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  • The Quantum Beatby Fouad G. Major

    Springer 2007; US$ 109.00

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  • Splitting The Secondby A Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 43.95

    Until the 1950s timekeeping was based on the apparent motion of the Sun that in turn reflected the rotation of the Earth on its axis. But the Earth does not turn smoothly. By the 1940s it was clear that the length of the day fluctuated unpredictably and with it the length of the second. Astronomers wanted to redefine the second in terms of the motions... more...

  • Decoding the Heavensby Jo Marchant

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.99

    In Decoding the Heavens , Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic... more...

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