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  • 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...

  • The Day We Found the Universeby Marcia Bartusiak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.   On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble?s proclamation... more...

  • Discoverers of the Universeby Michael Hoskin

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III, and of William's sister, Caroline, who assisted him in his observations of the night sky and became an accomplished astronomer... more...

  • The Dynamical Behaviour of our Planetary Systemby Rudolf Dvorak; Jacques Henrard

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    Proceedings of the Fourth Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium on Celestial Mechanics more...

  • Dynamics and Mission Design Near Libration Points - Vol Iby G Gómez; J Llibre; R Martínez; C Simó

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2001; US$ 128.00

    In this book the problem of station keeping is studied for orbits near libration points in the solar system. The main focus is on orbits near halo ones in the (Earth+Moon)–Sun system. Taking as starting point the restricted three-body problem, the motion in the full solar system is considered as a perturbation of this simplified model. All the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Fred Hoyle's Universeby Jane Gregory

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 29.99

    Fred Hoyle was a down-to-earth, argumentative Yorkshireman who became the voice of British astronomy. For fifty years, he spoke out for astronomy in the newspapers, on government committees, at scientific meetings, in popular books and on the radio. He devised the steady-state theory of the universe and worked out how the elements are formed in the... more...

  • From Hubble to Hubbleby Connie Jankowski

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Much of what we know today about Earth is from images taken by cameras on powerful telescopes. Edwin Hubble changed our view of the universe. Working in an observatory, he found that there are other galaxies besides the Milky Way. He also showed that the universe is still growing. Lyman Spitzer, Jr. proposed placing telescopes in space, and in 1990,... more...

  • Galileoby Stillman Drake

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    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...