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  • The Copernican Questionby Robert Westman

    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...

  • The History of Astronomyby Michael Hoskin

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    This introduction to the history of Western astronomy from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-19th century emphasises 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...

  • Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observationby Stelios P. Mertikas

    Springer 2010; US$ 339.00

    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... more...

  • A Brief History of the Universeby J.P. McEvoy

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11

    Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology. Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells... more...

  • The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysicsby Biman B. Nath

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    What if one of the most thrilling stories in the history of science turned out to be wrong? Can urban legends creep into the hallowed grounds of scientific history? As incredible as it may sound, the story of one of the most important elements in modern times – helium - has been often misrepresented in books, encyclopedias, and online sources,... more...

  • The Heavens on Earthby David Aubin; Charlotte Bigg; H. Otto Sibum; Barbara Herrnstein Smith; E. Roy Weintraub

    Duke University Press 2010; US$ 94.95

    A collection exploring the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science, culture. more...

  • Geoid Determinationby Fernando Sans˛; Michael G. Sideris

    Springer 2013; US$ 279.00

    This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on... more...

  • The Astronomical Revolutionby Alexandre Koyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    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: Copernicus, Kepler and Borelli. á more...

  • Im Fokusby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer 2014; US$ 19.99

    Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer ?Urwolke?, sie sind damit gewisserma▀en 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 ratselhaft... more...

  • Geodesyby Zhiping Lu; Yunying Qu; Shubo Qiao

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Geodetic datum (including coordinate datum, height datum, depth datum, gravimetry datum) and geodetic systems (including geodetic coordinate system, plane coordinate system, height system, gravimetry system) are the common foundations for every aspect of geomatics. This course book focuses on geodetic datum and geodetic systems, and describes the basic... more...