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  • The Ballet of the Planetsby Donald Benson

    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...

  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler ? 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer ? reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...

  • Making Wavesby W. M. Goss

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.95

    This book is an abbreviated, partly re-written version of 'Under the Radar - The First Woman in Radio Astronomy: Ruby Payne-Scott.' It addresses a general readership interested in historical and sociological aspects of astronomy and presents the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912 – 1981). As the first female radio astronomer (and one... more...

  • It Came From Outer Space Wearing an RAF Blazer!by Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    To British television viewers, the name ‘Patrick Moore’ has been synonymous with Astronomy and Space Travel since he first appeared on The Sky at Night in 1957. To amateur astronomers he has been a source of inspiration, joy, humour and even an eccentric role model since that time. Most people know that his 55 years of presenting The Sky... more...

  • Ordering the Heavensby Bruce S. Eastwood

    BRILL 2007; US$ 147.00

    Based on scores of medieval manuscript texts and diagrams, this book shows how Roman sources were used in the age of Charlemagne to reintroduce and expand a qualitative picture of articulated geometrical order in the heavens. more...

  • Copernicus and the Aristotelian Traditionby André Goddu

    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...

  • Dynamics and Mission Design Near Libration Points - Vol Iby G Gómez; J Llibre; R Martínez; C Simó

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 220.00

    In this book the problem of station keeping is studied for orbits near libration points in the solar system. The main focus is on orbits near halo ones in the (Earth+Moon)–Sun system. Taking as starting point the restricted three-body problem, the motion in the full solar system is considered as a perturbation of this simplified model. All the... more...

  • A Journey with Fred Hoyleby Chandra Wickramasinghe; Kamala Wickramasinghe

    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...

  • Starlight Detectivesby Alan Hirshfeld

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age more...

  • James Van Allenby Abigail Foerstner

    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...