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  • Ebbe und Flut - Gezeiten des Erosby Sylvia Zwettler-Otte

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2010; US$ 26.57

    Liebe bedeutet, sich an andere Menschen, Ideen oder Dinge zu binden, aber auch, sich notfalls wieder auf sich zurückzuziehen. Beides kann befruchtend oder zerstörend wirken - wie Ebbe und Flut. Ausgehend von Freuds Triebdualismus der beiden Grundtriebe Eros und Todestrieb werden psychoanalytische Konzepte erörtert, die für das Verständnis dieser seelischen... 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...

  • Astronomy Methodsby Hale Bradt

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 71.00

    A 2003 introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena that underlie quantitative astronomy. 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...

  • 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 Philip... more...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 73.00

    Unique coverage of subject, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Account of the extraordinary career of mid-nineteenth-century astronomer. more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    ?A classic introduction to Galileo?s masterpiece.??William A. Wallace, author of Galileo?s Logic of Discovery and Proof more...

  • Galileoby Stillman Drake

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...

  • A Journey With Fred Hoyleby Chandra Wickramasinghe

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 177.00

    This is the story of the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th century science. The journey begins in Sri Lanka, the author's native country, with his childhood acquaintance with Fred Hoyle's writings. The action then moves to Cambridge, where the famous Hoyle?Wickramasinghe collaborations begin. more...