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- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 259.00
This book contains contributions from one of the outstanding geodesists of our time. From start to ?nish the reader will ?nd wonderful insights and be stimulated by the manner in which the interdependence of various subjects emerge from these writings. The in?uence of Torben Krarup?s work has been tremendous, and by publishing this volume his achievements... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95
Time in Antiquity explores the different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, principally through the technology designed to measure, mark or tell time. The material discussed ranges from the sixth century BC in archaic Greece to the 3rd century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people?s perceptions of... more...
- Springer New York 2008; US$ 27.50
An exciting, true account of the adventures of the scientists who carried out a major scientific enterprise The first English language account of this story Features many of the locations and memorials in France of the incidents that happened during the measurements made by the scientists and can be used as a travel guide more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 44.99
Overturning many common perceptions of the past - for example, that clock time and the industrial revolution were intimately related - this unique historical study will engage all readers interested in how 'telling the time' has come to dominate our way of life. - ;Timekeeping is an essential activity in the modern world, and we take it for... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00
The discovery of the New World raised many questions for early modern scientists: What did these lands contain? Where did they lie in relation to Europe? Who lived there, and what were their inhabitants like? Imperial expansion necessitated changes in the way scientific knowledge was gathered, and Spanish cosmographers in particular were charged... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
In the late fifteenth century, clocks acquired minute hands. A century later, second hands appeared. But it wasn?t until the 1850s that instruments could recognize a tenth of a second, and, once they did, the impact on modern science and society was profound. Revealing the history behind this infinitesimal interval, A Tenth of a Second sheds... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00
People use concepts such as time and date to structure their lives on a daily basis. They often measure their travel by marking points arranged along great circles on the globe. Yet most do not understand the origin and history of these terms and the stories of the intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who shaped our picture of the world... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 259.00
Physical processes, involving atomic phenomena, allow more and more precise time and frequency measurements. This progress is not possible without convenient processing of the respective raw data. The book describes the data processing at various levels: design of the time and frequency references, characterization of the time and frequency references,... more...