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  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 350.00

    This volume contains commentaries, annotations, and a German translation of the texts published in Volume VIII, 1 on the reception and dissemination of Copernican theory in the 16 th century. In addition to analyzing the works of Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514?1574) on heliocentric cosmology, it provides extensive interpretation of the... 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...

  • Adventures in Celestial Mechanicsby Victor G. Szebehely; Hans Mark

    Wiley 2008; US$ 165.00

    A fascinating introduction to the basic principles of orbital mechanics It has been three hundred years since Isaac Newton first formulated laws to explain the orbits of the Moon and the planets of our solar system. In so doing he laid the groundwork for modern science's understanding of the workings of the cosmos and helped pave the way to the... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    This book is an account of the extraordinary career of the mid-nineteenth-century astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke. more...

  • Arminio Nobile e la misura del cieloby Massimo Capaccioli; Silvia Galano

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 19.99

    La scienza è un?esaltante avventura che è costume raccontare attraverso le gesta dei grandi. Esiste però un?altra storia, altrettanto avvincente ma con poca voce, scritta dai tanti gregari e potenziali campioni cui la sorte, spesso nemmeno troppo cieca, ha negato la gloria. Questo libro parla di uno di loro e del suo piccolo mondo sulla collina di... more...

  • The Ballet of the Planetsby Donald Benson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 26.99

    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$ 44.00

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

  • A Comet of the Enlightenmentby Johan Sten

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This full-length biography of Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740?1784) reveals him as a lucid observer of the intellectual landscape of enlightened Europe. It examines his life as well as his prolific scientific output. more...

  • Copernicus' Secretby Jack Repcheck

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99

    Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that... more...