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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Reviews in Modern Astronomy, Zooming inby Regina von Berlepsch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 186.00

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

  • Fasterby James Gleick

    Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 8.99

    From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes,... more...

  • Timeby Katinka Ridderbos

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 75.00

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

  • Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomyby Cleomedes

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Solving Algebraic Computational Problems in Geodesy and Geoinformaticsby Joseph L. Awange; Erik W. Grafarend

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 159.00

    While preparing and teaching ?Introduction to Geodesy I and II? to - dergraduate students at Stuttgart University, we noticed a gap which motivated the writing of the present book: Almost every topic that we taughtrequiredsomeskillsinalgebra,andinparticular,computeral- bra! From positioning to transformation problems inherent in geodesy and geoinformatics,... more...

  • Gravity, Geoid and Space Missionsby Christopher Jekeli; Luisa Bastos; Joana Fernandes

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 329.00

    Represents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Gravity, Geoid, and Space Missions (GGSM2004), held in Porto, Portugal, 30 August - 3 September 2004. The symposium encompassed the themes of Commission 2 (Gravity Field) of IAG, as well as interdisciplinary topics related to geoid and gravity field. more...