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  • The Lord of Uraniborgby Victor E. Thoren; John Robert Christianson

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 85.00

    A biography of Tycho Brahe. more...

  • Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomyby Peter Grego; David Mannion

    Springer 2010; US$ 29.95

    In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick start the science of observational astronomy - an event that proved to be of enormous historic, scientific, and cultural importance. "Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomy" will feature the life and achievements of Galileo, around which has pivoted the story of four centuries of telescopic... more...

  • Benjamin Bannekerby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new Capitol of the United States, published several popular almanacs based on his... 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 in her own... more...

  • Shifting the Earthby Arthur Mazer

    Wiley 2011; US$ 64.95

    Discover how mathematics and science have propelled history From Ancient Greece to the Enlightenment and then on to modern times, Shifting the Earth: The Mathematical Quest to Understand the Motion of the Universe takes readers on a journey motivated by the desire to understand the universe and the motion of the heavens. The author presents a thought-provoking... more...

  • Jacobi Dynamicsby S.V. Ferronsky; S.A. Denisik

    Springer 2011; US$ 189.00

    In their approach to Earth dynamics the authors consider the fundamentals of Jacobi Dynamics (1987, Reidel) for two reasons. First, because satellite observations have proved that the Earth does not stay in hydrostatic equilibrium, which is the physical basis of today's treatment of geodynamics. And secondly, because satellite data have revealed... more...

  • Galileoby John Heilbron

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    Four hundred years ago, in 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a 'hurried little masterpiece' in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope - of the craters of the moon, and the satellites of Jupiter, observations that forced changes to... 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...

  • Jenseits der Konflikteby Andreas Losch

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 81.24

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... more...

  • James Van Allenby Abigail Foerstner

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Astrophysicist and space pioneer James Van Allen (1914-2006), for whom the Van Allen radiation belts were named, was among the principal scientific investigators for twenty-four space missions, including Explorer I in 1958, the first successful U.S. satellite; Mariner 2's 1962 flyby of Venus, the first successful mission to another planet; and the... more...