WorldCat Identities

Burnham, Robert 1947-

Overview
Works: 37 works in 159 publications in 6 languages and 3,359 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Charts, diagrams, etc  Juvenile works  Maps  Children's maps  Guidebooks  History  Literature  Popular works  Scientific atlases 
Roles: Author, Publishing director, Creator, Director
Classifications: QB64, 520
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Burnham
Great comets by Robert Burnham( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectacular and mysterious objects that come and go in the night sky, comets have dwelt in our popular culture for untold ages. As remnants from the formation of the Solar system, they are objects of key scientific research and space missions. As one of nature's most potent and dramatic dangers, they pose a threat to our safety--and yet they were the origin of our oceans and perhaps even life itself. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of the biggest and most awe-inspiring of all comets: those that have earned the title "Great." Robert Burnham focuses on the Great comets Hyakutake in 1996 and Hale-Bopp in 1997, which gripped attention worldwide because, for many, they were the first comets ever seen. He places these two recent comets in the context of their predecessors from past ages, among them the famous Comet Halley. Great Comets explains the exciting new discoveries that have come from these magnificent objects and profiles the spaceprobes to comets due for launch in the next few years. The book even takes a peek behind Hollywood's science-fiction fantasies to assess the real risks humanity faces from potential impacts of both comets and asteroids. For everyone interested in astronomy, this exciting book reveals the secrets of the Great Comets and provides essential tools for keeping up to date with comet discoveries in the future. -- Publisher's description
Advanced skywatching : the backyard astronomer's guide to starhopping and exploring the universe by Robert Burnham( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astronomy guide to the stars and the universe, including histories of astronomical discovery and science
The Reader's Digest children's atlas of the universe by Robert Burnham( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes star charts, maps, and satellite photos of the planets and coverage of such topics as distant galaxies and black holes as well as hands-on projects
Practical skywatching by Robert Burnham( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read star charts and the night sky. Discusses equipment for skywatchers. Explores the universe
Comet Hale-Bopp : find and enjoy the great comet by Robert Burnham( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Backyard astronomy : your guide to starhopping and exploring the universe( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A color-illustrated guide to stargazing that presents advice on equipment and observing the sun, moon, stars, and other features of the sky. Includes maps
Caves, cliffs & canyons by Robert Burnham( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the starry sky by Robert Burnham( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Exploring the Starry Sky is the perfect guide for anyone interested in stargazing for the first time. With large, colorful, and easy-to-use star maps, it contains simple directions for finding all of the major stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. For each season, two star charts show all the major sights that can be seen from suburban or rural locations. For those who already have binoculars or a small telescope, more detailed maps spotlight special regions of interest. Additional sections show where the planets are from now until 2006, when to look for meteor showers, and dates and places of upcoming eclipses of the Sun and Moon. Easy to use and fun, Exploring the Starry Sky is an enjoyable introduction to sky-watching for every beginner."--BOOK JACKET
A guide to backyard astronomy : your guide to starhopping and exploring the universe( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The star book by Robert Burnham( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's atlas of the universe by Robert Burnham( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Up to the minute maps and diagrams explain the wonders of the universe with more than 100 illustrations of space items, clear explanations of complext concepts, detailed seasonal star maps, projects & activities, glossary, etc
Spacewatching( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to advanced skywatching : the backyard astronomer's guide to starhopping and exploring the universe( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorful illustrations enhance this introduction to astronomical observations
Astronomía : guía del cielo nocturno by Robert Burnham( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guided tour of the universe composed of photographs, diagrams, and star maps is a practical reference to the night sky. Each aspect of the solar system is covered, from star formations and the expansion of the universe to the evolution of astronomy and the latest technological developments. Planetary research, sky-gazing, and cosmology are discussed and advice is given for buying telescopes
Astronomie : le guide du ciel nocturne by Robert Burnham( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy : a guide to the night sky by Robert Burnham( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Skywatching by David H Levy( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probing the universe - observing the sky - star charts - starhopping guide - exploring space
Astronomy( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Australian Geographic guide to space watching : the amateur astonomer's guide to starhopping and exploring the universe by Robert Burnham( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burnham's celestial handbook : an observer's guide to the Universe beyond the solar system by Robert Burnham( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an extensive introduction in Volume I, which gives the beginner enough information to follow about 80% of the body of the material, the author gives comprehensive coverage to the thousands of celestial objects outside our solar system that are within the range of telescopes in the two- to twelve-inch range
 
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Audience level: 0.26 (from 0.10 for A guide to ... to 0.92 for Astronomie ...)

Great comets
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Advanced skywatching : the backyard astronomer's guide to starhopping and exploring the universeThe Reader's Digest children's atlas of the universePractical skywatchingComet Hale-Bopp : find and enjoy the great cometBackyard astronomy : your guide to starhopping and exploring the universeCaves, cliffs & canyonsExploring the starry skySpacewatching
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