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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.

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Titles At Your Library

Architecture of the Universe
ISBN: 080534747X

Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Co.,Subs. of Addison Wesley Longman,US. 1979

Book by Apfel, Necia H., Hynek, J.Allen

It's All Relative: Einstein's Theory of Relativity
ISBN: 0688519814

William Morrow & Co. 1981

Provides a firm grasp of the concepts implicit in Einstein's theory of relativity and, through easy demonstrations, encourages creative ways to use this theory

Moon and Its Exploration: A First Book
ISBN: 0531043851

Franklin Watts. 1982

Discusses all aspects of the moon, including its formation, geologic history, discoveries made by the "Apollo" missions, surface features, eclipses, and the moon's effects on the earth, especially the tides

Stars and Galaxies (First Book)
ISBN: 0531043894

Franklin Watts. 1982

Answers questions about the birth and death of stars, how stars radiate light and heat, how galaxies are formed, and how stars are identified, and relates contemporary theory to the sun

Astronomy and planetology (Projects for young scientists)

F. Watts. 1983

Calendars (First Book)
ISBN: 0531100340

Franklin Watts. 1985

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

Space Station (First Book)
ISBN: 0531103943

Franklin Watts. 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: The Birth and Death of Stars
ISBN: 0688072283

Lothrop Lee & Shepard. 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.

Voyager to the Planets
ISBN: 0785757309

Bt Bound. 1999

Orion, The Hunter
ISBN: 0395689627

Clarion Books. 1995

The constellation of Orion, clearly visible in the winter sky, has long inspired myths and stories and fascinated astronomers around the world. In recent years, scientists have made many discoveries about celestial bodies within the Hunter's belt, arms, legs, and weapons. Necia Apfel's clear, concise text, highlighted with diagrams and spectacular full-color photographs, explores and explains intriguing features of Orion, the Hunter-from ancient perspectives on the universe to the birth and evolution of stars. Diagrams, index, bibliography.



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