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  • Laboratory Astrochemistryby Stephan Schlemmer; Thomas Giesen; Harald Mutschke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 112.50

    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...

  • Antologíaby José Antonio Ramos Sucre

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    José Antonio Ramos Sucre (Cumaná, 9 de junio de 1890-Ginebra, Suiza, 13 de junio de 1930). Venezuela. Nació en Cumaná el 9 de junio de 1890. Hijo de Jerónimo Ramos Martínez y de Rita Sucre Mora. Empezó sus estudios en Cumaná en la escuela Don Jacinto Alarcón. En 1900 fue a Carúpano para ser educado por su padrino y tío paterno, José Antonio Ramos Martínez,... more...

  • Reflections on the Astronomy of Glasgow: A story of some 500 yearsby David Clarke

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 59.95

    How Astronomy contributed to the educational enlightenment of Glasgow, to its society and to its commerce. The words 'Astronomy' and 'Glasgow' seem an incongruous juxtaposition, and yet the two are closely linked over 500 years of history. This is a tale of enlightenment and scientific progress at both institutional and public levels.... 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...

  • Astronomy in India, 1784?1876by Joydeep Sen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. more...

  • Galileis denkende Handby Horst Bredekamp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Galileo?s Thinking Hand represents a fundamental revision of the earlier work Galileo, the Artist published in 2007. The sections incorrectly identifying a forgery as the work of Galileo have been corrected. The work sheds light on the artistic aspects of Galileo?s research life, drawing on a greatly expanded documentational basis.... 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...

  • 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...