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Covington, Michael A. 1957-

Overview
Works: 59 works in 273 publications in 5 languages and 8,890 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Handbooks and manuals  History  Fiction  Directories  Observations 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: QA76.15, 004.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael A Covington
Dictionary of computer and Internet terms by Douglas Downing( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dictionary presents more than 3200 key computer terms with definitions and includes descriptions of programming concepts
Astrophotography for the amateur by Michael A Covington( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This much expanded and fully updated edition of the best selling handbook Astrophotography for the Amateur provides a complete guide to taking pictures of stars, galaxies, the moon, the sun, comets, meteors, and eclipses. It has been completely revised to include new chapters on computer image processing and CCD imaging, choosing cameras and telescopes, and the latest films, and hundreds of new photographs (in color and black and white)."--Jacket
Dictionary of computer terms by Michael A Covington( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Syntactic theory in the High Middle Ages : modistic models of sentence structure by Michael A Covington( Book )

30 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study Michael Covington considers the origins and development of the theories of sentence structure formulated by the Modistae, a group of grammarians and logicians who flourished in Paris between about 1270 and 1310. Some of the concepts of the medieval theoretical framework, notably government and dependency, have survived to the present day, and Dr Covington introduces insights from modern grammatical theories where appropriate. Nevertheless his principal aim is not to compare medieval and modern theories, or to provide a comprehensive historical study. Rather, recognising that 'it is the difference as much as the similarity that makes the Modistae interesting', Dr Covington offers an original critical exegesis of these influential theories. The book will be accessible both to linguists who may know little about medieval philosophy and to medievalists who may know little about linguistics
Celestial objects for modern telescopes by Michael A Covington( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to the more standard techniques, this unique guide introduces the latest modern resources available to today's astronomer, including personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It offers detailed practical advice for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and 200 stars and deep-sky objects with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions
Prolog programming in depth by Michael A Covington( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to use a computerized telescope by Michael A Covington( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first handbook that describes how to start observing the sky with a computerized telescope
The Cambridge eclipse photograhy guide : how and where to observe and photograph solar and lunar eclipses by Jay M Pasachoff( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural language processing for Prolog programmers by Michael A Covington( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chances by Michael A Covington( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After DeAndre is released from prison, he returns to Chicago to discover his sister, Deidre, has grown up and gotten involved with an abusive kingpin, but during his efforts to free Deidre, DeAndre's life is complicated by betrayal and the murder of a childhood friend
Digital SLR astrophotography by Michael A Covington( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this concise guide, experienced astrophotography expert Michael Covington outlines the simple, enduring basics that will enable you to get started, and help you get the most from your equipment. He covers a wide range of equipment, simple and advanced projects, technical considerations, and image processing techniques. Unlike other astrophotography books, this one focuses specifically on DSLR cameras, not astronomical CCDs, non-DSLR digital cameras, or film. This guide is ideal for astrophotographers who wish to develop their skills using DSLR cameras and as a friendly introduction to amateur astronomers or photographers curious about photographing the night sky."--book jacket
Dictionary of computer and Internet terms( )

in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer science by Michael A Covington( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evidence for lexicalism : a critical review by Michael A Covington( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hands-on astronomy : a Cambridge guide to equipment and accessories by Hervé Burillier( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a vast range of astronomical equipment available to the amateur astronomer and this pocket-sized handbook will help the amateur make an informed choice about which instruments are best suited to his or her needs covering binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces, filters, and motors. All selection criteria are taken into account, such as level of experience, budget, and observation site. This handbook will help complete beginners make their first purchases, and provide advice for more experienced amateurs wishing to upgrade their equipment
Dizionario di Internet e computer : 3000 voci del linguaggio informatico e di Internet by Douglas Downing( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un dizionario tecnico per utilizzare la rete, per capire meglio il computer. Il gergo, i termini tecnici, gli acronimi, le sigle, le descrizioni di strumenti, programmi, applicazioni e tecnologie
Practical amateur astronomy by Michael A Covington( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on field notes made by the author during his own career as an amateur astronomer, this unique guide covers both the traditional and novel approaches to studying the night sky. In addition to the more standard techniques, it discusses the latest modern resources available to today's astronomer, such as personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It includes practical advice on aspects such as site selection and weather; provides the reader with detailed instructions for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and all types of deep-sky objects; and it introduces newer specialities such as satellite observing and the use of astronomical databases. The book concludes with detailed information about 200 stars, clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, suitable for viewing with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions. Written to complement How to Use a Computerized Telescope, this book will also appeal to astronomers with more traditional equipment
Telescopios modernos para aficionados by Michael A Covington( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to Use a Computerized Telescope Practical Amateur Astronomy Volume 1 by Michael A Covington( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to Use a Computerized Telescope is the first handbook that describes how to get your computerized telescope up and running, and how to embark on a program of observation. It explains in detail how the sky moves, how your telescope tracks it, and how to get the most out of any computerized telescope. Packed full of practical advice and tips for troubleshooting, it translates the manufacturers' technical jargon into easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, and includes many of the author's tried and tested observing techniques. Early chapters explain how to test your telescope's optics, choose eyepieces and accessories, and diagnose operational problems. The second half of the book then gives detailed instructions for three classic telescopes: the Meade LX200, Celestron NexStar 5 and 8, and Meade Autostar (ETX and LX90). Concentrating mainly on telescope operation and troubleshooting, it is the ideal companion to Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes, also by Michael Covington
Celestial Objects for Modern Telescopes Practical Amateur Astronomy Volume 2 by Michael A Covington( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Based on field notes made by the author during his own career as an amateur astronomer, this unique guide covers both the traditional and novel approaches to studying the night sky. In addition to the more standard techniques, it discusses the latest modern resources available to today's astronomer, such as personal computers, the Internet, and computerized telescopes. It includes practical advice on aspects such as site selection and weather; provides the reader with detailed instructions for observing the Sun, Moon, planets, and all types of deep-sky objects; and it introduces newer specialities such as satellite observing and the use of astronomical databases. The book concludes with detailed information about 200 stars, clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, suitable for viewing with modest-sized telescopes under suburban conditions. Written to complement How to Use a Computerized Telescope, this book will also appeal to astronomers with more traditional equipment
 
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Dictionary of computer and Internet terms
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Covington, M. A. 1957-

Covington, Michael

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Covington, Michael Aaron

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Astrophotography for the amateurDictionary of computer termsSyntactic theory in the High Middle Ages : modistic models of sentence structureCelestial objects for modern telescopesProlog programming in depthHow to use a computerized telescopeThe Cambridge eclipse photograhy guide : how and where to observe and photograph solar and lunar eclipsesNatural language processing for Prolog programmers