North Star to Southern Cross

Author: Will Kyselka

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 160

View: 757

Reveals the common metaphysical and religious roots of astronomy and astrology and relates facts about stars and constellations

How to Gaze at the Southern Stars

Author: Richard Hall

Publisher: Awa Press

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 149

View: 764

Fifty thousand years ago, a small family of our ancestors huddled around a campfire. Robbed of vision, they were vulnerable in the darkness; the night is the time of the predator. As they listened to the crackle of the fire and the sounds of the night, they looked upwards. What, they wondered, were those mysterious lights in the sky? So begins astronomer Richard Hall's engrossing account of the stars as seen from Down Under! Today scientists know a great deal about the universe we live in. Photos have even been taken of the planet Mars, 35 million miles away. But for most people it's all still a mystery.

A Walk Through the Southern Sky

A Guide to Stars, Constellations and Their Legends

Author: Milton Heifetz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 126

View: 159

A Walk through the Southern Sky is a beautifully illustrated guide to the stars and constellations of the southern hemisphere. By following the simplified and easy-to-use starmaps, readers will be able to identify constellations with no equipment but normal sight and a clear night sky. This book provides clear instructions on how to determine star sizes and the distances between stars, allowing readers to move easily between constellations. The budding astronomer is introduced to the mystery and wonder of the southern sky as the myths and legends of its stars and constellations are wondrously retold. The third edition of this magical book features a new moon map, an updated list of planet positions, additional illustrations and more realistic star maps. It is an invaluable and beautiful guide for beginner stargazers, both young and old.

A Walk through the Southern Sky

A Guide to Stars and Constellations and their Legends

Author: Milton Heifetz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page:

View: 793

What star is that? Where is the Southern Cross? Who was Orion? This book answers these questions and many more. Its unique simplified maps make it easy to find the constellations in the southern hemisphere skies, and the stars within them. Clear instructions guide the user on how to gauge sizes and distances, and move easily between constellations. This new edition has been updated with additional mythology information, and a list of the planet positions up to 2016. The ancient myths and legends of the sky are retold to add to the mystery of the stars. Of value to all ages, this book introduces the patterns of the starry skies in a memorable way. No equipment is needed to use this practical guide: apart from normal sight and clear skies. Magically illustrated, this is an ideal introduction to launch the young astronomer on a journey across the starlit skies.

Stars of the Southern Cross

Author: A. Robert Hill

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 444

View: 572

Fervency, exhilaration, trepidation and death face Collin Farley, a young Colorado rancher, who flew his aircraft through its paces in the skies over the South Pacific against overwhelming Japanese forces during the early days of World War II. The sound of aircraft engines and the firing of the 37mm canon vibrate in his ears. Tender moments under the stars on the beach of the Coral Sea where he finds love during the throes of war wrench his heart, yet the camaraderie on a Pacific island maintains his sanity. From the shooting down the private plane of Admiral Yamamoto, the master-planner of Pearl Harbor attack, to viewing performances of the Swan Lake in Melbourne, Australia, to attending high level meetings with Generals MacArthur and Kenney, the reader is swept back to 1942-43. Emotions, loves and passions soar high over the azure waters of the Solomon Sea and in the Grand Opera House with the performances of Antoinette de la Fevbre. The men and women of the Fifth Air Force lived these campaigns, loved under the Southern Cross and died in the blue waters of the Coral Sea. This dynamic epic saga explicitly comes alive through the pages of this novel.

Lost in the Stars of the Southern Cross

Author: Jordan M. Young

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 942

Just weeks before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 21-year-old Jordan Young arrived in Brazil with $35 in his pocket and dreams of adventure. Unable to return to the U.S. because of war travel restrictions, Jordan studied at the University of Sao Paulo, worked as a rural sociologist in the Amazon, and helped organize the Rubber Army to support the WWII war effort. In the process he met the Brazilian beauty whom he married many years later. His memoir tells the story of the Brazil of the 1940s that no longer exists and the making of a Brazilianist. Jordan M. Young is professor emeritus of history at Pace University in New York, NY. He is the author of several books about Brazil and an early proponent of the study of Brazilian culture in the United States.

Beneath the Southern Cross

Author: Judy Nunn

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN:

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 520

View: 225

An epic story of three generations in Australia, beginning with a young man transported there as a felon and continuing to modern times.

The North Star and the Southern Cross

Being the Personal Experiences, Impressions and Observations of Margaretha Weppner, in a Two Years' Journey Around the World

Author: Margaretha Weppner

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Voyages around the world

Page:

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Sisters of the Southern Cross

Author: Jean Grainger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 262

View: 776

Queensland, Australia 1936Sister Claire McAuliffe has been called from Dungarvan, County Waterford, to do God's work in Jumaaroo, Queensland. Along with four other sisters she is charged with setting up a Catholic school for the education of the gold rush families. But life between the tropical Australian rainforest and azure ocean is far from the spectacular paradise it seems. Sister Claire finds life challenging in more ways than she can count, the heat, the terrifying creatures that lurk in every nook and cranny, the crocodiles and snakes, but far more worrying is the constant presence of the much loved mayor of Jumaaroo, Joseph McGrath. Why does a person so respected give Claire such cause for concern?Is it the cruel way he speaks about the Aboriginal people who live on the mission? A closed community run by a peculiar religious leader who seems to deeply resent the arrival of the nuns? As Claire learns of the manner in which the Bundagulgi are treated, she is forced to act, but nobody wants to upset the status quo, and a meddlesome nun suddenly is a dangerous one.

