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Astronomy; History

  • The Astronomical Revolutionby Alexandre Koyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    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...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 109.95

    Preface; Part One: The Early Developments in Astronomy: The Beginning 1. Ancient Astronomy 2. The Greeks 3. The Interlude 4. The Renaissance; Part Two: The Era of the Telescope: The Classical Post-Newtonian Period 5. The New Natural Philosophy 6. Astronomy in the Early Twentieth Century; Part Three: Modern Astronomy: The New Astronomies 7. Probing... more...

  • Atlas of Astronomical Discoveriesby Govert Schilling

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95

    This book tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy and details the 100 most important discoveries. Spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, portray distant corners of the universe. 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 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 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...

  • Geodesyby Zhiping Lu; Yunying Qu; Shubo Qiao

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    A full introduction to geodetic data and systems written by well-known experts in their respective fields, this book is an ideal text for courses in geodesy and geomatics covering everything from coordinate and gravimetry data to geodetic systems of all types. more...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 239.00

    This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the geodetic and geophysical investigation and observation techniques. It includes material from the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as covering work from both temporary and permanent observatories. more...

  • Geodäsieby DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2013; US$ 173.68

    Die aktuelle Normenzusammenstellung deckt die Sachgebiete Geodäsie, Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Kartographie, Geoinformation sowie geodätische Instrumente und Geräte ab. Ergänzend wurden Normen aus den Bereichen Messtechnik allgemein, Modulordnung und Toleranzen im Bauwesen, Ausgleichsrechnung, mathematische Statistik und Qualitätsmanagement aufgenommen.... more...

  • Geoid Determinationby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 329.00

    This book explores current techniques for precise determination of the geoid, including computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. Coverage includes actual computations of local geoids, and incorporates the latest GPS and GIS innovations. more...