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Astronomy; History

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  • The Astronomical Revolutionby Alexandre Koyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 104.95

    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...

  • The Day We Found the Universeby Marcia Bartusiak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.   On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble?s proclamation... more...

  • Geodetic and Geophysical Observations in Antarcticaby Alessandro Capra; Reinhard Dietrich

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    Due to their unique geophysical and geodynamic environment, both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions are often utilized for geodetic and geophysical observations. This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the scientific investigation and observation techniques of the polar regions at both temporary and permanent observatories. Most... more...

  • Manilius, "Astronomica" Buch Vby Wolfgang Hübner

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 293.00

    Recently there has been a constant increase in secondary literature on Manilius? cosmological didactic poem, written in the late-Augustan/early-Tiberian period. However, a concentration on ideological-political or narratological perspectives means that attention has been focused on individual passages, prooemia, excurses or other marginal sections,... more...

  • Atlas of Astronomical Discoveriesby Govert Schilling

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    This title offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design. It examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. It features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, that portray distant corners of the universe. Author Govert Schilling... more...

  • Surveying Instruments and their Operational Principlesby L. Fialovszky

    Elsevier Science 1991; US$ 72.95

    The book gives a detailed theoretical background of the constructional principles of instruments necessary for the most general tasks of surveying. Undergraduate and graduate students will find it very useful in surveying studies to get acquainted with the broad variety of instruments, both classical and new ones. At the same time, specialists in... more...

  • Mindsteps to the Cosmosby Gerald S. Hawkins

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 113.00

    Mindsteps to the Cosmos shows how modern global civilization depends on giant leaps of understanding that have been made in the past. Science and technology have been inspired and formulated by the sky — the cosmos in which we live. Human development could not have taken place on a cloud-shrouded planet. Mathematics was invented to track the... 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...