clay Sherrod
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The investment in our love of space and skygazing can be high. All too often, we are led to believe that we did not have enough equipment, or have the wrong equipment or we are not doing things... More > right. Telescope Rx is intended to provide solid and practical advice on everything from setting up a telescope, eyepieces, important accessories and even computer or smart phone programs to run the telescope, then turning that telescope into a nightly research tool with projects for every night you wish to pursue. This is your directory to properly outfit your telescope without spending lots of money; what the functions of astronomical telescope are, pitfalls to avoid in purchasing, and ultimately your guide to pursue some serious scientific studies with your telescope after you have had your long look around. The sky is out there for all of us to study and enjoy. Through your proper understanding of how to set up a telescope and do those studies, you mind, spirit and enthusiasm will grow.< Less
The Constellations - Sky Tours for Computerized Telescopes Vol. Two By Clay Sherrod
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Computerized GO TO telescopes - affordable, portable and efficient - now provide an escape for all stargazers from the harsh day-to-day environment, stress and light pollution, by allowing urban... More > users to take their portable, computerized instrument into the darkness of night and away from the cities. Technology today allows these affordable telescopes to automatically – with the touch of a button – GO TO any object in the sky, centering it up in the telescope for immediate viewing and satisfaction. But the user must know where to look - finding very faint objects, and knowing which ones are appropriate for each particular telescope is a difficult undertaking. The Constellations provides a two-volume hands-on tour of most of the most prominent constellations, their stars and the mysterious celestial objects within the boundaries. Explore history, science, and mythology of the Night Sky like you never thought possible with this simple guide and your choice of computerized telescope.< Less
The Constellations - Sky Tours for Computerized TelescopesVol. One By Clay Sherrod
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Computerized GO TO telescopes, affordable, portable and efficient, now provide an escape for all stargazers from the harsh day-to-day environment, stress and light pollution, by allowing urban users... More > to take their portable, computerized instrument into the darkness of night and away from the cities. Technology today allows these affordable telescopes to automatically – with the touch of a button – GO TO any object in the sky, centering it up in the telescope for immediate viewing and satisfaction. But the user must know where to look - finding very faint objects, and knowing which ones are appropriate for each particular telescope is a difficult undertaking. The Constellations provides a two-volume hands-on tour of most of the most prominent constellations, their stars and the mysterious celestial objects within the boundaries. Explore history, science, and mythology of the Night Sky like you never thought possible with this simple guide and your choice of computerized telescope.< Less
Footprints of Fallen Giants - Pathways to Extinction in North American History By Clay Sherrod
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Footprints is about an evolution revolution, the non-living world to the living tiny organisms of earliest Earth. each striving to have enough precious time to evolve so they might survive long... More > enough to resist the effects of a changing world. And, yes – it is a story about Dinosaurs. But the story - being about evolution – has an unhappy ending for the great Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous. For what is surely natural reasons, as well as self-imposed doom by the creatures themselves, they fell fate to Extinction - just had many plants and animals had almost 200 million years earlier. This is not just the story of Dinosaurs and their extinction: all of the biological world is subject to - and ultimately succumbs to - demise through the processes of environment and nature. Today the possibilities of extinction are greatest because of the introduction of the newest form of life on Earth - humans - who have the capability of altering an otherwise natural progression of this world we live on.< Less
Rocks of Prehistory: The Gumlog Creek Rockshelter By Clay Sherrod
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Among the most unusual of all Arkansas rock shelters – homes for our aboriginal residents – is the Gumlog Creek Rockshelter. Occupied for thousands of years, this site demonstrates... More > prehistoric ethnology from the end of the last ice age to the time of first contact by European explorers. The Arkansas River Valley Indian Rock Art Project began for the author in 1980. It resulted in the cataloging of nearly 700 rock shelters throughout Arkansas which demonstrate some form of aboriginal rock art and/or evidence of prehistoric occupation. Analysis of its artifacts reveal a very long span of occupation, from Archaic through Woodland Periods of cultural influence. This association suggests that the glyphs of these shelters were contemporaneous. In addition, the impressive shelter atop Carrion Crow Mountain in Arkansas, along Gumlog Creek, a feeder creek into the Arkansas River, is associated to one of the most unusual and intricate rock carvings in North America, the Gumlog Creek Petroglyph.< Less
