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Dave's Books .. plus some he publishes for others.
Wet Earth Colliery Scrapbook By Dave Lane & Mark Wright
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At Clifton Country Park are the industrial remains of Wet Earth Colliery. Established around 1740, the colliery was one of the first deep mines to be sunk in the Irwell Valley. Wet Earth Colliery is... More > of importance for three main reasons. It was the first deep mine to be sunk in the valley, and had the first application of steam winding in the area. Secondly, compared to most other pits, it had a very long working life: from around 1750 through to 1928 - almost 180 years. Finally, it's association with James Brindley and his ingenious hydraulic pumping scheme for the colliery, which was in continuous use from 1756 to 1924, just before the colliery closed. This volume is the complete guide to the history and exploration of part of the mining complex.< Less
Winter Hill Scrapbook By Dave Lane
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A book about Winter Hill near Bolton in Lancashire UK. The history of the hill, its geology, past industries, plant life, underground tunnels, archaeology etc. In a nutshell .... all you ever wanted... More > to know about Winter Hill - and much more! ALL profits from the sale of this book go to the Bolton Mountain Rescue Group.< Less
Index of Tudge Births, Marriages & Deaths in the UK Records Office By Dave Lane
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An indispensable book for anyone researching the family history details of the surname TUDGE in the UK. This volume contains the indexes for every Birth, Death and Marriage listed in the UK General... More > Records Office at Kew from 1837. The Births go to 1958, Deaths to 1945 and the Marriages to 1976.< Less
International Documents on Israel & Palestine 1915 to 2008 By Collected & Edited by Dave Lane
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This book is a reference work for those interested in the Israeli/Palestinian problem. It contains no original material, but provides most of the major international agreements on the... More > Israel/Palestine problem in chronological order and all in one handy volume. This volume ranges from the documentation of the MacMahon Letter of 1915 through the Balfour Declaration of 1917, the Hamas Charter of 1988, the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002 up to the Riyad Declaration of 2007. This is a superb compact reference volume for those researching the Israel/Palestine problem and contains all the relevant international documents on the subject.< Less
Pit Brow Lasses By Dave Lane
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In 1842 the employment of women and children working underground in the UK was forbidden. As a result of this legislation, many families within the coal industry fell upon hard times. One result of... More > this change in the law, was that coal mine owners started to employ females working at the surface of their mines. Thus was born the "Pit Brow Lasses" of the North West UK - particularly in the county of Lancashire. This publication attempts to bring to life those women who toiled at the pit brow (the top of the mine shafts) through articles, press clippings and photographs. These lasses or women were years ahead of their time, insisting on their right to wear what THEY wanted and to conduct their lives as THEY thought fit and decent. This publication is a celebration of their independent spirit, their determination to stand up for their rights, to do what THEY wanted to do. This was quite unique in the Victorian Age in which many of them lived.< Less
Catalogue of Space Objects. Volume 3. Objects 15000 to 24999 By Dave Lane
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The third of a series of 4 volumes, listing all satellites currently in orbit and those which have previously orbited the Earth. All large objects which have been issued with a space object number... More > (whether a payload, platform, rocket or debris) are listed. The catalogue is correct at the time of publication (March 2008) but will soon become dated as more spacecraft are launched - whilst others decay or are destroyed. The volumes are intended mainly as reference manuals for Visual Satellite Observation enthusiasts and are NOT intended for the general public.< Less
Mars Exploration Rover "OPPORTUNITY", Vol 1 2003-2004 By Dave Lane
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In 2003, NASA launched two Mars Exploration Rovers named "Spirit" & "Opportunity" on a voyage of discovery to the Red Planet. Both Rovers had a projected lifetime on Mars of... More > just 90 days in which to collect scientific data and photographs. The Rovers excelled in every respect and worked on the Martian surface for many years. This book is the first volume in a series which records the exploration of the Rover "Opportunity". This volume records the period from the launch in 2003 to the time when Opportunity emerged from its travels in Endurance Crater at the end of 2004. These volumes are created from the sol by sol (day by day) logs provided to us all by the NASA web sites along with the photographs taken by the different cameras on Opportunity. All profits from this series of books will be donated to third world projects.< Less
Catalogue of Space Objects. Volume 2. Objects 7000 to 14999 By Dave Lane
eBook (PDF): $3.92
The second of a series of 4 volumes, listing all satellites currently in orbit and those which have previously orbited the Earth. All large object which have been issued with a space object number... More > (whether a payload, platform, rocket or debris) are listed. The catalogue is correct at the time of publication (March 2008) but will soon become dated as more spacecraft are launched - whilst others decay or are destroyed. The volumes are intended mainly as reference manuals for Visual Satellite Observation enthusiasts and are NOT intended for the general public.< Less
Mars Exploration Rover "OPPORTUNITY", Vol 1 2003-2004 By Dave Lane
eBook (PDF): $5.87
In 2003, NASA launched two Mars Exploration Rovers named "Spirit" & "Opportunity" on a voyage of discovery to the Red Planet. Both Rovers had a projected lifetime on Mars of... More > just 90 days in which to collect scientific data and photographs. The Rovers excelled in every respect and worked on the Martian surface for many years. This book is the first volume in a series which records the exploration of the Rover "Opportunity". This volume records the period from the launch in 2003 to the time when Opportunity emerged from its travels in Endurance Crater at the end of 2004. These volumes are created from the sol by sol (day by day) logs provided to us all by the NASA web sites along with the photographs taken by the different cameras on Opportunity. All profits from this series of books will be donated to third world charities.< Less
Photographic Guide to Ursa Major using the Sloan Digital Telescope By Dave Lane
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A Photographic Catalogue of Deep Sky Objects in the Ursa Major Constellation taken on the Sloan Digital Telescope. Ursa Major, often known as "The Plough" is a familiar sight in the night... More > sky to most of us. It's seven major stars can be clearly seen in even the most light polluted environments. Those who live in dark locations can see many more stars ...... but what is also there? This volume shows what can be seen in Ursa Major through a large powerful telescope, the Sloan Digital Telescope at Apache Point Observatory in Arizona, a multi-filter imaging 2.5 meter scope which also records spectroscopic redshift details. The Sloan Telescope Survey commenced in 2000 and aims to map 25% of the sky, and record observations on about 100 million objects. This volume illustrates the hidden grandeurs of the Ursa Major Constellation using these images from the Sloan Telescope.To find out more about the Sloan Digital Survey go to: http://www.sdss.org/< Less