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Bob King - Author

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Books by Bob King

Urban Legends from Space The Biggest Myths About Space Demystified

Urban Legends from Space The Biggest Myths About Space Demystified

Author: Bob King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

Whether or not you're into sci-fi or SpaceX, you've probably called a meteor a falling star and think astronauts float around in space stations because there's no gravity. Bob King, author of Wonders of the Night Sky and writer for Sky & Telescope magazine, explains the truth behind myths of navigation and landmarks, celestial bodies and government conspiracies. Compasses don't always point north; the sun isn't yellow and Galileo didn't invent the telescope. King explains why some people believed they found Bigfoot on Mars and many other myths - and provides us with concrete evidence to put those misconceptions to bed. No matter what you think you know, there's something new King can teach you about our universe.

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die The Guide to Extraordinary Curiosities of Our Universe

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die The Guide to Extraordinary Curiosities of Our Universe

Author: Bob King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Do you enjoy looking at the night sky but aren't sure how to keep track of what you've seen? Maybe you're looking to take your night watching to another level and find more incredible sights? Bob King's bucket list collection of 70 must-see night sky wonders and darky sky destinations will fill your nights with adventure and the ability to see some of the incredible phenomenon of the sky. Learn how to find and all about the brightest and best stars, planets, meteors, comets and constellations using the naked eye, binoculars, telescopes and apps. Complete with background information, sight-seeing activities, technological resources and a comprehensive checklist to keep track of your travels, this is the ultimate pocket resource for any sky watcher. This book will feature 70 different activities and 60 photographs.

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die

Wonders of the Night Sky You Must See Before You Die

Author: Bob King Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

Do you enjoy looking at the night sky but aren't sure how to keep track of what you've seen? Maybe you're looking to take your night watching to another level and find more incredible sights?Bob King's bucket list collection of 57 must-see night sky wonders and dark sky destinations will fill your nights with adventure and the ability to see some of the incredible phenomenon of the sky. Learn how to find and all about the brightest and best stars, planets, meteors, comets and constellations using the naked eye, binoculars, telescopes and apps. Complete with background information, sight-seeing activities, technological resources and a comprehensive checklist to keep track of your travels, this is the ultimate pocket resource for any sky watcher. This book will feature 57 different activities and 60 photos.

To Tell You The Truth

To Tell You The Truth

Author: Bob King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

To Tell You The Truth

To Tell You The Truth

Author: Bob King Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/02/2018

Night Sky with the Naked Eye How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders without a Telescope

Night Sky with the Naked Eye How to Find Planets, Constellations, Satellites and Other Night Sky Wonders without a Telescope

Author: Bob King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

Covering both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, Bob lays out a series of activities that are fun and educational while teaching you how to track and see the international space station as well as find a meteor shower and traditional night sky activities like identifying constellations. In Face to Face with the Planets, there's an introduction to the best way to see the planets and follow the phases of the moons. Along the way, Bob shows readers how to use the Internet, iPads and other resources to enhance and help our experience, making this a truly modern and updated night sky book.

The Bob King Collection

The Bob King Collection

Author: Bob King Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2016

Brescia Bugatti

Brescia Bugatti

Author: Bob King Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2012

The history of the Bugatti really begins with the development of the successful 16-valve Type 13 model dubbed 'Brescia' after its triumph in the 1921 Voiturette race in Brescia, Italy. The victory lead to Bugatti's incredible racing success throughout that decade and the next. The Brescia Bugatti, written by renowned Bugatti enthusiast Bob King, provides an in-depth account of the origins, evolution and success of what is arguably the most revered car in early motor racing history. Including previously unpublished Bugatti factory data, this definitive, superbly illustrated book documents all surviving vehicles with current details and photographs. This deluxe cloth-bound limited edition is printed on high-quality art paper and comes with an imitation 1966 racing competitor's bookmark listing individual edition number. Only 700 copies were printed.

Final Mission: Spooky 8

Final Mission: Spooky 8

Author: Bob King Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2010

IN VIETNAM THEY TRAINED HIM TO DO WHAT NO ONE ELSE WOULD.For seventeen years, Bob King, who began his military career as a member of the Special Forces Unit in Vietnam, led an incredible double life, carrying out the U.S. government's high-risk missions-- without involving its military. Then, in 1992, King and his men, secret members of a U.S. Tactical Reconnaissance Team, were sent to Colombia. The mission was "e;an easy breather,"e; until the men walked into an ambush and found out the real reason they were there. They had been sent to die.IN SOUTH AMERICA, HE HELPED THEM FIGHT THEIR DIRTY LITTLE WAR.With three men dead, and King himself wounded, the band of mercenaries began a desperate battle for survival-- and for the truth-- that led from South America all the way to Washington, D.C. Now, in this chilling, action-packed book, Bob King goes public: with the covert operations he carried out, the hidden deals he witnessed, and the horrific shadow war he survived-- against a U.S. government desperate to bury its secrets and its own men.NOW HE KNEW THEIR SECRETS. AND THEY WANTED HIM DEAD.