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  • Einstein Was Right!by Karl Hess

    Pan Stanford Publishing 2014; US$ 34.95

    All modern books on Einstein emphasize the genius of his relativity theory and the corresponding corrections and extensions of the ancient space?time concept. However, Einstein?s opposition to the use of probability in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is criticized and often portrayed as outdated. The author... 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...

  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • Analytical Chemistry in Spaceby Richard E. Wainerdi

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Analytical Chemistry in Space presents an analysis of the chemical constitution of space, particularly the particles in the solar wind, of the planetary atmospheres, and the surfaces of the moon and planets. Topics range from space engineering considerations to solar system atmospheres and recovered extraterrestrial materials. Mass spectroscopy in... more...

  • The Earth's Shape and Gravityby G. D. Garland; J. A. Jacobs; J. T. Wilson

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 31.95

    The Earth's Shape and Gravity focuses on the progress of the use of geophysical methods in investigating the interior of the earth and its shape. The publication first offers information on gravity, geophysics, geodesy, and geology and gravity measurements. Discussions focus on gravity measurements and reductions, potential and equipotential surfaces,... more...

  • Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Dirk Brouwer; Gerald M. Clemence

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Methods of Celestial Mechanics provides a comprehensive background of celestial mechanics for practical applications. Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that is devoted to the motions of celestial bodies. This book is composed of 17 chapters, and begins with the concept of elliptic motion and its expansion. The subsequent chapters are... more...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 350.00

    Herausgegeben von Heribert M. Nobis, Menso Folkerts, Stefan Kirschner und Andreas Kühne Die neue, kritische und kommentierte Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Nicolaus Copernicus erscheint seit 1973. Das Editionsprojekt, ursprünglich während des Zweiten Weltkriegs gestartet, war in der Nachkriegszeit zum Erliegen gekommen. Nur die ersten... more...

  • Das Leben der Sterneby Matthias Heyssler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 4.55

    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...

  • The Cosmic Oceanby Paul K. Chappell

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2015; US$ 12.99

    The Cosmic Ocean shares the treasures that Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate and Iraq War veteran, who grew up in a violent household, has extracted from trauma. To explain how these treasureswhich take the form of timeless truthscan help us solve our personal, national, and global problems, this book uses personal stories and extensive research... more...

  • Einführung in die moderne Kosmologieby Andrew Liddle; Sybille Otterstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00 US$ 39.00

    Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgest?tzter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verf?gung, die R?ckschl?sse auf immer fr?here Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universit?ten best?ndig an Wichtigkeit. Die "Einf?hrung in die... more...