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  • Heavenly Intrigueby Joshua Gilder; Anne-Lee Gilder

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.95

    Heavenly Intrigue is the fascinating, true account of the seventeenth-century collaboration between Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe that revolutionized our understanding of the universe?and ended in murder.One of history?s greatest geniuses, Kepler laid the foundations of modern physics with his revolutionary laws of planetary motion. But his beautiful... more...

  • Discovering the Solar Systemby Barrie W. Jones

    Wiley 2007; US$ 230.00

    Discovering the Solar System, Second Edition  covers the Sun, the planets, their satellites and the host of smaller bodies that orbit the Sun. This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for science students, and examines the discovery, investigation and modelling of these bodies. Following a thematic approach, chapters... more...

  • Expounding the Mathematical Seedby Agathe Keller

    Springer 2006; US$ 139.00

    In the 5th century the Indian mathematician Aryabhata wrote a famous work on astronomy, the "Aryabhatiya", which gives in its second chapter a summary of Hindu mathematics. This volume contains an introduction and the literal translation of the commentary of Bhaskara, an Indian astronomer, on this mathematical chapter of the "Aryabhatiya". more...

  • National Security Space Launch Reportby Forrest McCartney

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    This report analyzes the major findings and recommendations of the National Security Space Launch Requirements Panel, which was established by the Department of Defense through congressional mandate and facilitated by RAND with the purpose of bringing together experts with extensive space launch and operations background to deliberate the future requirements... more...

  • The Sky is Your Laboratoryby Robert K. Buchheim

    Springer 2007; US$ 39.95

    Written by an astronomer who is well known amongst the amateur and professional community for the skill and quality of his work, this book describes a range of research areas where amateurs are gathering scientific data useful to professional astronomers. It provides explanation of the purpose and value of the amateurs' observations. more...

  • How to Live on Marsby Robert Zubrin

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization. But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who?s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this intrepid pioneer?s... more...

  • Death from the Skies!by Philip Plait

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    With wit, humor, and an infectious love of astronomy that could win over even the science-phobic, this fun and fascinating book reminds us that outer space is anything but remote. The scientist behind the popular website badastronomy.com, Philip Plait presents some of the most fearsome end-of-the-world calamities (for instance, incoming asteroids and... more...

  • The Hands-On Guide for Science Communicatorsby Lars Lindberg Christensen

    Springer 2007; US$ 32.95

    Offers practical advice on all aspects of science communication. This practical guide features a tightly interwoven fabric of issues: product types, target groups, written communication, visual communication, validation processes, practices of efficient work flow, distribution, promotion, advertising, and more. more...

  • Canonical Perturbation Theories, Degenerate Systems, and Resonanceby Sylvio Ferraz-mello

    Springer 2007; US$ 219.00

    Written for advanced graduate and post-graduate students following courses in Perturbation Theory and Celestial Mechanics, this book is also intended to serve as a guide in research work. It gives perturbation theories with details allowing its application to real problems. more...