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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Geodesyby Zhiping Lu; Yunying Qu; Shubo Qiao

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 91.98

    A full introduction to geodetic data and systems written by well-known experts in their respective fields, this book is an ideal text for courses in geodesy and geomatics covering everything from coordinate and gravimetry data to geodetic systems of all types. more...

  • Gravity and Low-Frequency Geodynamicsby Roman Teisseyre

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    This fourth volume in the series Physics and Evolution of the Earth's Interior, provides a comprehensive review of the geophysical and geodetical aspects related to gravity and low-frequency geodynamics. Such aspects include the Earth's gravity field, geoid shape theory, and low-frequency phenomena like rotation, oscillations and tides. Global-scale... 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...

  • Timeby Katinka Ridderbos

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 79.00

    Eight essays discussing the nature of time, ideal for the general reader. more...

  • Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomyby Cleomedes

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The result was The Heavens (Caelestia), the only work by a professional Stoic teacher to survive intact from the first two centuries A.D., and a rare example... more...

  • In synchrony with the heavens Volume 1, The call of the muezzin /by D.A. King

    BRILL 2004; US$ 302.00

    King (history of science, F.W. Goethe U., Frankfurt, Germany), in the first of two volumes, presents an analysis of over 500 manuscripts that document the use of the sun and stars to keep time, an essential task in determining the hour of prayer, which is called by the muezzin in the Islamic world. (Volume 2 will be devoted to the instruments used more...

  • A Window on the Future of Geodesyby Fernando SansÚ

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 390.15

    Every four years the International Association of Geodesy meets at the IUGG General Assembly and this has always been an important event for IAG to make the point on where are we going as geodesists both in terms of scientific production as well as in terms of organization. The proceedings of IAG at the Sapporo 2003 General Assembly are the mirror... more...

  • In Synchrony with the Heavens, Volume 2: Instruments of Mass Calculationby David A. King

    BRILL 2005; US$ 245.00

    'This is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astronomy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astronomically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astronomical manuscripts first identified by the author, now preserved in libraries all over the... more...