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The Planet Mars: A History of Observation and Discovery
In this timely and vividly written account, William Sheehan traces human fascination with Mars back to the naked-eye observers of the planet. He recalls the early telescopic observers who first madeExpand
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In Search Of Planet Vulcan: The Ghost In Newton's Clockwork Universe
Presented for the first time in popular form is the fascinating true story of the search for the phantom planet Vulcan. As with legends of "the lost continent of Atlantis," scientists and dreamersExpand
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In Search of Planet Vulcan
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The Immortal Fire Within: The Life and Work of Edward Emerson Barnard, William Sheehan. 1994. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY. 336 pages. ISBN: 0-521-44489-6. $49.95
Preface Key to abbreviations in notes 1. Through rugged ways 2. Ardent and faithful work with a telescope 3. Mars his moons and his heavens 4. A seeker of comets 5. Vanderbilt astronomer 6. In theExpand
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Celestial Shadows: Eclipses, Transits, and Occultations
Preface.- Part I. The Diversity of Eclipse Events.- Eclipse Phenomena.- The Waltz of the Planets.- The Performers.- Part II. A Transit Chronicle.- The Beginnings.- Scaling the Heavens.- A Century ofExpand
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The Story of Jupiter's Egg Moons
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From the Transits of Venus to the Birth of Experimental Psychology
I trace the attempts to determine the Earth-Sun distance, which is based on measurements of the solar parallax, from the naked-eye observations of Aristarchus of Samos in antiquity to observations ofExpand
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The Transits of Venus
In this unique and fascinating history of science, acclaimed popular science writer William Sheehan - who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Science Writing - and award-winning geographer JohnExpand
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