Books and publications by Hencoup Enterprises

These are the books and publications of Hencoup enterprises

Philip's Month-By-Month Stargazing 2017: The guide to the northern night sky

Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2017 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. The authors have also included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research.

Philips Stargazing 2016

Philip's Month-by-Month Stargazing 2016 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope. New for 2016, the authors have included ideas for joining Citizen Science projects at the cutting edge of astronomical research.

The Secret Life of Space

The Secret Life of Space is the definitive guide to understanding the key breakthroughs and discoveries mankind has made to unravel the mysteries of the Cosmos. This engaging and fast-paced narrative debunks the urban myths of astronomy, revealing the true stories behind our biggest breakthroughs. Starting with the discovery that Stonehenge was actually built to celebrate the winter solstice rather than the summer, this book leads us through history to reveal that the telescope was not invented by Galileo, Einstein did not predict the presence of black holes or the Big Bang and Copernicus's theory that the Sun was at the centre of the Universe might have actually disappeared without a trace had it not been for the efforts of one of his fanatical disciples.

The Astronomy Bible: (Octopus Bible Series)

This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects.

The Astronomy Bible: The Definitive Guide to the Night Sky and the Universe

Interest in astronomy continues to grow stronger for readers of all ages. Recent astronomy titles, like "History of Astronomy," have shown consistently strong sales. "The Astronomy Bible" is a comprehensive guide to the study of what lies beyond our planet. With this book readers can easily navigate the night sky, identify the constellations, and find planets, comets and galaxies.

Philips Stargazing 2015

Philip's Stargazing 2015 is a concise guide to the northern-hemisphere night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events, whether observing with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Philips Stargazing 2014

Philip's Stargazing 2014 is a concise guide to the northern night sky, helping starwatchers to see the year's most fascinating events!

The Story of Astronomy: How the universe revealed its secrets

Journey through time and space with the greatest astronomers in history. Astronomy is one of the oldest of all the sciences. And yet, its history is also so much more than the history of a science, reflecting our entire culture and providing insight into the evolution of humankind's ideas and ideals over the centuries. This fascinating book tells the amazing story of the development of astronomy, through the key characters in its history from Copernicus to Hubble and Halley, the excitement of new discoveries and the ways in which the history of the skies has affected our lives and how we look at the planet on which we live.The Story of Astronomy celebrates changing perspectives (from the Ancient Greeks to the latest scientific advances) as different cultures, philosophers and scientists sought to come to terms with their, and earth's, place in the Cosmos.Exhaustively researched and containing interviews with many of the world's leading astronomers, including Stephen Hawking, this is the ultimate history of how the universe has revealed itself to us over the millennia.

The History of Astronomy

As we approach the 400th anniversary of Galileo's birth, there is no better time for this extraordinary volume examining centuries of evolution in astronomy. From superstition and mythology to science, the clear text and extraordinary images make this the perfect volume for anyone with an interest in our mystifying Universe, from families to astronomy enthusiasts and students.From as far back as the Greeks, humans have striven to understand our Universe. Over centuries and millennia, astronomers have moved towards establishing some of its extraordinary true nature. Expounding this development, Astronomy uncovers the past, present and future.

The Story of Astronomy: How the universe revealed its secrets

As we approach the 400th anniversary of Galileo's birth, there is no better time for this extraordinary volume examining centuries of evolution in astronomy. From superstition and mythology to science, the clear text and extraordinary images make this the perfect volume for anyone with an interest in our mystifying Universe, from families to astronomy enthusiasts and students.From as far back as the Greeks, humans have striven to understand our Universe. Over centuries and millennia, astronomers have moved towards establishing some of its extraordinary true nature. Expounding this development, Astronomy uncovers the past, present and future.

Universe: Stunning Satellite Imagery from Outer Space

In the tradition of this amazing series, this unique contemporary reference book transports the reader literally out of this world.This pictorial journey through the universe shows us such startling sights as butterfly nebulae, sun plasma loops, gas pillars, young stars and whole galaxies. We see detailed images of planets' surfaces, craters and atmosphere. Images from the Cassini mission focus in on Saturn's beautiful rings and moons.Introductory text to each chapter and detailed extended captions explain both the content of the pictures and the means by which it was captured. As with preceding volumes, it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between art and nature within the pages. Keep watching the skies!

