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  • 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...

  • Integrable Systems in Celestial Mechanicsby Diarmuid O'Mathuna

    Springer 2008; US$ 139.00

    This work presents a unified treatment of three important integrable problems relevant to both Celestial and Quantum Mechanics. Under discussion are the Kepler (two-body) problem and the Euler (two-fixed center) problem, the latter being the more complex and more instructive, as it exhibits a richer and more varied solution structure. Further, because... 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...

  • Ordering the Heavensby Bruce S. Eastwood

    BRILL 2007; US$ 147.00

    Based on scores of medieval manuscript texts and diagrams, this book shows how Roman sources were used in the age of Charlemagne to reintroduce and expand a qualitative picture of articulated geometrical order in the heavens. more...

  • Galileo for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Buzz Aldrin

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists... 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 age... more...

  • Defending Copernicus and Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Although recent works on Galileo's trial have reached new heights of erudition, documentation, and sophistication, they often exhibit inflated complexities, neglect 400 years of historiography, or make little effort to learn from Galileo. This book strives to avoid such lacunae by judiciously comparing and contrasting the two Galileo affairs, that... more...

  • Under the Radarby W.M. Goss

    Springer 2009; US$ 189.00

    This is the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912 to 1981). As the first female radio astronomer (and one of the first people in the world to consider radio astronomy), she made classic contributions to solar radio physics. She also played a major role in the design of the Australian government's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research radars,... more...

  • Space Manifold Dynamicsby Ettore Perozzi; Sylvio Ferraz-Mello

    Springer 2010; US$ 219.00

    The term "Space Manifold Dynamics" (SMD) was proposed during the workshop "Novel Spaceways for Scientific and Exploration Missions" for describing new types of spacecraft trajectories that could revolutionize how space missions are designed. Obtained by applying the dynamical system approach to mission design, these trajectories... more...

  • 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...