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  • 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...

  • The Quantum Beatby F. G. Major

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 109.00

    Intended for non-specialists Treats the material in a broad intuitive manner Covers a wide range of relevant topics Focuses on electronic time keeping Examines the revolutionary changes made possible by laser cooling and optical pumping Discusses the application to global navigation: in particular, GPS and Loran Unique, in that no other... more...

  • Splitting The Secondby A Jones

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 43.95

    Preface Astronomers' Time Physicists' Time Atomic Time World Time The Leap Second. Time Transfer Uses of Accurate Time The Future of Time Appendix Timekeeping Organizations Glossary of Abbreviations Index more...

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