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- 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...
- 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 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 Berlin Heidelberg 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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 249.00
Surveying a Century Ago As it was based on the principles of geometry and trigonometry, surveying may be may be looked upon as a branch of practical mathematics. Hence, it was necessary that land surveyors and hydrographers should have a fair general knowledge, not only of these subjects, but also of all the subjects comprised by the term mathemat... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 279.00
This series of reference books describes sciences of different elds in and around geodesy with independent chapters. Each chapter covers an individual eld and describes the history, theory, objective, technology, development, highlights of research and applications. In addition, problems as well as future directions are discussed. The subjects of this... more...