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  • Galileo Galileiby Atle Naess

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 44.95

    This text presents an account of the great mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei. The story of his life and times, of his epoch-making experiments and discoveries, of his stubbornness and pride, of his patrons in the house of Medici, of his enemies and friends - all is brought vividly to life in this book. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Galileoby Peter Machamer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    This 1998 collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. more...

  • Galileo in Romeby William R. Shea

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    A detailed, revisionist study of the life and career of the great Italian scientist offers a focused analysis of Galileo's relationship with the Catholic Church, discussing the theological furor caused by Galileo's Dialogue, the scientist's own role in the conflict, and the events of his trial by the Inquisition. (Biography). more...

  • Astronomy Demystifiedby Stan Gibilisco

    McGraw-Hill Education 2002; US$ 22.00

    * Allows the reader to quickly and easily grasp the math, fundamentals, and general concepts involved in astronomy. * Covers techniques for using telescopes, the challenges of amateur astrophotography, and the special problems of observing the sky at ''invisible wavelengths''. * Unlike most books on the topic, it presents general concepts first and... more...

  • Astrochemistryby Andrew M. Shaw

    Wiley 2007; US$ 190.00

    The dynamic field of astrochemistry brings together ideas of physics, astrophysics, biology and chemistry to the study of molecules between stars, around stars and on planets. Astrochemistry: from Astronomy to Astrobiology provides a clear and concise introduction to this rapidly evolving multidisciplinary subject. Starting with the Molecular Universe,... more...

  • Space and Astronomyby Scott and Bobbi McCutcheon

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95

    Astronomy can be considered the oldest scientific study. Since the beginning of time, people have looked to the stars to explain the world around them. Encompassing disciplines as diverse as astrophysics, celestial mechanics, extragalactic astrophysics, and planetary astronomy, the study of space and astronomy has come a long way. From the invention... more...

  • Origin Of Matter And Evolution Of Galaxies 2003by M. Terasawa; S Kubono; T Kishida

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 234.00

    This is the proceedings of the International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies which was held near Tokyo, Japan, in November 2003. The meeting brought together many scientists from vast fields ? nuclear physics, particle physics, cosmic-ray physics, cosmology, astronomy, geophysics, and others ? to promote discussion and collaboration.... 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...

  • Diffraction-limited Imaging With Large And Moderate Telescopesby Swapan K Saha

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 189.00

    This book deals with the fundamentals of wave optics, polarization, interference, diffraction, imaging, and the origin, properties, and optical effects of turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere. Techniques developed during the last few decades to overcome atmospheric image degradation (including passive methods, speckle interferometry in particular,... more...

  • Copernicus' Secretby Jack Repcheck

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99

    Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that... more...