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  • 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$ 112.27

    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...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.75

    This volume contains commentaries, annotations, and a German translation of the texts published in Volume VIII, 1 on the reception and dissemination of Copernican theory in the 16 th century. In addition to analyzing the works of Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514?1574) on heliocentric cosmology, it provides extensive interpretation of the... more...

  • Laboratory Astrochemistryby Stephan Schlemmer; Thomas Giesen; Harald Mutschke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 181.00 US$ 156.87

    Written by leading scientists in the field and intended for a broader readership, this is an ideal starting point for an overview of current research and developments. As such, the book covers a broad spectrum of laboratory astrophysics and chemistry, describing recent advances in experiments, as well as theoretical work, including fundamental physics... 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...

  • Periodic, Quasi-Periodic and Chaotic Motions in Celestial Mechanics: Theory and Applicationsby Alessandra Celletti; Sylvio Ferraz-Mello

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 234.75

    Selected papers from the Fourth Meeting on Celestial Mechanics, CELMEC IV San Martino al Cimino (Italy), 11-16 September 2005 more...

  • Astronomy with a Home Computerby Neale Monks

    Springer London 2006; US$ 30.25

    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...

  • Astronomers Anonymousby Steve Ringwood

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 30.25

    This parody of a typical "Lonely Hearts column," specifically written for troubled astronomers, features questions and answers about astronomy that entertains as well as informs. It offers much practical advice as well as stories on the history of astronomy. more...

  • The Urban Astronomer's Guideby Rod Mollise

    Springer London 2006; US$ 35.30

    This book covers the "why," "how," and "what" of astronomy under light-polluted skies. It is aimed at urban astronomers and showcases the countless objects - galaxies, nebulae, and star clusters - that can be seen in even in heavily light polluted urban skies. more...

  • Observing and Measuring Visual Double Starsby R. W. Argyle

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 44.92

    The revised 2nd edition of this popular book adds much new material, including a guide to sketching double stars and tips on imaging doube stars of unequal brightness. Includes access to double star catalogs, software and more via the Springer Extras web site. more...