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  • Encyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals)by Norriss S. Hetherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology , first published in 1993, recounts the history, philosophical assumptions, methodological ambiguities, and human struggles that have influenced the various responses to the basic questions of cosmology through the ages, as well as referencing important scientific theories. Just as the recognition of social conventions... more...

  • 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...

  • A Galileo Forgeryby Paul Needham; Horst Bredekamp; Irene Brückle

    De Gruyter 2014;

    In this work, historians in various fields revise the results presented in the first two volumes of the series, which analyzed the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius. While many of their findings remain valid, the subject of analysis proved to be a forgery. Volume III describes how the discovery of forgery was made - a watershed moment in the continuing... more...

  • Worlds Without Endby Mary-Jane Rubenstein

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    “Multiverse? cosmologies imagine our universe as just one of a vast number of others. While this idea has captivated philosophy, religion, and literature for millennia, it is now being considered as a scientific hypothesis—with different models emerging from cosmology, quantum mechanics, and string theory. Beginning with ancient Atomist and Stoic... more...

  • Science and Spectacleby John Agar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    This book relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. more...

  • Advances in Chemical Physics, Quantum Information and Computation for Chemistryby Sabre Kais; Birgitta Whaley; Aaron R. Dinner; Stuart A. Rice

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    Examines the intersection of quantum information and chemical physics The Advances in Chemical Physics series is dedicated to reviewing new and emerging topics as well as the latest developments in traditional areas of study in the field of chemical physics. Each volume features detailed comprehensive analyses coupled with individual points of view... more...

  • Das Ende der Nachtby Thomas Posch; ; Franz lker; Thomas Uhlmann; Anja Freyhoff

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Jedem Stadtbewohner fällt auf, dass wir nachts aufgrund immer heller werdender künstlicher Beleuchtung kaum mehr Sterne am Himmel sehen können. Doch dies ist nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, was den Verlust natürlicher nächtlicher Dunkelheit betrifft. Menschen und Tiere - darunter Nachtfalter, Zugvögel und Meeresschildkröten... more...

  • The Accidental Universeby Alan Lightman

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 13.11

    In The Accidental Universe , physicist and novelist Alan Lightman explores the emotional and philosophical questions raised by discoveries in science, focusing most intently on the human condition and the needs of humankind. Here, in a collection of exhilarating essays, Lightman shows us our own universe from a series of fascinating and diverse... more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby ; Thomas hrke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2014; US$ 26.50

    Wie läuft die Fahndung nach der zweiten Erde? Wie beherrschen Dunkle Energie und Dunkle Materie die Entwicklung des Universums? Dieses Buch ist ein aktueller Reiseführer zu den Grenzen der heutigen Erkenntnis. Alle Beiträge in diesem Buch sind hochaktuell und von Fachleuten aus der Forschung geschrieben. Sie geben den Stand der aktuellen... 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...