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

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; A.F. Aveni; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer New York 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World, that is, to use the methods of archaeology and insights of modern astronomy explore how astronomy was practiced before the invention of the telescope. It thus reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean,... more...

  • Visual Astronomy Under Dark Skiesby Antony Cooke

    Springer London 2006; US$ 44.95

    Modern astronomical telescopes, along with other advances in technology, have brought the deep sky ? star clusters, nebulae and the galaxies ? within reach of amateur astronomers. And it isn?t even necessary to image many of these deep-sky objects in order to see them; they are within reach of visual observers using modern techniques and enhancement... more...

  • Granting the Seasonsby Nathan Sivin

    Springer New York 2008; Not Available

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    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$ 30.00

    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...

  • Tantrasa?graha of N?laka??ha Somay?j?by Krishnamurthi Ramasubramanian; M. S. Sriram

    Springer London 2011; US$ 179.00

    The Tantrasangraha significantly influenced early astronomy in India. This English edition, prepared from authentic Sanskrit editions, includes necessary mathematical relations, illustrative examples, figures and tables using modern mathematical notation. more...

  • To Measure the Skyby Frederick R. Chromey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00

    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...