Under the Southern Cross

Author: Frané Lessac

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 32

View: 701

From the bestselling and award-winning creator of A is for Australia and A is for Australian Animals comes a new narrative nonfiction picture book, which explores Australia after dark. Night-time in Australia, animals are waking, people are exploring, discoveries are being made - under the Southern Cross. What makes ribbons of colour swirl in the sky? What are the spooky balls of light that bounce across the outback? What animal lays eggs that look like squishy ping-pong balls? Where can you watch a movie with bats circling overhead? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this factastic picture book tour of Australia after dark. A delightful companion to Under the Milky Way.

Sisters of the Southern Cross

Large Print Edition

Author: Jean Grainger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 438

View: 776

Queensland, Australia 1936Sister Claire McAuliffe has been called from Dungarvan, County Waterford, to do God's work in Jumaaroo, Queensland. Along with four other sisters she is charged with setting up a Catholic school for the education of the gold rush families. But life between the tropical Australian rainforest and azure ocean is far from the spectacular paradise it seems. Sister Claire finds life challenging in more ways than she can count, the heat, the terrifying creatures that lurk in every nook and cranny, the crocodiles and snakes, but far more worrying is the constant presence of the much loved mayor of Jumaaroo, Joseph McGrath. Why does a person so respected give Claire such cause for concern?Is it the cruel way he speaks about the Aboriginal people who live on the mission? A closed community run by a peculiar religious leader who seems to deeply resent the arrival of the nuns? As Claire learns of the manner in which the Bundagulgi are treated, she is forced to act, but nobody wants to upset the status quo, and a meddlesome nun suddenly is a dangerous one.

Seeing Stars

Author: James Muirden

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Astronomy

Page: 24

View: 576

Focuses on the stars as they are born, live, and die while also including descriptions of the sun, comets, shooting stars, and constellations.

They climbed to the Southern Cross

Author: Leila Rankine

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 802

Story told to children of the Gnarrinjerri tribe (Lower Murray area); the stars of the Southern Cross were once people.

Robotech: The Masters Saga: The Southern Cross

Author: Jack McKinney

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 503

View: 947

ROBOTECH v Second Generation DEL REY BOOKS CLASSIC VALUE THREE NOVELS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE #7 SOUTHERN CROSS The Robotech Masters had come to Earth to finish the conquest their Zentraedi warrior-slaves had begun...and a battle-ravaged planet had to defend itself once more. That was when Dana Sterling, half-Human, half-Zentraedi commander of an elite Hovertank unit, stepped into the spotlight of interstellar history! #8 METAL FIRE An alien fortress had crashlanded on Earth--brought down in the struggle between the Robotech Masters and Earth's Human inhabitants. Now the fortress dared someone to penetrate its dark mysteries. And who better to brave that ship than Dana Sterling's 15th Squadron ATACs--after all, they had brought the thing down to begin with! #9 THE FINAL NIGHTMARE The Robotech Masters' Protoculture Matrix was degenerating, transforming into the Flower of Life--which was sure to draw the savage, merciless Invid across the galaxy to Earth. But the Army of the Southern Cross vowed to fight to the bitter end. And Dana Sterling raged a desperate war of her own to decipher her strange visions and the secret of her alien heritage...

Stars Over the Southern Ocean

Author: J. H. Fletcher

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN:

Category: Australian fiction

Page: 416

View: 824

A sweeping Australian saga of one woman's impossible choice between family and freedom. With her home and freedom on the line, will her family force her to leave it all behind? 1937 - Seventeen year old Marina Fairbrother has lived in the small logging town of Mole Creek, Tasmania, her whole life. When she meets Jory Trevelyan, she is intrigued by the young man with the strange name and his tales of the west coast. Stories of wild winds and a tumultuous sea leave her hungering for a freedom she hadn't realised she lacked. 1993 - After a terminal diagnosis, Marina knows there is only one place she wants to spend her remaining days. The remote coastal property of Noamunga has been her home for the past fifty years. Her memories are imprinted on the walls of the house and the rocks of the cliffs. Here she raised their three children, loved deeply, survived a war, worked hard, grieved deeply and lived a good life. But there are forces that threaten to pull her away from her beloved home. Daughters whose well-intentioned concerns hide selfish ambition, a son who puts his future in the hands of the wrong people, and an oil company intent on striking oil just off the coast of her land. Praise for White Sands of Summer 'A wonderful story of family, relationships, love, stamina and business. A great read!' - Beauty & Lace

Australian Olympic Team

The Stars of the Southern Cross : Visual Standards Manual October 1998

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Olympic Games

Page: 136

View: 773