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- 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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 54.16
Theologie und Naturwissenschaften, sind das nicht Gegensätze? So erscheinen sie zwar in der medialen Öffentlichkeit, besonders die Fälle Galilei und Darwin werden dann genannt, um daran das Rückzugsgefecht der Kirche gegenüber einer triumphierenden Wissenschaft zu illustrieren. Andreas Losch stellt den Konflikt jedoch als einen modernen Mythos dar.... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 25.99
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...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 159.00
Here is an account of the life and work of Thomas Gold, one of the most remarkable astrophysicists in the second half of the 20th century. Based on Gold's autobiography, this book is edited by the Cambridge astrophysicist and science historian Simon Mitton. more...
- Springer Milan 2012; US$ 19.95
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...
- Springer New York 2013; US$ 179.00
This book explores the scientific career of a man whose 1846 discovery of Neptune made him the most famous astronomer of his time, while his arrogance and bad temper made him many enemies, even to the point of his dismissal as Director of the Paris Observatory. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 39.95
This engaging book offers insight into the beginnings of radio astronomy and the role of a pioneering woman in astronomy. Includes an overview of solar astrophysics and the tools of the radio astronomer. Includes numerous historical photographs. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 55.00
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... more...