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Astronomy; Early works to 1800

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  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    "The Almagest", by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest", is the most recent in a long tradition... more...

  • Aristotle's "de Caelo" IIIby Theokritos Kouremenos

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 37.80

    <P>This is the first full-scale commentary on Aristotle's <I>de Caelo</I> III to appear in recent decades. <I>de Caelo</I> III can serve as a good introduction to Aristotle's physics and its character. In it he answers some very general questions about the elements of all material things except celestial objects: how many... more...

  • New Perspectives on Aristotle's De caeloby Alan Bowen; Christian Wildberg

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Aristotle's great ambition in his De caelo was to determine the nature and structure of the geocentric universe. This collection of essays addresses key epistemological and methodological issues raised by the numerous arguments that Aristotle offers. more...

  • Beyond the Moonby James Greig McCully

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2006; US$ 98.00

    Finally, someone has written a comprehensive, easily readable explanation of the tides on earth that is both simple enough for students and solid enough for their professors. Step by step, by analogy and illustration, Beyond the Moon describes how the cyclical motion of the near solar system is impressed upon the earth's oceans, and how the hydraulics... more...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogueby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95

     The publication in 1632 of Galileo?s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican ?marked a crucial moment in the ?scientific revolution? and helped Galileo become the ?father of modern science?. The Dialogue ?contains Galileo?s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus?s... more...

  • Über den Himmelby Alberto Jori

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 112.00

    In dem hier in neuer deutscher Übersetzung von Alberto Jori vorgelegten Traktat "Über den Himmel" hat Aristoteles die in Griechenland seit den Anfängen der rationalen Reflexion über die Physis entwickelten kosmologischen Ideen und Prinzipien kritisch neu durchdacht und eine originelle und organische Sichtweise des Kosmos formuliert, welche im Okzident... more...

  • Galileo On the World Systemsby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 12.95

    Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican , comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate,... more...

  • Relativistic Figures of Equilibriumby Reinhard Meinel; Marcus Ansorg; Andreas Kleinwächter; Gernot Neugebauer; David Petroff

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 59.00

    A valuable 2008 reference on the classical problem of gravitational physics for researchers in general relativity, mathematical physics, and astrophysics. more...

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