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  • Galileis denkende Handby Horst Bredekamp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 106.10

    Galileis denkende Hand stellt eine grundlegende Überarbeitung des im Jahr 2007 erschienenen Werkes Galilei, der Künstler dar. Bereinigt um eine fehlerhafte Zuschreibung, entfaltet es auf stark erweiterter Grundlage das künstlerische Element von Galileis Forscherleben. Zahlreiche neue Einsichten lassen Galileis Darstellungs- und Analysemittel... more...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 265.33

    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...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 80.00

    Unique coverage of numerical simulation of gravitational systems, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

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

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 33.95

    In 1633 the Roman Inquisition concluded the trial of Galileo Galilei with a condemnation for heresy. The trial was itself the climax of a series of events which began two decades earlier (in 1613) and included another series of Inquisition proceedings in 1615-1616. Besides marking the end of the controversy that defines the original episode, the condemnation... more...

  • Galileo: A Very Short Introductionby Stillman Drake

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. more...

  • A Journey With Fred Hoyleby Chandra Wickramasinghe

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    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 begin. more...

  • The Three-Body Problemby Mauri Valtonen; Hannu Karttunen

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 112.00

    This book surveys statistical and perturbation methods for the solution of the general three body problem. 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...

  • Space and Astronomyby Scott and Bobbi McCutcheon

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95

    Astronomy can be considered the oldest scientific study. Since the beginning of time, people have looked to the stars to explain the world around them. Encompassing disciplines as diverse as astrophysics, celestial mechanics, extragalactic astrophysics, and planetary astronomy, the study of space and astronomy has come a long way. From the invention... more...