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- 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...
- Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00
Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 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...
- 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...