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Brahe, Tycho, 1546-1601

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  • The Lord of Uraniborgby Victor E. Thoren; John Robert Christianson

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 60.00

    A biography of Tycho Brahe. more...

  • Benjamin Bannekerby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 36.00

    Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new Capitol of the United States, published several popular almanacs based on his... more...

  • Jacobi Dynamicsby V.I. Ferronsky; S.A. Denisik; S.V. Ferronsky

    Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 200.79

    Produced by experts in the field, this treatise applies the fundamentals of Jacobi dynamics to the physical properties of the bodies in the solar system. It offers material to researchers in various branches of astronomy, geophysics, planetology and cosmogony. more...

  • James Van Allenby Abigail Foerstner

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Astrophysicist and space pioneer James Van Allen (1914-2006), for whom the Van Allen radiation belts were named, was among the principal scientific investigators for twenty-four space missions, including Explorer I in 1958, the first successful U.S. satellite; Mariner 2's 1962 flyby of Venus, the first successful mission to another planet; and the... more...

  • Edward Pickering and His Women "Computers"by Lisa Yount

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    In the 42 years that Edward Pickering directed the Harvard College Observatory, he and his team of women "computers" made strides in promoting the new field of astrophotography, discovered the first spectroscopic binary star system, and cataloged more than 225,000 stars. Pickering hired women such as Henrietta Leavitt, who found a way to... more...

  • The Ballet of the Planetsby Donald Benson

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    The Ballet of the Planets unravels the beautiful mystery of planetary motion. The book shows how our understanding of planetary motion evolved from ancient Greece to the time of Newton. It illustrates the interaction between theory and observation, the scientific method, a process still central to the science of today. more...

  • Taking the Back off the Watchby Thomas Gold; Simon Mitton

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 129.92

    Here is an account of the life and work of Thomas Gold, one of the most remarkable astrophysicists in the second half of the 20th century. Based on Gold's autobiography, this book is edited by the Cambridge astrophysicist and science historian Simon Mitton. more...

  • Arminio Nobile e la misura del cieloby Massimo Capaccioli; Silvia Galano

    Springer Milan 2012; US$ 16.87

    La scienza è un’esaltante avventura che è costume raccontare attraverso le gesta dei grandi. Esiste però un’altra storia, altrettanto avvincente ma con poca voce, scritta dai tanti gregari e potenziali campioni cui la sorte, spesso nemmeno troppo cieca, ha negato la gloria. Questo libro parla di uno di loro e del suo piccolo mondo sulla collina di... more...

  • Le Verrier—Magnificent and Detestable Astronomerby James Lequeux

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 177.17

    This book explores the scientific career of a man whose 1846 discovery of Neptune made him the most famous astronomer of his time, while his arrogance and bad temper made him many enemies, even to the point of his dismissal as Director of the Paris Observatory. more...

  • Making Wavesby M Goss

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 41.33

    This engaging book offers insight into the beginnings of radio astronomy and the role of a pioneering woman in astronomy. Includes an overview of solar astrophysics and the tools of the radio astronomer. Includes numerous historical photographs. more...