Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dover Publications' popular reprints of science books

Back in print from Dover Publications.

A History of AstronomyA History of Astronomy
by A. Pannekoek
Well-balanced, carefully reasoned study covers such topics as Ptolemaic theory, work of Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Eddington's work on stars, much more. Illustrated. References.

Greek AstronomyGreek Astronomy
by Sir Thomas L. Heath
Superb scholarly study of contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Anaxagoras, Hipparchus, many other thinkers, to true scientific astronomy. Accessible to science-minded layman. Introduction.

Making Your Own TelescopeMaking Your Own Telescope
by Allyn J. Thompson
Complete and detailed instructions, numerous diagrams. No complicated mathematics, and no prior knowledge of optics or astronomy needed to follow text's step-by-step directions. 1973 edition. 6 plates. 100 figures.

The History of the TelescopeThe History of the Telescope
by Henry C. King
This remarkable history encompasses not only the achievements of the early inventors and astronomers but also the less frequently recounted stories of the instrument makers and of the actual instruments. 196 black-and-white illustrations.

A History of Mechanical Inventions, Revised EditionA History of Mechanical Inventions, Revised Edition
by Abbott Payson Usher
Updated classic explores importance of technological innovation in cultural and economic history of the West. Water wheels, clocks, printing, machine tools, more. "Without peer." — American Scientist.

Basic Optics and Optical Instruments: Revised EditionBasic Optics and Optical Instruments: Revised Edition
by Naval Education
Thorough coverage of theory and applications of optics examines optical glass, light, elements of mirrors, prisms and lenses, construction of instruments, maintenance and more. Extensive appendixes include glossary, symbols, formulas.

From Alchemy to ChemistryFrom Alchemy to Chemistry
by John Read
Broad, humanistic treatment focuses on great figures of chemistry and ideas that revolutionized the science. Much on alchemy, also development of modern chemistry, atomic theory, elements, organic chemistry, more. 50 illustrations.

Makers of MathematicsMakers of Mathematics
by Stuart Hollingdale
Each chapter of this accessible portrait of the evolution of mathematics examines the work of an individual — Archimedes, Descartes, Newton, Einstein, others — to explore the mathematics of his era. 1989 edition.

An Elementary Treatise on Electricity: Second EditionAn Elementary Treatise on Electricity: Second Edition
by James Clerk Maxwell
Maxwell made numerous contributions to science, but his greatest work was devoted to electricity. Here, he describes experiments proving that the electric charge can be measured.1888 edition.

Optics and Optical Instruments: An IntroductionOptics and Optical Instruments: An Introduction
by B. K. Johnson
Practical guide shows how to set up working models of telescopes, microscopes, photographic lenses and projecting systems; how to conduct experiments for determining accuracy, resolving power, more. 234 diagrams.

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