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  • 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...

  • Astronomy Methodsby Hale Bradt

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 71.00

    A 2003 introduction to basic practical tools, methods and phenomena that underlie quantitative astronomy. 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...

  • Bad Astronomyby Philip C. Plait

    Wiley 2002; US$ 15.95

    Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip... more...

  • Galileo On the World Systemsby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1997; US$ 12.95

    Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican , comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate,... more...

  • Gravitational N-Body Simulationsby Sverre J. Aarseth

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 73.00

    Unique coverage of subject, including the mathematics for computational methods of the classical N-body problem. more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    ?A classic introduction to Galileo?s masterpiece.??William A. Wallace, author of Galileo?s Logic of Discovery and Proof more...

  • Agnes Mary Clerke and the Rise of Astrophysicsby M. T. Brück

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Account of the extraordinary career of mid-nineteenth-century astronomer. more...

  • Galileoby Stillman Drake

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 9.99

    Galileo's own lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws. This led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy. more...

  • A Journey With Fred Hoyleby Chandra Wickramasinghe

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 177.00

    This is the story of the author's unique scientific journey with one of the most remarkable men of 20th century science. The journey begins in Sri Lanka, the author's native country, with his childhood acquaintance with Fred Hoyle's writings. The action then moves to Cambridge, where the famous Hoyle?Wickramasinghe collaborations begin. more...