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Van Helden, Albert

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Measuring the universe : cosmic dimensions from Aristarchus to Halley by Albert Van Helden( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656--1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of modern scholarship, and presents the first book-length treatment of this exceedingly important branch of science."--Edward Harrison, American Journal of Physics. "Van Helden writes well, with a flair for clear explanation. I warmly recommend this
Sidereus nuncius, or, The Sidereal messenger by Galileo Galilei( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and Latin and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sidereus Nuncius (usually Sidereal Messenger, also Starry Messenger or Sidereal Message) is a short astronomical treatise (or pamphlet) published in New Latin by Galileo Galilei in March 1610. It was the first published scientific work based on observations made through a telescope, and it contains the results of Galileo's early observations of the imperfect and mountainous Moon, the hundreds of stars that were unable to be seen in either the Milky Way or certain constellations with the naked eye, and the Medicean Stars that appeared to be circling Jupiter.[1] The Latin word nuncius was typically used during this time period to denote messenger; however, albeit less frequently, it was also interpreted as message. While the title Sidereus Nuncius is usually translated into English as Sidereal Messenger, many of Galileo's early drafts of the book and later related writings indicate that the intended purpose of the book was "simply to report the news about recent developments in astronomy, not to pass himself off solemnly as an ambassador from heaven."[2] Therefore, the correct English translation of the title is Sidereal Message (or often, Starry Message)."--Wikiped, Nov/2014
400 years of the telescope a journey of science, technology and thought( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
The invention of the telescope by Albert Van Helden( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julian Huxley, biologist and statesman of science : proceedings of a conference held at Rice University, 25-27 September 1987( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On sunspots by Galileo Galilei( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A history of the controversy over sunspots with translations of the letters contained in Galileo's Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti. The material that was added during the printing of the Istoria, the dedication, preface, laudatory poems, and the note from the printer to introduce Scheiner's tracts, have been added in an appendix"--
A history of science in the Netherlands : survey, themes, and reference( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 400 years of its modern history, the Netherlands has produced a distinguished array of eminent mathematicians, scientists and medical researchers, including many Nobel-prize winners and other internationally recognized figures, from Stevin, Snel, and Huygens in the 17th century to Lorentz, Kamerlingh Onnes, Buys Ballot, De Vries, De Sitter, and Oort in the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet it has often been noted that the history of science in the Netherlands is underrepresented in the international literature
Instruments( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origins of the telescope( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The origins of the telescope have been debated since the instrument's appearance in the Hague in 1608. Civic and national pride has led local dignitaries, popular writers, and scholars to present sharply divergent histories over the years, crediting a variety of people and places with the invention. Drawing on newly discovered documents, re-examined records, and tests of early lenses and telescopes, this fascinating study proposes a new and convincing account of the origins of the instrument that changed mankind's vision of the universe."--Publisher's description
Stargazing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubble's amazing rescue: Takes viewers behind the scenes on a riveting journey with the astronauts and engineers charged with saving the famous Hubble Space Telescope. After nearly 20 years in space, and after capturing hundreds of thousands of spectacular images, the Hubble Space Telescope was dying. Stubborn scientists and the general public alike refused to abandon the telescope, and the mission was revived
Huygens's ring, Cassini's division, and Saturn's children by Albert Van Helden( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divini and Campani : a forgotten chapter in the history of the Accademia del cimento by Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialoog over de twee voornaamste wereldsystemen by Galileo Galilei( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verdediging door de Italiaanse astronoom en natuurkundige (1564-1642) van het heliocentristische wereldbeeld van Copernicus, in de vorm van een dialoog tussen drie vrienden
Sidereus nuncius Venice, 1610 by Galileo Galilei( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in Latin and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes complete text of the 1610 Venice edition of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius from the copy in the Warnock Library with the English translation by Albert Van Helden
Catalogue of early telescopes by Istituto e museo di storia della scienza (Italy)( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Galileo project by Albert Van Helden( )

in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Galileo Project is a hypertext source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) and the science of his time."
Julian Huxley : biologist and statesman of science( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instruments( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of the scientific community in the 16th and 17th centuries( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This catalog is a collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries with vital facts about each individual and their contributions to science ... All individuals in the catalog are systematically described by ten categories using twenty searchable fields"--Main screen
The changing image of the sciences by Ida H Stamhuis( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theme was chosen because of the great concern with the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. The image of these sciences as dull, uninspiring, masculine, environmentally unfriendly and very technical was mentioned as an important reason. Historical context would help in the discussions around these recent perceptions. Many intriguing questions are discussed. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? The book is useful to a broad spectrum of readers, from our colleagues in universities to the general public. It can very well be used as a textbook in undergraduate courses in the history of science and in science and society. In addition, the individual chapters can stand on their own and be studied in courses in the various sciences, or in philosophy
 
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Sidereus nuncius, or, The Sidereal messengerJulian Huxley, biologist and statesman of science : proceedings of a conference held at Rice University, 25-27 September 1987On sunspotsA history of science in the Netherlands : survey, themes, and referenceSidereus nuncius Venice, 1610