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  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 264.27

    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$ 4.43

    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...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.99

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named... more...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 80.00

    Unique coverage of numerical simulation of gravitational systems, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    This book is an account of the extraordinary career of the mid-nineteenth-century astronomer Agnes Mary Clerke. more...

  • Intelligent Information Retrieval: The Case of Astronomy and Related Space Sciencesby Andre Heck; Fionn Murtagh

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 81.40

    Intelligent information Retrieval comprehensively surveys scientific information retrieval, which is characterized by growing convergence of information expressed in varying complementary forms of data - textual, numerical, image, and graphics; by the fundamental transformation which the scientific library is currently being subjected to; and... more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95

    In 1633 the Roman Inquisition concluded the trial of Galileo Galilei with a condemnation for heresy. The trial was itself the climax of a series of events which began two decades earlier (in 1613) and included another series of Inquisition proceedings in 1615-1616. Besides marking the end of the controversy that defines the original episode, the condemnation... more...

  • Galileo: A Very Short Introductionby Stillman Drake

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. more...

  • A Journey With Fred Hoyleby Chandra Wickramasinghe

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    This is the story of the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th century science. The journey begins in Sri Lanka, the author's native country, with his childhood acquaintance with Fred Hoyle's writings. The action then moves to Cambridge, where the famous Hoyle?Wickramasinghe collaborations begin. more...