WorldCat Identities

Muirden, James

Overview
Works: 84 works in 320 publications in 7 languages and 10,643 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Juvenile works  Poetry  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  History  Dictionaries  Art 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QB64, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Muirden
The amateur astronomer's handbook by James Muirden( Book )

24 editions published between 1968 and 1987 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains all the necessary information for establishing an amateur observatory plus the techniques of actual observation
Astronomy with binoculars by James Muirden( Book )

34 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and German and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to use an astronomical telescope : a beginner's guide to observing the cosmos by James Muirden( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned British astronomer and author James Muirden takes the fledgling astonomer by the hand in his book offering tips on : the purchase, assembly and orientation of your new telescope-How to observe and chart the Sun, Moon, planets, stars and comets-How to investigate the deep-sky objects, cluster, nebulae and other galaxies beyond the Milky Way
Stars and planets by James Muirden( Book )

19 editions published between 1964 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations, diagrams, tables, and charts present information on such astronomical topics as our solar system, galaxies, black holes, and space exploration
Astronomy handbook by James Muirden( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews current understanding of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, recommends equipment for observation, and suggests astronomy projects
Astronomy data book by J. Hedley Robinson( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy with a small telescope by James Muirden( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sky watcher's handbook : the expert reference source for the amateur astronomer( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeing stars by James Muirden( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Welsh and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the stars as they are born, live, and die while also including descriptions of the sun, comets, shooting stars, and constellations
Amateur astronomer's handbook by J. B Sidgwick( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The atlas of space by Jack Challoner( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exciting scientific journey through space from the planets and moons in our solar system to the far reaches of the universe! Special features on scientific background, new technologies, and key people provide fascinating information. Highlights include many of the space exploration successes -- and failures -- throughout history
Observational astronomy for amateurs by J. B Sidgwick( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space by Ian Ridpath( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the planets and stars, space probes, space stations, and our other technological explorations of outer space
Beginner's guide to astronomical telescope making by James Muirden( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare well-versed : a rhyming guide to all his plays by James Muirden( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shakespeare Well-Versed, James Muirden captures the essence of each of the bard's plays in quick-witted, rhyming verse. These clever synopses-with varied rhyme schemes-bring to life the high points and high jinks of all of Shakespeare's plays. Here the best-loved scenes and characters-Romeo and Juliet's impassioned balcony rendezvous, Henry V's speech before the Battle of Agincourt, Hamlet's melancholy soliloquy, the three witches meddling in Macbeth-are given fresh perspective by Muirden's charming, insightful interpretations.Whether you are a lifelong devotee of Shakespeare or one who hasn't read his work since high school, you will be delighted by Muirden's verse and by David Eccles's wickedly clever illustrations that are featured throughout the book. Shakespeare Well-Versed is a smart and entertaining companion to Shakespeare's plays
Going to the moon by James Muirden( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Spanish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple text describes the preparations, lift-off, voyage, and exploration activities of the first Apollo team to land on the moon
The universe by James Muirden( Book )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations provide information about the sun, planets, stars, galaxies and other aspects of the universe. Includes charts, maps, and fact and data panels
Our universe by James Muirden( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observer's guide to Halley's comet by James Muirden( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmic verses : a rhyming history of the universe by James Muirden( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This latest volume of didactic verse from the author of A Rhyming History of Britain brings Muirden's knack for the explanatory couplet to the history of astronomy. Using mainly iambic tetrameter-spiked with the occasional limerick and aided by Eccles's charming cartoons-Muirden traces the study of the cosmos from Cro-Magnon times to the present
 
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The atlas of space
Languages
English (155)

Spanish (10)

German (3)

French (3)

Welsh (2)

Finnish (1)

Dutch (1)

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Stars and planetsSeeing starsThe atlas of spaceShakespeare well-versed : a rhyming guide to all his playsThe cosmic verses : a rhyming history of the universe