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  • Celestial Revolutionaryby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    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, doctor,... 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...

  • Analytical Chemistry in Spaceby Richard E. Wainerdi

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Analytical Chemistry in Space presents an analysis of the chemical constitution of space, particularly the particles in the solar wind, of the planetary atmospheres, and the surfaces of the moon and planets. Topics range from space engineering considerations to solar system atmospheres and recovered extraterrestrial materials. Mass spectroscopy in... more...

  • Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Dirk Brouwer; Gerald M. Clemence

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Methods of Celestial Mechanics provides a comprehensive background of celestial mechanics for practical applications. Celestial mechanics is the branch of astronomy that is devoted to the motions of celestial bodies. This book is composed of 17 chapters, and begins with the concept of elliptic motion and its expansion. The subsequent chapters are... more...

  • Galileis denkende Handby Horst Bredekamp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    Galileis denkende Hand stellt eine grundlegende Überarbeitung des im Jahr 2007 erschienenen Werkes Galilei, der Künstler dar. Bereinigt um eine fehlerhafte Zuschreibung, entfaltet es auf stark erweiterter Grundlage das künstlerische Element von Galileis Forscherleben. Zahlreiche neue Einsichten lassen Galileis Darstellungs- und Analysemittel... more...

  • Receptio Copernicanaby Stefan Kirschner; Andreas Kühne; Felix Schmeidler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 264.27

    This volume contains commentaries, annotations, and a German translation of the texts published in Volume VIII, 1 on the reception and dissemination of Copernican theory in the 16 th century. In addition to analyzing the works of Georg Joachim Rheticus (1514?1574) on heliocentric cosmology, it provides extensive interpretation of the... more...

  • Laboratory Astrochemistryby Stephan Schlemmer; Thomas Giesen; Harald Mutschke

    Wiley 2014; US$ 181.00 US$ 156.87

    Written by leading scientists in the field and intended for a broader readership, this is an ideal starting point for an overview of current research and developments. As such, the book covers a broad spectrum of laboratory astrophysics and chemistry, describing recent advances in experiments, as well as theoretical work, including fundamental physics... more...

  • Galactic Encountersby William Sheehan; Christopher J. Conselice

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 31.71

    This book offers a rich introduction to the wonders of the Galaxy, in an up-to-date, scientifically informed style that appeals to both researchers and the general reader. Includes maps produced especially for this book by the master illustrator Julian Baum. more...

  • Solar Prominencesby Jean-Claude Vial; Oddbjorn Engvold

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 91.98

    This volume presents the latest research results on solar prominences, including new developments on e.g. chirality, fine structure, magnetism, diagnostic tools and relevant solar plasma physics. In 1875 solar prominences, as seen out of the solar limb, were described by P.A. Secchi in his book Le Soleil as "gigantic pink or peach-flower coloured... more...

  • Das Leben der Sterneby Matthias Heyssler

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2014; US$ 4.43

    Das Essential beschreibt die Entwicklung der Sterne aus den interstellaren Wolken. Nach einer Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Zustandsgrößen und ihrer physikalischen Zusammenhänge präsentiert der Autor die Grundlage der Dynamik interstellarer Wolken. Er formuliert Bedingungen, die zur Bildung der Vorstufen unserer Sterne, der sogenannten Protosterne,... more...