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Astronomy; History

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Geoid Determinationby Fernando Sansō; 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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Manilius, "Astronomica" Buch Vby Wolfgang Hübner

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 280.00

    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...