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Astronomy

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  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler ? 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer ? reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...

  • The Metal-Rich Universeby Garik Israelian; Georges Meynet

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 76.00 US$ 62.32

    This book covers metal-rich stars for researchers and graduate students in extragalactic astronomy. more...

  • Guidebook for the Scientific Travelerby Duane S. Nickell

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 19.00

    A one-of-a-kind guidebook for planning astronomy and space-themed trips across America--50 space-related and astronomical attractions grouped by theme; state-by-state index of destinations; detailed descriptions, visitor information and websites for every site.Albert Einstein Memorial * Adler Planetarium * Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center * Keck... more...

  • Il cielo sopra a Romaby Roberto Buonanno

    Springer Milan 2007; US$ 14.15

    L?astronomia a Roma c? sempre stata, ma un po? nascosta: era nei palazzi, nelle chiese o, meglio, sopra le chiese, specole disseminate lungo un percorso che oramai conoscono in pochi. I romani hanno assistito, incuriositi ed impauriti, al rogo di Giordano Bruno in un angolo di Campo de' Fiori a loro familiare, ma probabilmente non capirono bene... more...

  • Particulate Gravity Currents (Special Publication 31 of the IAS)by W. D. McCaffrey; J. Peakall; B. C. Kneller

    Wiley 2009; US$ 179.95 US$ 155.96

    This volume arises from the conference Sediment Transport and Deposition by Particulate Gravity Currents held in the UK in 1998. The field of particulate gravity currents ranges from turbidity currents in the oceans, lakes and reservoirs to pyroclastic density currents and avalanches, debris flows and lahars, grainflows, powder snow avalanches, effluent... more...

  • Weighing the Worldby Edwin Danson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    At the start of the 18th century, no one knew with any certainty the shape of the earth. Was our planet a perfect sphere or slightly squashed as Newton proposed? Master-surveyor and bestselling author Edwin Danson here presents the stories of the scientists and scholars who cut their way through jungles, crossed the artic tundra, and braved the world's... more...

  • Fred Hoyle's Universeby Jane Gregory

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Fred Hoyle was a down-to-earth, argumentative Yorkshireman who became the voice of British astronomy. For fifty years, he spoke out for astronomy in the newspapers, on government committees, at scientific meetings, in popular books and on the radio. He devised the steady-state theory of the universe and worked out how the elements are formed in the... more...

  • Galileo for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Buzz Aldrin

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists... more...

  • Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomyby Rhonda Martens

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 99.95 US$ 79.96

    Johannes Kepler contributed importantly to every field he addressed. He changed the face of astronomy by abandoning principles that had been in place for two millennia, made important discoveries in optics and mathematics, and was an uncommonly good philosopher. Generally, however, Kepler's philosophical ideas have been dismissed as irrelevant and... more...

  • Adventures in Celestial Mechanicsby Victor G. Szebehely; Hans Mark

    Wiley 2008; US$ 170.00 US$ 147.33

    A fascinating introduction to the basic principles of orbital mechanics It has been three hundred years since Isaac Newton first formulated laws to explain the orbits of the Moon and the planets of our solar system. In so doing he laid the groundwork for modern science's understanding of the workings of the cosmos and helped pave the way to the... more...