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- OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99
An introduction to the history of Western astronomy from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid nineteenth century. Emphasis is given to such topics as the merging of Babylonian and Greek astronomy in later Antiquity, Kepler's conversion of astronomy into a branch of dynamics, and the first explorations of the universe of stars. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 326.71
These Proceedings include the written version of papers presented at the IAG International Symposium on "Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation 2008". The Symposium was held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-27 June 2008 and organized by the Laboratory of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. The meeting was arranged by... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656?1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of modern... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 99.95
In 1543, Nicolaus Copernicus publicly defended his hypothesis that the earth is a planet and the sun a body resting near the center of a finite universe. But why did Copernicus make this bold proposal? And why did it matter? The Copernican Question reframes this pivotal moment in the history of science, centering the story on a conflict over the... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99
Tracing the evolution of humankind?s pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00
Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man?s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe.... more...
- CRC Press 2016; US$ 90.00
Astronomy is the field of science devoted to the study of astronomical objects, such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the universe through hundreds of years of painstaking observations. These observations are interpreted by the use of physical and chemical laws familiar to mankind. These interpretations... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 13.32
Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer ?Urwolke?, sie sind damit gewissermaßen Geschwister. Aber genau wie diese besitzen auch die Planeten ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Eigenschaften. Wir Menschen haben gerade erst begonnen, diese faszinierende Vielfalt zu erkunden: vom... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 91.98
A full introduction to geodetic data and systems written by well-known experts in their respective fields, this book is an ideal text for courses in geodesy and geomatics covering everything from coordinate and gravimetry data to geodetic systems of all types. more...
- CRC Press 2003; US$ 109.95
From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity... more...