To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
United States
All Shops

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £33 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £26 per year
Academic & Professional Books  History & Other Humanities  History of Science & Nature

The Royal Observatory Greenwich A Glance at its History and Work

By: E Walter Maunder(Author)
326 pages
The Royal Observatory Greenwich
Click to have a closer look
  • The Royal Observatory Greenwich ISBN: 9781108065061 Paperback Aug 2013 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £31.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

A reprint of a classical work in the Cambridge Library Collection.

When this highly illustrated work first appeared in 1900, the day-to-day business of an astronomer was prone to misapprehension; the reality tended to be clouded by the temptation to imagine observatories as preoccupied with making awe-inspiring discoveries and glimpsing distant worlds. Describing himself as a hybrid between an engineer and an accountant, astronomer Edward Walter Maunder (1851 - 1928) explodes the romantic myths and takes the reader on an entertaining tour of the history and real purposes of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. Founded with the sole aim of advancing navigation at sea, the observatory originally confined its activities to the accurate compilation of celestial charts. In exploring the observatory's various departments and the lives of its Astronomers Royal, Maunder shows how its remit slowly expanded into heliography, meteorology, spectroscopy and the study of magnetism, which transformed it from a tool of the Navy to a major institution in contemporary astronomy.


1. Introduction
2. Flamsteed
3. Halley and his successors
4. Airy
5. The observatory buildings
6. The time department
7. The transit and circle departments
8. The altazimuth department
9. The magnetic and meteorological departments
10. The heliographic department
11. The spectroscopic department
12. The astrographic department
13. The double-star department


Customer Reviews

By: E Walter Maunder(Author)
326 pages
Current promotions
New and Forthcoming BooksNHBS Moth TrapBritish Wildlife MagazineBuyers Guides