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Astronomy; History

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  • Measuring the Universeby Albert Van Helden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    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... more...

  • A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)by Walter W. Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A History of Astronomy , first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy ? Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,... more...

  • 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$ 289.00

    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...

  • Beyond the Solar Systemby Mary Kay Carson

    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...

  • Geoid Determinationby Fernando SansÚ; 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. † more...