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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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Jedem Stadtbewohner fällt auf, dass wir nachts aufgrund immer heller werdender künstlicher Beleuchtung kaum mehr Sterne am Himmel sehen können. Doch dies ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, was den Verlust natürlicher nächtlicher Dunkelheit betrifft. Menschen und Tiere - darunter Nachtfalter, Zugvögel und Meeresschildkröten... more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby ; Thomas hrke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.50

    Strömten auf dem Mars einst gewaltige Flüsse? Wie beherrschen Dunkle Energie und Dunkle Materie die Entwicklung des Universums? Was ist ihre Natur? Welche Rolle spielen Schwarze Löcher bei der Entwicklung von Galaxien? Solche hochaktuellen Fragen versuchen Astrophysiker und Kosmologen in diesem Buch zu beantworten. Sachlich und kompetent... more...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Information Handling in Astronomy - Historical Vistasby André Heck;

    Springer 2004; US$ 151.00

    The authors discuss the evolution of information handling in astronomy in the 20th century, particularly the latter decades. The text is not hyperspecialized, but conveys detailed and important information about how to - and how not to - collate and publish information. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    Account of the extraordinary career of mid-nineteenth-century astronomer. more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    ?A classic introduction to Galileo?s masterpiece.??William A. Wallace, author of Galileo?s Logic of Discovery and Proof more...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 80.00

    Unique coverage of subject, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

  • Galileoby Stillman Drake

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 7.99

    Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...