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  • From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomerby Dave Eagle

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 37.00

    This guide is for budding stargazers who want to develop observing skills beyond mere sightseeing and learn some of the techniques used to carry out enjoyable and scientifically useful observations. Includes useful exercises to help develop observing skills. more...

  • 2014 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 28.95 US$ 25.09

    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...

  • 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in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is criticized and often portrayed as outdated.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...

  • Galileis denkende Handby Horst Bredekamp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    Galileis denkende Hand stellt eine grundlegende Überarbeitung des im Jahr 2007 erschienenen Werkes Galilei, der Künstler dar. Bereinigt um eine fehlerhafte Zuschreibung, entfaltet es auf stark erweiterter Grundlage das künstlerische Element von Galileis Forscherleben. Zahlreiche neue Einsichten lassen Galileis Darstellungs- und Analysemittel... more...