The History of Astronomy

As we approach the 400th anniversary of Galileo's birth, there is no better time for this extraordinary volume examining centuries of evolution in astronomy. From superstition and mythology to science, the clear text and extraordinary images make this the perfect volume for anyone with an interest in our mystifying Universe, from families to astronomy enthusiasts and students.From as far back as the Greeks, humans have striven to understand our Universe. Over centuries and millennia, astronomers have moved towards establishing some of its extraordinary true nature. Expounding this development, Astronomy uncovers the past, present and future.

The Night Sky: (Usborne Spotters Guide)

One of Usborne's most enduring and well-known series has been given an exciting new look. Each guide has been completely updated and has a striking new cover. These guides are perfect companions for enthusiasts, who are keen to discover the many fascinating aspects of the natural world. They offer full-colour illustrations of around 100-200 different species per title, which have been reproduced from the original artwork using the latest technology. They are an ideal field guides for both children and adults and incredible value for money.

How It Works: How the Universe Works

The most memorable way to learn science is by rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands on it or in it. This book reveals the mysteries of the cosmos with hundreds of experiments that range from mapping distant worlds to photographing a meteor tail and creating your own star theatre. Clear text explains the principles behind the experiments and introduces some of the great cosmologists. Encourages understanding by letting you find things out for yourself. Special fold-out "ingredients" templates for use with the experiments and projects are included.

Encyclopedia of Space

This text blasts you into the world of space to discover the galaxies and beyond. See the Hubble telescope orbiting the Earth, discover the birth of our solar system and follow the search for life on Mars. Divided into themed sections and with practical tips for the amateur astronomer, this reference should prove useful for home or school. There are charts and cross-sections of images, as well as "find out more" boxes to promote further reading, a detailed reference section and practical instructions on how to make a simple telescope.

L'encyclopédie du ciel et de l'espace

Cette encyclopédie richement illustrée offre un panorama complet des connaissances actuelles sur le ciel et l'espace. Essentielle pour connaître l'histoire de l'astronomie et de la conquête spatiale, "L'encyclopédie du ciel et de l'espace" permet aussi de bien comprendre les techniques d'observation du cosmos, de découvrir l'ensemble des objets célestes connus -planètes, étoiles, galaxies…- et d'aborder les théories les plus récentes, les hypothèses les plus vertigineuses, sur l'origine, la taille et l'évolution de l'Univers. L'organisation thématique de cet ouvrage en articles clairement rédigés par des spécialistes ainsi que l'abondance, la beauté des illustrations et les images saisissantes prises par le télescope spatial Hubble vous donneront un accès facile à cet univers fascinant. En complément, cartes stellaires et conseils invitent à pratiquer l'observation du ciel.

Extreme Universe

The ultimate adrenaline trip through the Universe, to explore the most violent objects in space and time. Beginning with the many worlds recently discovered. Mysterious Universe visits the most inhospitable planets in the Universe. From a rogue star threatening the Earth, mysterious naked singularities and quasars, to a possible rebirth of the Universe that will wipe out all existing stars and planets, this is an awesome introduction to cosmic threats of ever-increasing magnitude.

L'encyclopédie du ciel et de l'espace

A partir de 11 ans Cette deuxième encyclopédie illustrée de Dorling Kindersley présente les mystères incroyables des étoiles et des planètes, le fonctionnement des télescopes, l'étude de la lumière venue du ciel, l'astronomie à infrarouge. Plus de 120 articles thématiques présentent les informations et les chiffres les plus récents venant des stations et des missions dans l'espace. Des photographies étonnantes du télescope Hubble, des tableaux de données, des schémas détaillés, des illustrations et un guide pratique pour l'observation des étoiles compètent cette encyclopédie pour découvrir et mieux comprendre les merveilles de l'Univers.

