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  • Sundialsby Denis Savoie

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build a classical sundial. This book shows the calculations involved in the sundial's construction and gives a comprehensive history of time measurement. 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 2010; US$ 339.00

    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... more...

  • Sciences of Geodesy - Iby Guochang Xu

    Springer 2010; US$ 279.00

    This reference and handbook includes contributions from the world's leading experts and describes the history, theory, development, research highlights, problems and future of the individual geodetic fields. The subjects include: Geodesy, Satellite Geodesy, Marine Geodesy, GPS/Galileo Systems, Navigation and Positioning, Aerogravimetry, Super-conducting... more...

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

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2009; US$ 14.95

    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 findings—a seemingly flat moon... more...

  • Algebraic Geodesy and Geoinformaticsby Joseph L. Awange; Erik W. Grafarend; Béla Paláncz

    Springer 2010; US$ 239.00

    The book presents modern and efficient methods for solving Geodetic and Geoinformatics algebraic problems illustrated with Mathematica using computer algebra techniques of Ring, Polynomials, Groebner basis, Resultants including Dixon resultant, Gauss-Jacobi combinatorial and Procrustes algorithms as well as homotopy methods. These problems are traditionally... more...

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

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 87.00

    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$ 205.00

    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...

  • Encyclopedia of Timeby Samuel L. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Earth on the Edgeby Chris Rizos; Pascal Willis

    Springer 2013; US$ 349.00

    This book series is composed of peer-reviewed proceedings of selected symposia organized by the International Association of Geodesy. It deals primarily with topics related to Geodesy Earth Sciences : terrestrial reference frame, Earth gravity field, Geodynamics and Earth rotation, Positioning and engineering applications. more...