A concise history of the theories of tides, precession-nutation and polar motion (from antiquity to 1950),
585-617, Surveys in Geophysics, Volume 14, Number 6 / November, 1993. A fascinating work which was widely used in this unit.
The Scientific Companion: Exploring the Physical World with Facts, Figures, and Formulas (Wiley Popular Science) (2nd Edition)
. 1995. Indispensable reference.
Gleick, James.Isaac Newton. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. A very interesting biography.
Hawking, Stepehen. On The Shoulders of Giants. The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy, Philadelphia: Running Press, 2002. A very concise and readable rendition of the great ideas.
Hughes-Hallett, D. Gleason, A., Lock, P.F., Flath, D.E., Et al.,. Applied Calculus. New York. John Wiley & Sons, 1999. An excellent text.
Pickover, Clifford A., Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them, Oxford University Press, 2008. A bit random in that it demonstrates one of the drawbacks of word processing software. There seems to be a lot of cutting and pasting.