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  • Integrable Systems in Celestial Mechanicsby Diarmuid Ó'Mathúna

    Birkhäuser Boston 2008; US$ 124.55

    Direct involvement with the subject area of the present work dates from my years with NASA at its Electronics Research Center (ERC) in Cambridge, M- sachusetts, in the 1960s. However, my approach to the problems of mathem- ical physics had been shaped earlier in my time as a graduate student in the Mathematics Department at MIT. The passage of time... more...

  • Weighing the Worldby Edwin Danson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49

    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$ 25.19

    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...

  • 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...

  • Women in Early British and Irish Astronomyby Mary Brück

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 138.52

    Careers in astronomy for women were a rarity in Britain and Ireland until well into the twentieth century. This book investigates the place of women in astronomy before that era, recounted in the form of biographies of women born between 1650 and 1900. 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...

  • 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...

  • The Formation of Starsby Steven W. Stahler; Francesco Palla

    Wiley 2008; US$ 130.00 US$ 112.67

    This book is a comprehensive treatment of star formation, one of the most active fields of modern astronomy. The reader is guided through the subject in a logically compelling manner. Starting from a general description of stars and interstellar clouds, the authors delineate the earliest phases of stellar evolution. They discuss formation activity... more...

  • Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomyby Rhonda Martens

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 99.95 US$ 85.96

    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...

  • Under the Radarby Miller Goss; Richard McGee

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 170.49

    This is the biography of Ruby Payne-Scott (1912 to 1981). As the first female radio astronomer (and one of the first people in the world to consider radio astronomy), she made classic contributions to solar radio physics. She also played a major role in the design of the Australian government's Council for Scientific and Industrial Research radars,... more...