Uncentering the Earth
Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Hardcover ISBN: 0393059693
An analysis of the astronomer's pivotal sixteenth-century work traces how his challenge to beliefs about an Earth-centric solar system had a profound influence on the ways in which humanity understands itself and the universe.
Skywatchers, Shamans & Kings
Astronomy and the Archaeology of Power
Paperback ISBN: 0471329754
Discover the celestial myths and cosmic rituals of ancient priests and kings . . . Drawing on intimate knowledge of the more than 1,300 ancient sites he has visited, E. C. Krupp, acclaimed writer and preeminent researcher, takes you to the world's essential sacred places and celestial shrines. Join him on a rich narrative journey to see where the rulers of old communed with the gods of the sky. ""Highly recommended to everyone interested in the culture of astronomy and those peoples who practiced it in their own ways.""-Sky & Telescope ""A lively account of the ways in which our ancestors conceived of and used the heavens.""-New Scientist ""There can be no doubt that this imaginative and readable work by a widely read and widely traveled author will strike a chord in the minds of a great many modern readers.""-Isis ""The fact that the book is written by an expert in his field comes through on every page, as does his enthusiasm for the subject.""-Astronomy Now ""Krupp's indispensable volume is fascinating, well-illustrated, and covers much territory.""-Parabola
A Traveler's Guide to Mars
The Mysterious Landscapes of the Red Planet
Paperback ISBN: 0761126066
A richly illustrated study of the Red Planet utilizes a travel guide format to bring together recent scientific discoveries about Mars, describing such features as its dry riverbeds, huge volcano, possible ancient sea floor, impact craters, and more, all enhanced by a collection of photographs, maps, and artist renderings. Original.
Hardcover ISBN: 0670034460
A lavishly illustrated account in the tradition of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in a relevant and accessible format for lay readers. 300,000 first printing.
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
Paperback ISBN: 0060535954
Popular science writer Ferris presents a history of astronomy for the general reader. Coverage extends from a description of the earth-centered models of the universe developed by early astronomers to Stephen Hawking's approach to quantum theory. This reprint of a 1988 William Morrow hardcover edition features a new preface by the author and an updated Addendum. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)