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  • William and Caroline Herschelby Michael Hoskin

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschel?s pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observational cosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system:Herschel built instruments far better... more...

  • From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomerby Dave Eagle

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    The beginning astronomical observer passes through a series of stages. The initial stage is hugely exciting and gives the beginner a real buzz as he discovers some of the faint fuzzy objects, markings on the planets, rings around Saturn and the craters on the Moon. But as the novice observer progresses, he or she wants to know what more there is than... more...

  • Space Has No Frontierby John Bromley-Davenport

    Bene Factum Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    An exploration of Lovell's life and achievements in the scientific and political context of the time á The extraordinary life of Bernard Lovell began before World War Iáand his story encompasses many of the great events of theálastá100 years: World War II, the invention of radio astronomy, the space race, the Moon landings, the exploration of... more...

  • 2014 Australasian Sky Guideby Nick Lomb

    Powerhouse Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Compact, easy to use and reliable, this popular guide contains everything you need to know about the southern night sky with monthly astronomy maps, viewing tips and highlights, and details of all the year’s exciting celestial events. Wherever you are in Australia or New Zealand, easy calculations allow you to estimate local rise and set times... more...

  • Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRTby Andy Adamson; John Davies; Ian Robson

    Springer 2013; US$ 259.00

    These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope. The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the... 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...

  • A Comet of the Enlightenmentby Johan C.-E. StÚn

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    The Finnish mathematician and astronomer Anders Johan Lexell (1740-1784) was a long-time close collaborator as well as the academic successor of Leonhard Euler at the Imperial Academy of Sciences in Saint Petersburg. Lexell was initially invited by Euler from his native town of Abo (Turku) in Finland to Saint Petersburg to assist in the mathematical... more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world. One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer,... more...

  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxiesby Lauren Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 65.00

    This up-to-date volume offers student researchers an unexcelled primer on current scientific knowledge about stars. more...