The following titles have been published by

David I. Bower


2013 The Ribble by Tom Bradley - the final volume of                Bradley's Yorkshire Rivers.
         ISBN 978-0-9934062-0-1                      details

2016 Ernst Abbe - Creator of the Zeiss Foundation by                  Norbert Günther, translated by David I. Bower from          the German edition. 

         ISBN 978-0-9934062-1-8                     details

2017 Joseph von Fraunhofer's Collected Works
         edited by E. Lommel, translated by David I. Bower            from the German edition.

         ISBN 978-0-9934062-2-5             Details see right
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2018 Joseph von Fraunhofer by Günther D Roth   
          translated by David I Bower                details
          from the German edition.

          ISBN 978-0-9934062-3-2       

All books can be obtained from the publisher (see details for each book) or from AMAZON

Recently  published (March 2016 ) 

ERNST ABBE: Creator of the Zeiss Foundation

Abbe was the first scientist to work for Zeiss in Jena and the eventual owner of the firm after Zeiss died.

For further details see  here



Recently Published


The following work was published on 12th April 2017:

The collected writings of Joseph von Fraunhofer

This is a translation of the book Joseph von Fraunhofer's gesammelte Schriften published in 1888 by the press of the Royal Bavarian Academy of Sciences and edited by E. Lommel.

The book includes all Fraunhofer's published papers and extracts from two letters to Schumacher. Four of the papers have appeared before in English translation but are re-translated here for completeness and because the translations are not easily accessible and are not always faithful to the original.


The following work was published in April 2018

Joseph von Fraunhofer

This is an English translation of the German biography by Günther D Roth published in 1976 by Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft MBH Stuttgart