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- Springer 2012; US$ 99.99
William Gascoigne (c.1612-44) was the inventor of the telescopic sight and micrometer (instruments crucial to the advance of astronomy). His name is now known to historians of science around the world. For some considerable time after his tragic death at the age of 32 in the English Civil War, however, it seemed as if his achievements would be consigned... 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 73.00
This book presents basic methods for numerical simulation of gravitational systems, demonstrating how to develop clear and elegant algorithms. It explains the fundamental mathematical tools needed to describe the dynamics of a large number of mutually attractive particles, and the techniques needed to model various known planetary and astrophysical... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 30.00
Born in Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century, Agnes Mary Clerke achieved fame as the author of A History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century. This biography describes the life of the woman who became the leading commentator of her time on astronomy and astrophysics in the English-speaking world. more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99
Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 97.00
The book surveys statistical and perturbation methods for the solution of the general three body problem, providing solutions based on combining orbit calculations with semi-analytic methods for the first time. This book is essential reading for students in this rapidly expanding field. more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 35.99
This text presents an account of the great mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei. The story of his life and times, of his epoch-making experiments and discoveries, of his stubbornness and pride, of his patrons in the house of Medici, of his enemies and friends - all is brought vividly to life in this book. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
A detailed, revisionist study of the life and career of the great Italian scientist offers a focused analysis of Galileo's relationship with the Catholic Church, discussing the theological furor caused by Galileo's Dialogue, the scientist's own role in the conflict, and the events of his trial by the Inquisition. (Biography). more...