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- Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99
Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 173.77
This is the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912 to 1981). As the first female radio astronomer (and one of the first people in the world to consider radio astronomy), she made classic contributions to solar radio physics. She also played a major role in the design of the Australian government's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research radars,... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 191.00
Drawing on a half century of scholarship, of Polish studies of Copernicus and Cracow University, and of Copernicus's sources, this book offers a comprehensive re-evaluation of Copernicus's achievement, and explains his commitment to the uniform, circular motions of celestial bodies, and his views about hypotheses. 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...
- Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 184.63
Produced by experts in the field, this treatise applies the fundamentals of Jacobi dynamics to the physical properties of the bodies in the solar system. It offers material to researchers in various branches of astronomy, geophysics, planetology and cosmogony. more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.95
Astrophysicist and space pioneer James Van Allen (1914-2006), for whom the Van Allen radiation belts were named, was among the principal scientific investigators for twenty-four space missions, including Explorer I in 1958, the first successful U.S. satellite; Mariner 2's 1962 flyby of Venus, the first successful mission to another planet; and the... 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...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 26.99
The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion. The book shows how our understanding of planetary motion evolved from ancient Greece to the time of Newton. It illustrates the interaction between theory and observation, the scientific method, a process still central to the science of today. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 119.46
Here is an account of the life and work of Thomas Gold, one of the most remarkable astrophysicists in the second half of the 20th century. Based on Gold's autobiography, this book is edited by the Cambridge astrophysicist and science historian Simon Mitton. more...