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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.


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".


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.


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.


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.