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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    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... more...

  • Geheimnisvoller Kosmosby ; Thomas hrke; Roland Wengenmayr

    Wiley 2012; US$ 25.50

    Strömten auf dem Mars einst gewaltige Flüsse? Wie beherrschen Dunkle Energie und Dunkle Materie die Entwicklung des Universums? Was ist ihre Natur? Welche Rolle spielen Schwarze Löcher bei der Entwicklung von Galaxien? Solche hochaktuellen Fragen versuchen Astrophysiker und Kosmologen in diesem Buch zu beantworten. Sachlich und kompetent... more...

  • Giants of Eclipse: The ? Aurigae Stars and Other Binary Systemsby Thomas B. Ake; Elizabeth Griffin

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    The zeta Aurigae stars are the rare but illustrious sub-group of binary stars that undergo the dramatic phenomenon of "chromospheric eclipse". This book provides detailed descriptions of the ten known systems, illustrates them richly with examples of new spectra, and places them in the context of stellar structure and evolution. Comprised of a large... more...

  • Go-To Telescopes Under Suburban Skiesby Neale Monks

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 34.95

    This is the first book specifically written for amateur astronomers who own, or who are about to purchase, a computer-controlled ?go-to? telescope. The ?go-to? capability is huge, and this book offers fascinating deep-sky objects and detailed observing lists. more...

  • Gravitational Wave Astrophysicsby Carlos F. Sopuerta

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 259.00

    This book offers review chapters written by invited speakers of the 3rd Session of the Sant Cugat Forum on Astrophysics - Gravitational Waves Astrophysics. All chapters have been peer reviewed. The book goes beyond normal conference proceedings in that it provides a wide panorama of the astrophysics of gravitational waves and serves as a reference... more...

  • Guide to the Universe: Stars and Galaxiesby Lauren Jones

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 72.00

    This volume in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series provides the most up-to-date understanding available of the current knowledge about stars. Scientifically sound, but written with the student in mind, Stars is an excellent first step for young people researching the exciting scientific discoveries that continue to extend our knowledge... more...

  • Heavenly Errorsby Neil F. Comins

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    One of the great paradoxes of modern times is that the more scientists understand the natural world, the more we discover that our everyday beliefs about it are wrong. Astronomy, in particular, is one of the most misunderstood scientific disciplines. With the participation of thousands of undergraduate students, Neil F. Comins has identified and... more...

  • In Search of William Gascoigneby David Sellers

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00

    This unique volume forestalls the scientific injustice that could have been inflicted on William Gascoigne. The captivating narrative tracks the gradual recovery of the 17 th -century astronomer?s trailblazing work on the telescopic sight and the micrometer. more...

  • Interstellar Dust and Related Topicsby J. Mayo Greenberg; H.C. van de Hulst

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 99.00

    Proceedings of IAU Symposium No. 52, held at Albany N.Y., U.S.A., May 29-June 2, 1972 more...

  • Introduction to Astronomy and Cosmologyby Ian Morison

    Wiley 2013; US$ 67.00

    Introduction to Astronomy & Cosmology is a modern undergraduate textbook, combining both the theory behind astronomy with the very latest developments. Written for science students, this book takes a carefully developed scientific approach to this dynamic subject. Every major concept is accompanied by a worked example with end of chapter problems... more...