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  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    "The Almagest", by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, "A Survey of the Almagest", is the most recent in a long tradition... more...

  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • L' astronomie et son histoireby Jean-RenÚ Roy

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1982; US$ 44.25

    Le livre de Jean-René Roy nous présente une vaste synthèse des connaissances présentes en astronomie. Le grand mérite du livre est de dérouler son sujet en parallèle avec une histoire de l’astronomie. Le côté historique est ici beaucoup plus qu’un luxe. Il redonne leurs dimensions vraies aux réponses... more...

  • Orbitsby Guochang Xu; Jia Xu

    Springer 1900; US$ 129.00

    The development of the orbits theory lags behind the development of satellite technology. This book provides, for the first time in the history of human satellite development, the complete third order solution of the orbits under all possible disturbances. It describes the theory of satellite orbits, derives the complete solutions of the orbital disturbances,... more...

  • Opacityby Walter F. Huebner; W David Barfield

    Springer 2014; US$ 229.00

    The interaction of radiation with matter is a fundamental process in the universe; in particular, the absorption and scattering of radiation by matter (the opacity) govern the formation, evolution, and structure of stars and planets.áBut opacity is also important in many terrestrial applications in which radiation is the dominant means of energy transfer,... more...

  • Aristotle's "de Caelo" IIIby Theokritos Kouremenos

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 36.99

    <P>This is the first full-scale commentary on Aristotle's <I>de Caelo</I> III to appear in recent decades. <I>de Caelo</I> III can serve as a good introduction to Aristotle's physics and its character. In it he answers some very general questions about the elements of all material things except celestial objects: how many... more...

  • The Chemical Cosmosby Steve Miller

    Springer 2011; US$ 29.95

    If you have ever wondered how we get from the awesome impersonality of the Big Bang universe to the point where living creatures can start to form, and evolve into beings like you, your friends and your family, wonder no more. Steve Miller provides us with a tour through the chemical evolution of the universe, from the formation of the first molecules... more...