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James E. Keeler : Pioneer American Astrophysicist and the Early Development of American Astrophysics

By Osterbrock, Donald E.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover w/glossy pictorial boards. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued. Spine a bit faded. Bumping at head and heel of spine. 411 p. w/ endnotes, index. A scholarly biography of Keeler, first astronomer at Licks Observatory, one of the founding editors of the ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL with George Ellery Hale, and the first American astronomer of use a large reflecting telescope for research, among other accomplishments in the science and education of his field.

$60.00

Deep Sky Wonders : Adapted from His Columns in Sky & Telescope

By Houston, Walter Scott. selections and commentary by Stephen James O'Meara

Cambridge, MA: Sky Publishing Corporation, 1999. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 309 p. w/ illus., footnotes, bibliography, index. 12 essays drawn from Houston's tenure as a columnis at Sky & Telescope from 1946 to 1994.

$40.00

Studies of the Nebulae Made at the Lick Observatory, University of California at Moun Hamilton, California and Santiago, Chile. Publications of the Lick Observatory volume XIII

By Curtis, H. [ Heber ] D. [Doust ], et. al.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1918. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto (oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket. Ex Library with usual stamps, sticker on spine, DISCARDED stamp on flyleaf. Old library bookplate on pastedown. 268 p. w/ b&w illus, footnotes. In 5 sections, each a long study. Curtis did 3, including the important "Descriptions of 762 Nebulae and Clusters".

$150.00

With Every Wind of Doctrine: Biblical, Historical and Scientific Perspectives of Geocentricity.

By Bouw, Gerardus D.

Tychonian Society, 1984. First edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Very good softcover. Light wear to edges of covers with some minor scuffing. Clean, unmarked text. Tight binding. 288 pages with illustrations, endnotes, and 2 appendices. A study and attempted refutation of Copernican theory by a leader of the biblical and geocentric view of astronomy. Uncommon.

$25.00

Edmond Halley : Charting the Heavens and the Seas

By Cook, Alan

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. Emboss of former owner on title page. 540 p. w/ illus., endnotes, bibliography, index. The major biography of this late 17th -early 18th century English "Natural Philosopher" and early scientist, who helped push Newton to write his PRINCIPIA and knew Boyle, Hook, Pepys, Wren, and others. While best known for predicting the return of the comet that now bears his name, Halley was also a notable ship's captain, servant of the state, and researcher into the magnetic field of the Earth. A great addition to any library strong in the history of science.

$35.00

Henry Norris Russell : Dean of American Astronomers

By DeVorkin, David H.

Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 2000. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 499 p. w/ illus, glossary, bibliography, index, and extensive endnotes. Joint creator of the Hertzsprunger-Russell diagram that defined the field for stellar astrophysics, he also worked hard to turn American astronomy from observation-centered to theory-driven pursuits based on physics.

$20.00

Papers Presented to the 45th Annual Meteoritical Society Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, 13-16 September, 1982. Co-Sponsered by McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University and Lunar and Planetary Institute. Hosted by the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences, Washington University

By Lunar and Planetary Institute

Houston: Lunar and Planetary Institute, 1982. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Fair. Fair staple-bound softcover with yellow covers. Wear and rubbing to edges with creasing on corners of covers. Name of previous owner and some notes and time written on covers in ink. Also description written along what would be the spine of the work. This work appears to have been rolled up a few times. Work is paginated based on conference session. A collection of abstracts and programs for this conference on meteors.

$35.00

People in Space : Policy Perspectives for a "Star Wars" Century

By Katz, James Everett, editor.

New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo. Light wear to edges and corners of baords and jacket. Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. 222 pages with notes after each essay. A collection of essays on the political and sociological aspects of increased human activity in outer space.

$25.00

History of British Space Science.

By Sir Harrie Massey FRS and M. O. Robins CBE.

Cambridge University Press, 1986.. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in blue glossy binding without dust jacket. Light wear and rubbing to edges of boards with minor bumping to head and heel of spine. Light scuffing to covers. 514 pages with figures, tables, glossaries, appendices, annexes, endnotes, and index. A detailed examination of British space science from the 1950s to the 1980s.

$35.00

An Administrative History of NASA, 1958-1963.

By Rosholt, Robert L.

Washington DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Very good octavo hardcover in blue-grey binding with gilt lettering without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with some scuffing to covers including mark on back cover. 381 pages with figures, tables, 6 appendices, classified bibliography of sources cited, and index.

$25.00