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Astronomy

  • Starlight Detectivesby Alan Hirshfeld

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age 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...

  • Astronomy and Big Databy Kieran Jay Edwards; Mohamed Medhat Gaber

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    With the onset of massive cosmological data collection through media such as the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), galaxy classification has been accomplished for the most part with the help of citizen science communities like Galaxy Zoo. Seeking the wisdom of the crowd for such Big Data processing has proved extremely beneficial. However, an analysis... 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...

  • Observing by Handby Omar W. Nasim

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope’s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena.            ... 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...

  • Incoming Asteroid!by Duncan Lunan

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    Incoming Asteroid' is based on a project within ASTRA (the Association in Scotland to Research into Astronautics) to provide scientific answers to the question what would we do if we knew there was going to be an asteroid impact in ten years? time or less? Clearly there are many things humanity can do nothing about, for example an unseen object traveling... more...