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  • 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...

  • 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 Essential Galileoby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.95

    Spanning Galileo?s entire career, this new collection presents an annotated translation of Galileo?s most important writings as judged by their historical impact from the seventeenth century to the present. It thus presents not only those writings that bear most closely on key developments in physics, astronomy, epistemology, and scientific methodology,... more...

  • A More Perfect Heavenby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun, not the earth, at the center of our universe, and set the earth spinning among the other planets. Over the next two decades, Copernicus expanded his theory... 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Gerhard Beutler

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 89.95

    G. Beutler's Methods of Celestical Mechanics is a coherent textbook for students as well as an excellent reference for practitioners. The first volume gives a thorough treatment of celestial mechanics and presents all the necessary mathematical details that a professional would need. 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...