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  • The Life Story of an Infrared Telescopeby John K. Davies

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    Written by one of the astronomers who 'lived the dream' of working there this book is a restrospectively expanded diary featuring the 'birth and long life' of what was a truely innovative telescope. Based on input received from people involved in its planning, building, operation, and many scientists who observed with it, the author tells this... more...

  • The Special Theory of Relativityby Costas Christodoulides

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 59.99

    This book offers a comprehensive, university-level introduction to Einstein?s Special Theory of Relativity. In addition to the purely theoretical aspect, emphasis is also given to its historical development as well as to the experiments that preceded the theory and those performed in order to test its validity. The main body of the book consists... more...

  • Men of Physicsby Raymond J. Seeger; D. ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works is a biographic of Galileo Galilei. The text accounts some of the most important moments of Galileo?s life, along with his contribution in physics. The first part of the text covers the major aspects of Galileo?s. Part I details Galileo?s life as a student, professor, courtier, and author. Part II covers the... more...

  • Observational Constraints on the Influence of Active Galactic Nuclei on the Evolution of Galaxiesby Christopher Mark Harrison

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This prize-winning Ph.D. thesis by Chris Harrison adopts a multi-faceted approach to address the lack of decisive observational evidence, utilising large observational data sets from several world-leading telescopes. Developing several novel observational techniques, Harrison demonstrated that energetic winds driven by Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN)... more...

  • Deep Sky Observingby Steven R Coe

    Springer International Publishing 2015; Not Available

    This updated second edition has all of the information needed for your successful forays into deep sky observing. Coe uses his years of experience to give detailed practical advice about how to find the best observing site, how to make the most of the time spent there, and what equipment and instruments to take along. There are comprehensive lists... more...

  • Breakthrough!by Robert Gendler; R. Jay GaBany

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 34.99

    This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history.... more...

  • Lunar and Planetary Cartography in Russiaby Vladislav Shevchenko; Zhanna Rodionova; Gregory Michael

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 99.00

    This book is the first to document in depth the history of lunar and planetary cartography in Russia. The first map of the far side of the Moon was made with the participation of Lomonosov Moscow University (Sternberg Astronomical Institute, MSU) in 1960. The developed mapping technologies were then used in preparing the ?Complete Map of the Moon?... more...

  • Galileo and the Equations of Motionby Dino Boccaletti

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book is intended as a historical and critical study on the origin of the equations of motion as established in Newton's Principia. The central question that it aims to answer is whether it is indeed correct to ascribe to Galileo the inertia principle and the law of falling bodies. In order to accomplish this task, the study begins by considering... more...

  • Eine kleine Geschichte des Raumsby Jan Moewes; Peter von Tresckow (Cover)

    tredition 2015; US$ 4.18

    Jan Moewes wurde einem größeren Publikum bekannt durch sein Erfolgsbuch "Für 12 Mark 80 durch das Universum" (*1997 bei Zweitausendeins, Ffm.), für dessen ereignisreiche Geschichte inkl. vier Titel hier kein Platz ist. Nachdem es einmal vergriffen war, stieg sein Preis jedenfalls weit über den Neuwert, was den Autor jetzt veranlasst, es selbst... more...

  • Das Riesen-Schupmannteleskop von Rathenowby Susanne M Hoffmann

    tredition 2015; US$ 3.71

    Das Rathenower Riesenteleskop ist ein kleines Wunderwerk. Hier wird es erklärt und in seinen technikhistorischen Kontext eingebettet. Seine jüngste Geschichte wird in Wort und Bild dokumentiert und seine Entstehungsgeschichte sowie technische Features erläutert. Es handelt sich um eine Arbeit, die gleichzeitig technikhistorisch und journalistisch ist.... more...