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  • Astronomy with a Home Computerby Neale Monks

    Springer London 2006; US$ 49.95

    Here is a one-volume guide to just about everything computer-related for amateur astronomers! Today?s amateur astronomy is inextricably linked to personal computers. Computer-controlled "go-to" telescopes are inexpensive. CCD and webcam imaging make intensive use of the technology for capturing and processing images. Planetarium software provides... more...

  • Astronomy with your Personal Computerby Peter Duffett-Smith

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    The first edition of this very successful book was one winner of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 'Astronomy Book of the Year' awards in 1986. There are a further seven subroutines in the new edition which can be linked in any combination with the existing twenty-six. Written in a portable version of BASIC, it enables the amateur astronomer... more...

  • Celestial Dynamicsby Rudolf Dvorak; Christoph Lhotka

    Wiley 2013; US$ 145.00

    Written by an internationally renowned expert author and researcher, this monograph fills the need for a book conveying the sophisticated tools needed to calculate exo-planet motion and interplanetary space flight. It is unique in considering the critical problems of dynamics and stability, making use of the software Mathematica, including supplements... more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    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, doctor,... more...

  • Das Ende der Nachtby Thomas Posch; Franz Hölker; Thomas Uhlmann; Anja Freyhoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Every city dweller is aware that we are seeing fewer stars at night due to the increasing amount of artificial lighting. But that is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as the loss of natural nocturnal darkness is concerned. Humans and animals worldwide are now suffering from the disrupted rhythm of day and night due to extreme lighting at night. In... more...

  • Das Leben der Sterneby Matthias Heyssler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 9.99

    Das Essential beschreibt die Entwicklung der Sterne aus den interstellaren Wolken. Nach einer Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Zustandsgrößen und ihrer physikalischen Zusammenhänge präsentiert der Autor die Grundlage der Dynamik interstellarer Wolken. Er formuliert Bedingungen, die zur Bildung der Vorstufen unserer Sterne, der sogenannten Protosterne,... more...

  • Databases & On-line Data in Astronomyby M.A Albrecht; D. Egret

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Data archiving has, for many years, been the most disregarded aspect of all data systems. The increase in numbers of telescopes, both groundbased and space-borne, and the increase in efficiency of detectors have generated overwhelming amounts of data. Much of these data were and are not used on short timescales and (should) have been archived,... more...

  • Documenta Copernicanaby Andreas Kühne; Stefan Kirschner

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 307.00

    Ausdrücklich ausgeklammert sind in der vorliegenden neuen Münchner Edition der Urkunden, Akten und Nachrichten die Marginalia von Copernicus in gedruckten Werken, seine astronomischen Beobachtungen, seine Rezepte und die Münzschriften, die den Bänden IV,1 und IV,2 (?Opera minora"), die sich bereits in Vorbereitung befinden, vorbehalten... more...

  • Ebbe und Flut - Gezeiten des Erosby Sylvia Zwettler-Otte

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 23.65

    Liebe bedeutet, sich an andere Menschen, Ideen oder Dinge zu binden, aber auch, sich notfalls wieder auf sich zurückzuziehen. Beides kann befruchtend oder zerstörend wirken - wie Ebbe und Flut. Ausgehend von Freuds Triebdualismus der beiden Grundtriebe Eros und Todestrieb werden psychoanalytische Konzepte erörtert, die für das Verständnis dieser seelischen... more...

  • Einführung in die moderne Kosmologieby Andrew Liddle; Sybille Otterstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit.... more...