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  • Geodesyby Zhiping Lu; Yunying Qu; Shubo Qiao

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    Geodetic datum (including coordinate datum, height datum, depth datum, gravimetry datum) and geodetic systems (including geodetic coordinate system, plane coordinate system, height system, gravimetry system) are the common foundations for every aspect of geomatics. This course book focuses on geodetic datum and geodetic systems, and describes the basic... 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...

  • Vite matematicheby C. Bartocci; R. Betti; A. Guerraggio; R. Lucchetti

    Springer 2007; US$ 19.95

    Lo scibile matematico si espande a un ritmo vertiginoso. Nel corso degli ultimi cinquant'anni sono stati dimostrati pił teoremi che nei precedenti millenni della storia umana. Per illustrare la ricchezza della matematica del Novecento, il presente volume porta sulla ribalta alcuni dei protagonisti di questa straordinaria impresa intellettuale, che... 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...

  • 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...

  • Minding the Heavensby Leila Belkora

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 52.95

    Introduction The Naked-Eye View of the Sky Thomas Wright: Visionary of Stellar Systems William Herschel: Natural Historian of the Universe Wilhelm Struve: Seeker of Parallax William Huggins: Pioneer of the "New Astronomy" Jacobus Kapteyn: Mastermind without a Telescope Harlow Shapley: Champion of the Big Galaxy Edwin Hubble: Redeemer of Island... 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...

  • 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...