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  • Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book of Reasonsby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    The present volume offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra?s Sefer ha-Te'amim, the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer ?reasons?, ?explanations?, or ?meanings? of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction... more...

  • Minding the Heavensby Leila Belkora

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 54.95

    Today, we accept that we live on a planet circling the sun, that our sun is just one of billions of stars in the galaxy we call the Milky Way, and that our galaxy is but one of billions born out of the big bang. Yet as recently as the early twentieth century, the general public and even astronomers had vague and confused notions about what lay beyond... more...

  • Geodäsieby Wolfgang Torge

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 50.49

    This book gives a systematic overview of the fundamental theories, frameworks and methods for measurement and evaluation applying to geodesy, though the contribution of geodetic spatial techniques for positioning and for establishing the gravitational field receives particular emphasis. These methods have led to a change in the setting... more...

  • Abraham Ibn Ezra Book of the Worldby Shlomo Sela

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    This volume offers the first critical edition, translated and annotated, of the two versions of Abrahan Ibn Ezra?s Book of the World, the first Hebrew work, unique in medieval Jewish science, to discuss the theories and techniques of historical and meteorological astrology. more...

  • Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observationby Stelios P. Mertikas

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 347.07

    These Proceedings include the written version of papers presented at the IAG International Symposium on "Gravity, Geoid and Earth Observation 2008". The Symposium was held in Chania, Crete, Greece, 23-27 June 2008 and organized by the Laboratory of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece. The meeting was arranged by... more...

  • Geodesy for Planet Earthby Steve Kenyon; Maria Christina Pacino; Urs Marti

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 571.72

    These proceedings include the written version of 130 papers presented at the International Association of Geodesy IAG2009 "Geodesy for Planet Earth" Scientific Assembly. It was held 31 August to 4 September 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The theme "Geodesy for Planet Earth" was selected to follow the International Year of Planet Earth 2007-2009... more...

  • Galileo's New Universeby Stephen P. Maran; Laurence A. Marschall

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.99

    The historical and social implications of the telescope and that instrument?s modern-day significance are brought into startling focus in this fascinating account. When Galileo looked to the sky with his perspicillum, or spyglass, roughly 400 years ago, he could not have fathomed the amount of change his astonishing findingsa seemingly flat moon... more...

  • The Schemata of the Starsby E.A. Paschos; Panagiotis Sotiroudis

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    Most of the knowledge of ancient Greek science survived through Byzantine codices. A short Byzantine article, extant in three manuscripts, contains advanced astronomical ideas and pre-Copernican diagrams; it presents improvements on ancient and medieval astronomy. This important book includes the edited version and translation of the text and analyzes... more...

  • The Astronomical Revolutionby Alexandre Koyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 300.00

    Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man?s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe.... more...

  • Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Zooming inby Regina von Berlepsch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 192.00 US$ 166.40

    This 23nd volume in the series contains 15 invited reviews presented during the conference AG2010: "Zooming in, the cosmos at high resolution" more...