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Astronomy

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  • Women in Early British and Irish Astronomyby Mary Brück

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 153.07

    Careers in astronomy for women were a rarity in Britain and Ireland until well into the twentieth century. This book investigates the place of women in astronomy before that era, recounted in the form of biographies of women born between 1650 and 1900. more...

  • Galileo for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Buzz Aldrin

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists... more...

  • Adventures in Celestial Mechanicsby Victor G. Szebehely; Hans Mark

    Wiley 2008; US$ 170.00 US$ 153.00

    A fascinating introduction to the basic principles of orbital mechanics It has been three hundred years since Isaac Newton first formulated laws to explain the orbits of the Moon and the planets of our solar system. In so doing he laid the groundwork for modern science's understanding of the workings of the cosmos and helped pave the way to the... more...

  • The Formation of Starsby Steven W. Stahler; Francesco Palla

    Wiley 2008; US$ 130.00 US$ 117.00

    This book is a comprehensive treatment of star formation, one of the most active fields of modern astronomy. The reader is guided through the subject in a logically compelling manner. Starting from a general description of stars and interstellar clouds, the authors delineate the earliest phases of stellar evolution. They discuss formation activity... more...

  • Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomyby Rhonda Martens

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 99.95 US$ 90.95

    Johannes Kepler contributed importantly to every field he addressed. He changed the face of astronomy by abandoning principles that had been in place for two millennia, made important discoveries in optics and mathematics, and was an uncommonly good philosopher. Generally, however, Kepler's philosophical ideas have been dismissed as irrelevant and... more...

  • Astronomy Made Simpleby Kevin B. Marvel

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 12.95

    See the skies in a whole new light. Take a tour of the universe, from our local solar system to the far reaches of deepest space. Astronomy Made Simple offers a complete introduction to this science, from its birth in ancient times to the different types of super-powerful telescopes scientists use today. It also includes detailed instructions on... more...

  • Under the Radarby M Goss; Richard McGee

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 188.40

    Under the Radar chronicles the life of Ruby Payne-Scott, the first female radio astronomer. Payne-Scott’s major role in the design of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is discussed, as well as her major contributions to radio astronomy field. more...

  • Global Geodetic Observing Systemby Hans-Peter Plag; Michael Pearlman

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 223.73

    Geodesy plays a key role in geodynamics, geohazards, the global water cycle, global change, atmosphere and ocean dynamics. This book covers geodesy’s contribution to science and society and identifies user needs regarding geodetic observations and products. more...

  • Between Theory and Observationsby Steven Wepster

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 141.30

    This book presents a detailed and rigorous account of the work of Tobias Mayer, a mathematician and astronomer of the middle 18th century. Mayer's most famous contribution is his set of lunar tables, which were the best available in their time. more...

  • Cosmochemistryby Harry Y. Jr McSween; Gary R. Huss

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 72.00

    Provides the first interdisciplinary introduction to cosmochemistry, making this exciting and evolving field accessible to undergraduate and graduate students. more...