You Twit Face: Your Complete Guide to Nomophobia By Clay Sherrod
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Nomophobia – the fear of having our phones taken from us – is taking over our lives. The smart devices are in our homes, carried room-to-room as if glued to the hands of our family... More > members. They meander into the bathroom, the laundry room, the shop, the garage, backyard and even into the bedroom where the adults once had their “alone time.” Our teenage children require them to either be under their pillows, by their pillows or within arm’s reach at a nightstand in order to even sleep at night. The cell phone must be visible for them to take tests at school without withdrawal anxiety. The phones travel where we do - school, the office, the gym, so that we are in constant contact with the virtual world - other people who also have no real lives outside of their phone. They are ringing in churches, movie theaters, restaurants, concerts, funerals. Nothing says “goodbye” to the recently departed like your ring tone from Metallica’s Hardwired. Welcome to the world of smart phone addiction.< Less
You Twit Face: Your Complete Guide to Nomophobia By Clay Sherrod
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Nomophobia – the fear of having our phones taken from us – is taking over our lives. The smart devices are in our homes, carried room-to-room as if glued to the hands of our family... More > members. They meander into the bathroom, the laundry room, the shop, the garage, backyard and even into the bedroom where the adults once had their “alone time.” Our teenage children require them to either be under their pillows, by their pillows or within arm’s reach at a nightstand in order to even sleep at night. The cell phone must be visible for them to take tests at school without withdrawal anxiety. The phones travel where we do - school, the office, the gym, so that we are in constant contact with the virtual world - other people who also have no real lives outside of their phone. They are ringing in churches, movie theaters, restaurants, concerts, funerals. Nothing says “goodbye” to the recently departed like your ring tone from Metallica’s Hardwired. Welcome to the world of smart phone addiction.< Less
The Naked Boy By Clay Sherrod
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Being one of millions of the Baby Boomer generation, I not only did my part in overpopulating the world, but also watched the remarkable transition of society and the world in general as my body and... More > mind grew. Holding on to small mysteries and things that I did not want to lose from my life, I essentially have never grown up, and after nearly seventy years have acclimated to the fact I will never – ever – grow up, no matter what older people tell me to do. These are the life stories of a boy growing older while the world of technology emerged. As this transition marched on, this boy saw his world around him transform from a world in which imagination – fantasy – led to intellectual growth, to a new generation possessed with the idea that their lives are dependent on technology. Computers, smart phones, devices – all have taken the place of creativity. Lessons of the Naked Boy are life’s simple philosophies that we must remember to keep from becoming victims of our own technology.< Less
The Naked Boy By Clay Sherrod
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Being one of millions of the Baby Boomer generation, I not only did my part in overpopulating the world, but also watched the remarkable transition of society and the world in general as my body and... More > mind grew. Holding on to small mysteries and things that I did not want to lose from my life, I essentially have never grown up, and after nearly seventy years have acclimated to the fact I will never – ever – grow up, no matter what older people tell me to do. These are the life stories of a boy growing older while the world of technology emerged. As this transition marched on, this boy saw his world around him transform from a world in which imagination – fantasy – led to intellectual growth, to a new generation possessed with the idea that their lives are dependent on technology. Computers, smart phones, devices – all have taken the place of creativity. Lessons of the Naked Boy are life’s simple philosophies that we must remember to keep from becoming victims of our own technology.< Less
Ancient Quests of the Double-Peaked Mountain By Clay Sherrod
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Only traces of ancient civilizations and cultures remain from the prehistoric record, and only through small pieces – stories, images and fragments – do we feel the lives of the Native... More > Americans who called this land ‘Home’ for thousands of years, and then forced away from that homeland. As cultures merged, efforts continued by solitary ethnic populations to maintain their ancient ways. But scattered, diluted and confused many of the ancient sacred ways became legend and myth. The story seemingly ends with most of these people and their heritage either driven away or finally scattered into mixed cultures. At some time around 1898, the last time any of these people returned to a mysterious annual quest - a link to their past – was the time at which they would never return. This is a tale of a “double-peaked mountain”, a vision quest and the Shaman who perhaps ritualistically preserved markers of heritage important to those people who passed through the river valleys of Arkansas.< Less