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Astronomy; History

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of Astronomyby Walter W. Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...