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Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Account of the extraordinary career of mid-nineteenth-century astronomer. more...

  • Als die Welt still standby Atle Naess; K. Hartmann-Butt

    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...

  • 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...

  • Benjamin Bannekerby Heather Lehr Wagner

    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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Galileoby Peter Machamer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    This 1998 collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. 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...

  • Defending Copernicus and Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Although recent works on Galileo's trial have reached new heights of erudition, documentation, and sophistication, they often exhibit inflated complexities, neglect 400 years of historiography, or make little effort to learn from Galileo. This book strives to avoid such lacunae by judiciously comparing and contrasting the two Galileo affairs, that... more...

  • Documenta Copernicanaby Andreas Kühne; Stefan Kirschner

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 291.00

    Documenta Copernicana : Urkunden, Akten und Nachrichten. Texte und Übersetzungen more...

  • Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"by Lisa Yount

    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...

  • Galileoby Stillman Drake

    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...