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  • The Cambridge Companion to Galileoby Peter Machamer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 40.00

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

  • Galileo in Romeby William R. Shea

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    A detailed, revisionist study of the life and career of the great Italian scientist offers a focused analysis of Galileo's relationship with the Catholic Church, discussing the theological furor caused by Galileo's Dialogue, the scientist's own role in the conflict, and the events of his trial by the Inquisition. (Biography). 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...

  • Als die Welt still standby Atle Naess; K. Hartmann-Butt

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 29.99

    Die preisgekrC6nte Biographie des norwegische Schriftstellers Atle Naess fuhrt den Leser auf eine fesselnde Reise durch die HC6hen und Tiefen des Lebens einer der schillerndsten PersC6nlichkeiten der europC$ischen Wissenschaftsgeschichte - Galileo Galilei. Mit feinsinniger Empathie entwickelt Naess das Portrait eines Mannes, der sich selbst durch die... more...

  • Copernicus' Secretby Jack Repcheck

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99

    "No other biography of which I am aware treats the life of this scientific giant more vividly than this one." -- New York Times Book Review more...

  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler ? 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer ? reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... 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...

  • Integrable Systems in Celestial Mechanicsby Diarmuid O'Mathuna

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    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...