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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00
In this work, historians in various fields revise the results presented in the first two volumes of the series, which analyzed the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius. While many of their findings remain valid, the subject of analysis proved to be a forgery. Volume III describes how the discovery of forgery was made - a watershed moment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95
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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 59.95
How Astronomy contributed to the educational enlightenment of Glasgow, to its society and to its commerce. The words 'Astronomy' and 'Glasgow' seem an incongruous juxtaposition, and yet the two are closely linked over 500 years of history. This is a tale of enlightenment and scientific progress at both institutional and public levels.... more...
- Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 31.56
<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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...