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  • The History of Astronomy: A Very Short Introductionby Michael Hoskin

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    An introduction to the history of Western astronomy from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid nineteenth century. Emphasis is given to 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...

  • David Levy's Guide to Eclipses, Transits, and Occultationsby David H. Levy

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers. more...

  • Measuring the Universeby Albert Van Helden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    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 modern... more...

  • To Measure the Skyby Frederick R. Chromey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. more...

  • History of Astronomyby John Lankford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 360.00

    This Encyclopedia traces the history of the oldest science from the ancient world to the space age in over 300 entries by leading experts. 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 Schemata of the Starsby E.A. Paschos; Panagiotis Sotiroudis

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    Most of the knowledge of ancient Greek science survived through Byzantine codices. A short Byzantine article, extant in three manuscripts, contains advanced astronomical ideas and pre-Copernican diagrams; it presents improvements on ancient and medieval astronomy. This important book includes the edited version and translation of the text and analyzes... more...

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 83.95

    Astronomy is the field of science devoted to the study of astronomical objects, such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the universe through hundreds of years of painstaking observations. These observations are interpreted by the use of physical and chemical laws familiar to mankind. These interpretations... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Timeby Samuel L. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Im Fokus: Sonnensystemby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 14.15

    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...