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- 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 119.75
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$ 15.55
La scienza č un?esaltante avventura che č costume raccontare attraverso le gesta dei grandi. Esiste perņ 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$ 163.30
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$ 38.09
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$ 34.00
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 83.82
Proceedings of the Third Alexander von Humboldt Colloquium on Celestial Mechanics more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99
The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstitionof Galileo as a lonely, courageous freethinker oppressed by a reactionary and anti-intellectual institution fearful of losing its power and influence. But is this an accurate picture? In his provocative reexamination... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 46.80
This beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschel?s pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observational cosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system: Herschel built instruments far... more...