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  • Adventures in Celestial Mechanicsby Victor G. Szebehely; Hans Mark

    Wiley 2008; US$ 165.00

    VICTOR G. SZEBEHELY, DEng, PhD(1921-1997), was Professor and former chairman of the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department of the University of Texas at Austin. He served as a consultant to the U.S. Air Force Space Command. HANS MARK, PhD, is Professor in the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department of the University... more...

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Account of the extraordinary career of mid-nineteenth-century astronomer. 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...

  • The Ballet of the Planetsby Donald Benson

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomersby Virginia Trimble; Thomas R. Williams; Katherine Bracher; Richard A. Jarrell; F. Jamil Rajep; Thomas Hockey; Marvin Bolt; Jordan D. Marche; Joann Palmeri

    Springer 2007; US$ 499.00

    The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides... more...

  • 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...

  • Celestial Dynamicsby Rudolf Dvorak; Christoph Lhotka

    Wiley 2013; US$ 145.00

    Rudolf Dvorak, now serving at the Institute of Astronomy in Vienna, has gained research experience in planet research at international institutions including the Bureau des Longitudes in Paris. More than 130 publications provide proof. Dr. Christoph Lhotka is member of Rudolf Dvorak's workgroup, and an expert with the software Mathematica. more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world. One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer,... more...

  • A Comet of the Enlightenmentby Johan C.-E. Stén

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740-1784) was a long-time close collaborator as well as the academic successor of Leonhard Euler at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. Lexell was initially invited by Euler from his native town of Abo (Turku) in Finland to Saint Petersburg to assist in the mathematical... more...