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Farinara By Jeff Barbour
eBook (PDF): $9.99
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James slowly confided, “There was something, or someone, with us on that hilltop. Someone we couldn’t see, but could sense. And later, a little before dawn, I saw stars, not up in the... More > sky, but right in front of me on the Earth.” “You sure you weren’t hallucinating?” “No sweetheart, unlikely. That earthly constellation also had a faint semi-transparent shape with a hazy glow looking exactly like…” “Like, what? Come on Dad, you’re turning into some kind of drama king!” “…Like a starry, translucent woman.” “A woman! What was she doing?” “Smiling, just smiling.”< Less
Astro.Geekjoy Deep Sky Atlas By Jeff Barbour
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The Astro.Geekjoy Deepsky Atlas features over 500 of the finest and brightest galaxies, clusters and nebulae visible from the northern hemisphere. Each is carefully indexed to allow observers to log... More > observation data. Entries include a reference to the smallest telescope providing a satisfying view through clear, dark skies. Author Jeff Barbour (of Astro.Geekjoy.Com) has also included several insightful articles covering all aspects of observing the deep heavens - from telescope selection to a retrospective on the Messier, Herschel and Dreyer catalogs amateurs turn to most today. If you're serious about observing the many luminous denizens of the night sky that even a small telescope can reveal, Astro.Geekjoy's Deep Sky Atlas is the complete starter kit for blazing your own trail across the heavens. < Less
Astro.Geekjoy Deep Sky Atlas By Jeff Barbour
eBook (PDF): $8.00
The Astro.Geekjoy Deepsky Atlas features over 500 of the finest and brightest galaxies, clusters and nebulae visible from the northern hemisphere. Each is carefully indexed to allow observers to log... More > observation data. Entries include a reference to the smallest telescope providing a satisfying view through clear, dark skies. Author Jeff Barbour (of Astro.Geekjoy.Com) has also included several insightful articles covering all aspects of observing the deep heavens - from telescope selection to a retrospective on the Messier, Herschel and Dreyer catalogs amateurs turn to most today. If you're serious about observing the many luminous denizens of the night sky that even a small telescope can reveal, Astro.Geekjoy's Deep Sky Atlas is the complete starter kit for blazing your own trail across the heavens.< Less
Ritual of Stone By Jeff Barbour
eBook (PDF): $5.88
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Easter Island - Te Pito O Te Henua - "Navel of the World": For seven centuries, they worked the compressed volcanic ash of Rano Raraku crater. Seven centuries of shaping stone in their... More > father's images. Seven centuries of separating tuff from caldera, tree from root, present from past. Seven centuries of muscling moai from stoney wombs to earthen altars among the high cliffs and low island coastlines. Seven centuries of ever larger and more massive tributes to a pattern laid down by long-dead ancestors. Seven centuries of the Ritual of Stone... How did it end? Why did it ever begin? What can it teach us today?< Less
Blue Planet & Beyond: Easter Island, Earth & the Future of Humanity By Jeff Barbour
eBook (PDF): $5.00
Easter Island is considered one of the most isolated places on the planet. There, in the midst of the South Pacific Ocean, on sixty-four square miles of rolling volcanic terrain, forty generations... More > of human beings lived, loved, struggled and left behind a testament in massive stone statuary. In the process, islanders completely deforested a once burgeoning arboreal ecosystem and left behind a legacy of desolation for future generations to ponder. Are today's skyscrapers yesterday's Easter Island stone statues? The answer is in Blue Planet & Beyond. From anthropology to exobiology, Blue Planet & Beyond explores the connection between Easter Island's past and Earth Island's future. From ecological sustainability to colonial starships, this book probes the fundamental choices we must all make -- one way or another...< Less