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- 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...
- Wiley 2007; US$ 190.00
The dynamic field of astrochemistry brings together ideas of physics, astrophysics, biology and chemistry to the study of molecules between stars, around stars and on planets. Astrochemistry: from Astronomy to Astrobiology provides a clear and concise introduction to this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary subject. Starting with the Molecular Universe,... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 22.00
* Allows the reader to quickly and easily grasp the math, fundamentals, and general concepts involved in astronomy. * Covers techniques for using telescopes, the challenges of amateur astrophotography, and the special problems of observing the sky at ''invisible wavelengths''. * Unlike most books on the topic, it presents general concepts first and... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95
Astronomy can be considered the oldest scientific study. Since the beginning of time, people have looked to the stars to explain the world around them. Encompassing disciplines as diverse as astrophysics, celestial mechanics, extragalactic astrophysics, and planetary astronomy, the study of space and astronomy has come a long way. From the invention... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 135.00
This is the proceedings of the International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies which was held near Tokyo, Japan, in November 2003. The meeting brought together many scientists from vast fields ? nuclear physics, particle physics, cosmic-ray physics, cosmology, astronomy, geophysics, and others ? to promote discussion and collaboration.... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 29.99
Die preisgekrC6nte Biographie des norwegische Schriftstellers Atle Naess fuhrt den Leser auf eine fesselnde Reise durch die HC6hen und Tiefen des Lebens einer der schillerndsten PersC6nlichkeiten der europC$ischen Wissenschaftsgeschichte - Galileo Galilei. Mit feinsinniger Empathie entwickelt Naess das Portrait eines Mannes, der sich selbst durch die... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 109.00
This book deals with the fundamentals of wave optics, polarization, interference, diffraction, imaging, and the origin, properties, and optical effects of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. Techniques developed during the last few decades to overcome atmospheric image degradation (including passive methods, speckle interferometry in particular,... more...
- Springer 2006; US$ 119.00
Based on the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Chaotic Worlds: From Order to Disorder in Gravitational N-Body Dynamical Systems", this textbook provides a reference volume for the students and researchers in gravitational n-body systems. more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99
Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 29.95
Provides an astronomy review suitable for the popular science-level reader. This book covers various major astronomical news on topics beyond the Solar System, placing them in the context of the longer-term goals of astronomers and astrophysicists around the world. It captures the excitement and vibrancy of modern astronomical research. more...