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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Necia Halpern Apfel  

Pen Name: Necia H. Apfel


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1930 in Mount Vernon, New York

-- Necia H. Apfel on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Since 1955, Apfel has lived and worked in the Chicagoland area.

Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

  • Architecture of the Universe, Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company, 1979
  • It`s All Relative, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1981
  • Moon and It`s Explorations, Franklin Watts, 1982
  • Stars & Galaxies, Franklin Watts, 1982
  • Astronomy & Planetology, Franklin Watts, 1984
  • Calendars, Franklin Watts, 1985
  • Space Law, Franklin Watts, 1985
  • Space Station, Franklin Watts, 1987
  • Nebulae, The Birth and Death of Stars, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1988
  • Voyager to the Planets, Clarion, 1991
  • Orion, the Hunter, Clarion, 1995.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Architecture of the universe /
ISBN: 080534747x. OCLC Number:

Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co.,. Menlo Park, Calif. :. ©1979.

It's all relative :
ISBN: 0688519814. OCLC Number:

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. New York :. ©1981.

Discusses the basic principles of relativity and uses "thought experiments" to explain concepts such as the relationship between space and time, gravitation and acceleration, and the curvature of space.

The moon and its exploration /
ISBN: 0531043851. OCLC Number:

F. Watts,. New York :. 1982.

Discusses the geological features, movement, and recent exploration of Earth's closest neighbor.

Stars and galaxies /
ISBN: 0531043894. OCLC Number:

Watts,. New York :. 1982.

Discusses the formation, composition, and placement of stars and groups of stars throughout the universe.

Calendars /
ISBN: 0531100340. OCLC Number:

F. Watts,. New York :. 1985.

Discusses a number of calendars since time began, which were developed by cultures as they discovered patterns in nature.

Space station /
ISBN: 0531103943. OCLC Number:

F. Watts,. New York :. 1987.

Discusses the achievements of outer space exploration in this century and examines future possibilities such as a permanent space station, colonies in space, and journeys outside the solar system.

Nebulae :
ISBN: 0688072283. OCLC Number:

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. New York :. ©1988.

Describes how nebulae or clouds of dust particles and gases in space form from the residue of dying stars and how some nebulae contain matter from which stars are born.

Orion, the Hunter /
ISBN: 0395689627. OCLC Number:

Clarion Books,. New York :. ©1995.

The constellation Orion and its separate nebulae are introduced, described, and pictured. A concise text, diagrams, and spectacular full-color photographs illustrate fascinating aspects of Orion, including the many discoveries scientists have made about the celestial bodies within the constellation and the historical myths it has inspired.



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