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Nicole Oresme's De Visione Stellarum A Critical Edition of Oresme's Treatise on Optics and Atmospheric Refraction, with an Introduction, Commentary, and English Translation

By: Burton, Dan

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Leiden NL, Brill: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19513

ISBN: 9004153705

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


A bright, solid book in NF condition, text unmarked. Latin with English translation on facing page ; On Seeing The Stars; 9.5 X 6.4 X 1.0 inches; 319 pages; Nicole Oresme's De Visione Stellarum (on Seeing the Stars) A translation of "On Seeing the Stars", Nicole Oresme's 14th-century treatise on atmospheric refraction, in which Oresme uses optics and infinitesimals to help solve the problem of astronomy, while proposing that light travels along a curve through the atmosphere. This is Volume 7 in the Medieval and Early Modern Science Series View more info

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The Early Universe

By: Börner, Gerhard

Price: $56.95

Publisher: Berlin, Springer: 2004

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 16447

ISBN: 3540441972

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear to dark blue boards, ; A bright, solid book ; B&W Illustrations; 9.30 X 6.30 X 1.10 inches; 700 pages; This fourth edition of Börner's "The Early Universe" is practically a new book, not just updated version. In particular, it is now organized so as to make it more useful as a textbook. And problem sections are also added. In the centre are the connections between particle physics and cosmology: The standard model, some basic implications of quantum field theory and the questions of structure formation. Special emphasis is given to the observed anisotropies of the cos... View more info

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On the Distances between Sun, Moon, and Earth According to Ptolemy, Copernicus and Reinhold

By: Henderson, Janice Adrienne

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Leiden NL, E. J. Brill: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19536

ISBN: 9004093788

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, text unmarked.; Studia Copernicana Vol. 1; 9.6 X 6.5 X 0.9 inches; 222 pages; "The Prutenic Tables of Erasmus Reinhold, published in 1551, were the first set of astronomical tables to use the Copernican model of the solar system. Reinhold left a detailed account of his derivation of the parameters used in these tables in his "Commentarius in opus Revolutionum Copernici". The present work is based on an analysis of this unpublished manuscript, which was rediscovered early in this century.In particular, this work analyses t... View more info

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Discovering the Secrets of the Sun

By: Kippenhahn, Rudolf

Price: $30.00

Publisher: West Sussex, England, John Wiley: 1994

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 17753

ISBN: 0471943630

Condition: Near Fine


A bright, solid book, card covers are clean and crisp. ; 8.90 X 5.98 X 0.71 inches; 262 pages; "Translated from Der Stern von dem Wir Leben, this title is a survey of the current knowledge about the sun. It explains how the sun is investigated, the key people and instruments involved with these discoveries, the results so far and what we still have to learn. Historical anecdotes are used as well as imaginary adventures of the ``man-in-the-street,'' " View more info

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The Dark Universe Matter, Energy and Gravity

By: Livio, Mario (editor)

Price: $36.95

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16417

ISBN: 0521822270

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Only slight wear to light blue boards ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Space Telescope Science Institute Symposium Series #15; B&W Illustrations; 9.76 X 6.85 X 0.63 inches; 193 pages; This timely volume presents specially written articles by world experts at an international conference at the Space Telescope Science Institute. The goal of the meeting was to assemble physicists and astronomers working on all aspects of dark matter and theories of gravity. Topics covered include Nucleosynthesis, Hot Gas in Clusters, MACHOs, WIMPs, Rotation Curves, Gravitational Lensing Neutrinos, Large Sca... View more info

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The Cosmic Microwave Background: 25 Years Later Proceedings of a Meeting on ‘The Cosmic Microwave Background: 25 Years Later’, Held in L’Aquila, ... 1989

By: Mandolesi, N. & N. Vittorio

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic Publishers: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19519

ISBN: 0792308492

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


A bright, solid book in NF condition, text unmarked. ; Astrophysics And Space Science Library Volume 164; 9.2 X 6.1 X 0.8 inches; 277 pages; "This book is the result of a Meeting held in L'Aquila (Italy) from the 19th to the 23rd of June 1989. The aim of the Meeting was to gather together the people actively working on the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, both from an experimental and from a theoretical point of view. In view of the intensive current activity in this field, including ongoing (COBE) and forthcoming (RELIC II, ISO, AELITA, etc. ) space missions, a meeting fully dedicat... View more info

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The Exact Sciences in Antiquity

By: Neugebauer, Otto

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1993

Edition: Second Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 17721

ISBN: 1566192692

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A bright, solid book, DJ is crisp. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages; "One of the foremost workers in the area of premodern science presents the standard nontechnical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy and their transmission into the Hellenistic world, including the especially interesting, surprising sophistication of Babylonian mathematics." View more info

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Early History of Cosmic Ray Studies Personal Reminiscences with Old Photographs

By: Sekido, Yataro & Harry Elliot

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Dordrecht NL, D. Reidel Publishing Co.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19515

ISBN: 9027720835

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Grey cloth boards show very light shelf wear, with light sun-fading to spine and board edges. ; A tight solid book. Text unmarked. ; Astrophysics And Space Science Library Volume 118; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 444 pages View more info

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Classics in Radio Astronomy

By: Sullivan, W. T.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Dordrecht NL, D. Reidel Publishing Co.: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19516

ISBN: 9027713561

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book in NF condition with NF dustjacket. Text unmarked. ; Studies In The History Of Modern Science Volume 10; 9.4 X 6.6 X 1.0 inches; 350 pages; "Radio techniques were the nrst to lead astronomy away from the quiescent and limited Universe revealed by traditional observations at optical wave­ lengths. In the earliest days of radio astronomy, a handful of radio physicists and engineers made one startling discovery after another as they opened up the radio sky. With this collection of classic papers and the extensive introductory material, the reader can ... View more info

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Mathematical Astronomy in Copernicus's De Revolutionibus, 2 Volume Set

By: Swerdlow, N. M. & O. Neugebauer

Price: $185.00

Publisher: New York, Springer - Verlag: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19512

ISBN: 0387909397

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


A bright, solid set of 2 books, text unmarked. As new ; Studies In The History Of Mathematics And The Physical Sciences, No. 10; 9.3 X 6.2 X 0.9 inches; 711 pages View more info

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Observing the Sun

By: Taylor, Peter O.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17761

ISBN: 0521401100

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear, small chip in DJ at fore edge.; A bright, solid book. DJ is crisp and clean, text unmarked. ; Practical Astronomy Handbooks No.3; 9.99 X 7.09 X 0.58 inches; 173 pages; "Observing the sun is one of the most interesting and rewarding facets of astronomy to which amateurs can contribute meaningful data. It is the one branch of astronomy that requires only modest equipment and that can be pursued during the day. Peter Taylor, long-time chairman of the Solar Division of the American Association of Variable Star Observers, is a keen and highly experienced observe... View more info

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Astronomy Before the Telescope

By: Walker, C. B. F.

Price: $29.50

Publisher: New York, St Martins Press: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 16922

ISBN: 0312154070

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.70 X 7.60 X 1.10 inches; 352 pages; "The changing patterns of stars in the night sky have fascinated mankind since earliest times. In the 17th century BC the Babylonians were recording the movements of Venus. Even earlier the Egyptians used the regular movements of the stars to measure time and to devise a calendar of 365 days." View more info