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  • Galileo: A Very Short Introductionby Stillman Drake

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. more...

  • A Journey With Fred Hoyleby Chandra Wickramasinghe

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2005; US$ 46.00 US$ 41.86

    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...

  • The Three-Body Problemby Mauri Valtonen; Hannu Karttunen

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 112.00

    This book surveys statistical and perturbation methods for the solution of the general three body problem. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Galileoby Peter Machamer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    This 1998 collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. more...

  • Space and Astronomyby Scott and Bobbi McCutcheon

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 29.95

    Astronomy can be considered the oldest scientific study. Since the beginning of time, people have looked to the stars to explain the world around them. Encompassing disciplines as diverse as astrophysics, celestial mechanics, extragalactic astrophysics, and planetary astronomy, the study of space and astronomy has come a long way. From the invention... more...

  • Kristian Birkelandby Alv Egeland; William J. Burke

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 220.14

    At the beginning of the 20th century, Kristian Birkeland (1867-1917), a Norwegian scientist of insatiable curiosity, addressed questions that had vexed European scientists for centuries. Why do the northern lights appear overhead when the earth’s magnetic field is disturbed? How are magnetic storms connected to disturbances on the sun? To answer these... more...

  • Methods of Celestial Mechanicsby Gerhard Beutler; Leos Mervart; Andreas Verdun

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 110.07

    In Cooperation with Prof. Leos Mervart and Dr. Andreas Verdun more...

  • Copernicus' Secretby Jack Repcheck

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 12.99

    Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that... more...

  • Kepler's Witchby James A. Connor

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Set against the backdrop of the witchcraft trial of his mother, this lively biography of Johannes Kepler – 'the Protestant Galileo' and 16th century mathematician and astronomer – reveals the surprisingly spiritual nature of the quest of early modern science. In the style of Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter , Connor's book brings to life the tidal... more...

  • The Day We Found the Universeby Marcia Bartusiak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe.   On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble’s proclamation... more...