Mars: The Inside Story of the Red Planet

The authors look at how our knowledge of our nearest planetary neighbour - Mars - has grown, and assess the role it might play in our futures. They look at the old myths associated with Mars, the fears of Martian invasions, and take the story up to date to show what we now know about the planet in the aftermath of the 1996 meteorite that may provide evidence for life and from the discoveries of the recent probes. They also assess whether Mars could form a crucial stopping point for further exploration.

Universe

As the Millennium approaches, people are looking at the grand scale, seeking information on the widest issues. This book accompanies Channel 4's broadcasting venture of the same name. "Universe" presents a grand overview of the universe, as it is understood at the threshold of the new millennium. The series seeks to understand the big questions that people have asked through the ages. "How did the universe begin?", "Are we alone?". Astronomers all around the world explain their observations and the theories required to understand the universe. Graphics explain esoteric concepts, from the structure of the Big Bang to the anatomy of the Sun. The result is a summary of our vision of Universe 2000. Arising from a common research base, the concepts of "Universe" will be available across all media outlets - enabling the user to access the information in whatever form they want. This will include the book and series, a video, radio series, magazine and newspaper features, and interactive CD-ROM and Internet access.

Universe

As the Millennium approaches, people are looking at the grand scale, seeking information on the widest issues. This book accompanies Channel 4's broadcasting venture of the same name. "Universe" presents a grand overview of the universe, as it is understood at the threshold of the new millennium. The series seeks to understand the big questions that people have asked through the ages. "How did the universe begin?", "Are we alone?". Astronomers all around the world explain their observations and the theories required to understand the universe today. Graphics explain esoteric concepts, from the structure of the Big Bang to the anatomy of the Sun. The result is a summary of our vision of Universe 2000. Arising from a common research base, the concepts of "Universe" will be available across all media outlets - enabling the user to access the information in whatever form they want. This will include the book and series, a video, radio series, magazine and newspaper features, and interactive CD-ROM and Internet access.

DK Space Encyclopedia

This is an encyclopedia providing an overview of all that is current in space research and technology, including the latest space technology to discovery about black holes, dramatic images transmitted by the Hubble telescope and the possibility of fossil life from Mars.

Space Hopping: The Planets as You've Never Seen Them Before!

This guide describes all the spacecraft missions and their results, and relays data from space probes such as Galileo and Pathfinder. It also gives the history of planetary exploration from Voyager missions to Galileo and beyond, with descriptions of the planets and the future of space exploration.

To the Ends of the Universe

This illustrated anthology on the Universe covers everything from the Big Bang to black holes and the search for intelligent alien life. The authors examine the origins of the Universe and look ahead to the ultimate fate of the cosmos.

Equinox black holes: An edited transcript (with Richard Smith)

The New Astronomy

The New Astronomy is a rich kaleidoscope of the finest images of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. It presents a host of new information, gathered from right across the spectrum: spanning the colourful universe from X-rays, through ultraviolet, visible and infrared, and out to the radio waves.

Les trous noirs

The New Astronomy - completely revised second edition (with Michael Marten)

The New Astronomy is a rich kaleidoscope of the finest images of planets, stars, galaxies and the universe. It presents a host of new information, gathered from right across the spectrum: spanning the colourful universe from X-rays, through ultraviolet, visible and infrared, and out to the radio waves.

The Planets: Portraits of New Worlds

"The Planets" is the first book to bring together new images of all the nine planets in the Solar System with an accessible, non-technical text.

Guide to the Galaxy

Atlas jeunesse du ciel et de l'espace

The Space Atlas

The Universe: A Three-Dimensional Study

A visual reconstruction of the history of the universe from the big bang, moving on to the galaxies, star systems and the milky way.

Halley's Comet (ed.) magazine supplement

The Universe: A Three-Dimensional Study (pop-up book)

A visual reconstruction of the history of the universe from the big bang, moving on to the galaxies, star systems and the milky way.

Observing the Universe

The New Astronomy

'The New Astronomy' compares optical, infrared, ultraviolet, radio and X-ray astronomical observations. With over 300 colour photographs, including Halley's comet and Supernova 1987A, and details of new techniques and discoveries.

The Mysterious Universe