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  • The Routledge Guidebook to Galileo's Dialogueby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 31.95

    The publication in 1632 of Galileo?s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican ?marked a crucial moment in the ?scientific revolution? and helped Galileo become the ?father of modern science?. The Dialogue ?contains Galileo?s mature synthesis of astronomy, physics, and methodology, and a critical confirmation of Copernicus?s... more...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Heribert Nobis; Anna Maria Pastori

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 308.00

    Der neue Band der Gesamtausgabe, die seit 1973 erscheint, bringt Schriften zur Dokumentation der Aufnahme der Copernicanischen Lehre. Es werden nicht nur der volle Wortlaut der ausschließlich in ihren Vorworten bekannten auf die Copernicanische Wende bezüglichen Texte ediert, sondern auch die frühen Kommentare bzw. Erläuterungen zum Hauptwerk, die... more...

  • Documenta Copernicanaby Andreas Kühne; Stefan Kirschner

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 291.00

    Documenta Copernicana : Urkunden, Akten und Nachrichten. Texte und Übersetzungen more...

  • William and Caroline Herschelby Michael Hoskin

    Springer 2013; US$ 49.99

    This beautifully structured book presents the essentials of William and Caroline Herschel?s pioneering achievements in late 18th-century astronomy. Michael Hoskin shows that William Herschel was the first observational cosmologist and one of the first observers to attack the sidereal universe beyond the solar system:Herschel built instruments far better... more...

  • From Casual Stargazer to Amateur Astronomerby Dave Eagle

    Springer 2013; US$ 39.99

    The beginning astronomical observer passes through a series of stages. The initial stage is hugely exciting and gives the beginner a real buzz as he discovers some of the faint fuzzy objects, markings on the planets, rings around Saturn and the craters on the Moon. But as the novice observer progresses, he or she wants to know what more there is than... more...

  • Nulling Interferometers for Space-based High-Contrast Visible Imaging and Measurement of Exoplanetary Environmentsby Brian Hicks

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    High-contrast astronomical imaging has progressed significantly in the past decade. Many of these techniques have been laboratory demonstrated to perform at contrast levels adequate for the detection of Solar System-like planets and dust around nearby stars. None of them, however, have been demonstrated in space. The state of the art in high-contrast... more...

  • Thirty Years of Astronomical Discovery with UKIRTby Andy Adamson; John Davies; Ian Robson

    Springer 2013; US$ 259.00

    These are the proceedings of an international meeting hosted by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the dedication of the UKIRT, the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope. The volume comprises 31 professional level papers. The first part of the book has 10 thorough reviews of the conception, design and build of the... more...

  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 28.00

    In the spring of 1500, at the apex of the Renaissance, a papal secretary to the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI, wrote that "All the world is in Rome." Though no one knew it at the time, this included a young scholar by the name of Nicolaus Copernicus who would one day change the world. One of the greatest polymaths of his or any age - linguist, lawyer,... more...

  • New Perspectives on Aristotle's De caeloby Alan Bowen; Christian Wildberg

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    Aristotle's great ambition in his De caelo was to determine the nature and structure of the geocentric universe. This collection of essays addresses key epistemological and methodological issues raised by the numerous arguments that Aristotle offers. more...

  • Chemistry in Spaceby Dieter Rehder

    Wiley 2011; US$ 140.00

    The dynamic field of extraterrestrial chemistry brings together ideas of chemistr, astrophysics, and biology to the study of molecules between stars, around stars, and on plantes. This book serves as an introduction to chemial processes under ?unearthly? and hence usually extreme conditions (temperature, pressure, high or low density, bombardment by... more...