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  • Solar Historyby Claudio Vita-Finzi

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    Beyond the four centuries of sunspot observation and the five decades during which artificial satellites have monitored the Sun - that is to say for 99.99999 per cent of the Sun's existence - our knowledge of solar history depends largely on analogy with kindred main sequence stars, on the outcome of various kinds of modelling, and on indirect... more...

  • Gravity, a Geometrical Courseby Pietro Giuseppe Frè

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    ‘Gravity, a Geometrical Course’ presents general relativity (GR) in a systematic and exhaustive way, covering three aspects that are homogenized into a single texture: i) the mathematical, geometrical foundations, exposed in a self consistent contemporary formalism, ii) the main physical, astrophysical and cosmological applications, ... more...

  • Gravity, a Geometrical Courseby Pietro Giuseppe Frè

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    ‘Gravity, a Geometrical Course’ presents general relativity (GR) in a systematic and exhaustive way, covering three aspects that are homogenized into a single texture: i) the mathematical, geometrical foundations, exposed in a self consistent contemporary formalism, ii) the main physical, astrophysical and cosmological applications, ... more...

  • The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysicsby Biman B. Nath

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    What if one of the most thrilling stories in the history of science turned out to be wrong? Can urban legends creep into the hallowed grounds of scientific history? As incredible as it may sound, the story of one of the most important elements in modern times – helium - has been often misrepresented in books, encyclopedias, and online sources,... more...

  • Le Verrierby James Lequeux

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Le Verrier was a superb scientist. His discovery of Neptune in 1846 made him the most famous astronomer of his time. He produced a complete theory of the motions of the planets which served as a basis for planetary ephemeris for a full century. Doing this, he discovered an anomaly in the motion of Mercury which later became the first proof of General... more...

  • Einführung in die moderne Kosmologieby Andrew Liddle; Sybille Otterstein

    Wiley 2012; US$ 45.00

    Dank sich stets verbessernder boden- und weltraumgestützter Teleskope stehen der Kosmologie inzwischen Daten zur Verfügung, die Rückschlüsse auf immer frühere Phasen des Universums und Vergleiche mit Modellvorstellungen erlauben. Daher gewinnt die Kosmologie in den Astronomiekursen der Universitäten beständig an Wichtigkeit.... more...

  • Astronomie und Astrophysikby Alfred Weigert; Heinrich J. Wendker; Lutz Wisotzki

    Wiley 2012; US$ 52.50

    Dieses Lehrbuch ist ein Grundkurs im besten Sinne: Beginnend mit den physikalischen und technischen Grundlagen, die für das Verständnis der weiteren astrophysikalischen Ausführungen benötigt werden, vermittelt es solides Wissen für die moderne Astrophysik, ist klar geschrieben, reich bebildert und auch in den mathematischen... more...

  • The Heavens on Earthby David Aubin; Charlotte Bigg; H. Otto Sibum; Barbara Herrnstein Smith; E. Roy Weintraub

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 94.95

    A collection exploring the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science, culture. more...

  • Geoid Determinationby Fernando Sansò; Michael G. Sideris

    Springer 2013; US$ 279.00

    This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on... more...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Heribert Nobis; Anna Maria Pastori

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 308.00

    Der neue Band der Gesamtausgabe, die seit 1973 erscheint, bringt Schriften zur Dokumentation der Aufnahme der Copernicanischen Lehre. Es werden nicht nur der volle Wortlaut der ausschließlich in ihren Vorworten bekannten auf die Copernicanische Wende bezüglichen Texte ediert, sondern auch die frühen Kommentare bzw. Erläuterungen zum Hauptwerk, die... more...