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  • In Search of William Gascoigneby David Sellers

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    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...

  • Le Verrierby James Lequeux

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    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...

  • Celestial Dynamicsby Rudolf Dvorak; Christoph Lhotka

    Wiley 2013; US$ 140.00

    Written by an internationally renowned expert author and researcher, this monograph fills the need for a book conveying the sophisticated tools needed to calculate exo-planet motion and interplanetary space flight. It is unique in considering the critical problems of dynamics and stability, making use of the software Mathematica, including supplements... more...

  • Documenta Copernicanaby Andreas Kühne; Stefan Kirschner

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 291.00

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

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Heribert Nobis; Anna Maria Pastori

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 308.00

    Der neue Band der Gesamtausgabe, die seit 1973 erscheint, bringt Schriften zur Dokumentation der Aufnahme der Copernicanischen Lehre. Es werden nicht nur der volle Wortlaut der ausschließlich in ihren Vorworten bekannten auf die Copernicanische Wende bezüglichen Texte ediert, sondern auch die frühen Kommentare bzw. Erläuterungen zum Hauptwerk, die... more...

  • William and Caroline Herschelby Michael Hoskin

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschel?s pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observational cosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system:Herschel built instruments far better... more...

  • A Comet of the Enlightenmentby Johan C.-E. Stén

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740-1784) was a long-time close collaborator as well as the academic successor of Leonhard Euler at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. Lexell was initially invited by Euler from his native town of Abo (Turku) in Finland to Saint Petersburg to assist in the mathematical... more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world. One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer,... more...

  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • Space Has No Frontierby John Bromley-Davenport

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    An exploration of Lovell's life and achievements in the scientific and political context of the time   The extraordinary life of Bernard Lovell began before World War I and his story encompasses many of the great events of the last 100 years: World War II, the invention of radio astronomy, the space race, the Moon landings, the exploration of... more...