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- Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 26.99
France has long been engaged in a very active cultural and scientific diplomacy. It aims both at ensuring and valorising the international presence of France in the domains of language, culture, communication, or higher education and research. This diplomacy is backed by a network of cooperation services in embassies and cultural institutions, as well... more...
- Springer New York 2008; US$ 109.00
China?s most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor to celebrate victory over China after forty years of war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 32.00
There are many books that endeavor to bridge the gap between scientists and laymen, yet too many overemphasize the presentation of scientific findings as hard facts and end up alienating readers from the critical thinking processes involved in science. Whiting attempts to break away from the norm in this revolutionary review of popular astronomy books... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 7.99
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 169.00
This History has its origin in a suggestion, made in September 1990 by former IAU General Secretary Derek McNally, who felt "that a 75 year history of the Union was needed before the col lective memory of those who knew the Union before the Second World War vanished. It would then be a preparatory volume to a centennial history in 2019. " Indeed,... more...
- Springer London 2007; US$ 39.95
Since the advent of astronomical CCD imaging it has been possible for amateurs to produce images of a quality that was attainable only by universities and professional observatories just a decade ago. However, astronomical CCD cameras are still very expensive, and technology has now progressed so that digital cameras ? the kind you use on holiday... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95
Fully updated and revised, this volume reveals techniques to photograph space with a digital camera. New technological developments are included, and the text has been expanded to cover H-alpha light, photographing constellations and basic post-imaging processing. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.99
Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer ?Urwolke?, sie sind damit gewissermaßen Geschwister. Aber genau wie diese besitzen auch die Planeten ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Eigenschaften. Wir Menschen haben gerade erst begonnen, diese faszinierende Vielfalt zu erkunden: vom... more...
- Springer Milan 2007; US$ 29.99
Le economiche webcam stanno rivoluzionando l?imaging astronomico amatoriale, fornendo un?alternativa conveniente ai CCD raffreddati, quanto meno per i soggetti pił luminosi. Le webcam, che costano solo poche decine di euro, sono in grado di realizzare riprese di pił alta risoluzione rispetto alle macchine fotografiche digitali grazie alla maggiore... more...