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- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 55.00
This is the story of the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th century science. The journey begins in Sri Lanka, the author's native country, with his childhood acquaintance with Fred Hoyle's writings. The action then moves to Cambridge, where the famous Hoyle–Wickramasinghe collaborations... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion, revealing how our understanding of astronomy evolved from Archimedes and Ptolemy to Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. Mathematician Donald Benson shows that ancient theories of planetary motion were based on the assumptions that the Earth was the center of the universe and... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00
In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars. Pickering hired women such as Henrietta Leavitt, who found a way to... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 139.99
Le Verrier was a superb scientist. His discovery of Neptune in 1846 made him the most famous astronomer of his time. He produced a complete theory of the motions of the planets which served as a basis for planetary ephemeris for a full century. Doing this, he discovered an anomaly in the motion of Mercury which later became the first proof of General... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 75.48
Hauptbeschreibung Theologie und Naturwissenschaften, sind das nicht Gegensätze? So erscheinen sie zwar in der medialen Öffentlichkeit, besonders die Fälle Galilei und Darwin werden dann genannt, um daran das Rückzugsgefecht der Kirche gegenüber einer triumphierenden Wissenschaft zu illustrieren. Andreas Losch stellt den Konflikt jedoch als einen... more...
- Springer 2011; US$ 139.99
In their approach to Earth dynamics the authors consider the fundamentals of Jacobi Dynamics (1987, Reidel) for two reasons. First, because satellite observations have proved that the Earth does not stay in hydrostatic equilibrium, which is the physical basis of today's treatment of geodynamics. And secondly, because satellite data have revealed... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00
Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new Capitol of the United States, published several popular almanacs based on his... more...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 18.99
Four hundred years ago, in 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a 'hurried little masterpiece' in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope - of the craters of the moon, and the satellites of Jupiter, observations that forced changes to... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 27.72
In 1777, the Danish astronomer Thomas Bugge (1740-1815) was appointed professor of mathematics and astronomy at the University of Copenhagen. Keen to modernize the existing observatory on top of the Round Tower, he travelled through Germany to Holland and England to learn more about the state of astronomy and instrument-making in these countries. During... more...