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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Mathematical Foundation of Geodesyby Kai Borre

    Springer 2006; US$ 259.00

    Contains selected papers by Torben Krarup, one of the most important geodesists of the 20th century. This book demonstrates his innovative ability to present significant topics and concepts. It is suitable for modern students of geodesy, who can learn a lot from his selection of mathematical tools for solving actual problems. more...

  • Geodetic and Geophysical Observations in Antarcticaby Alessandro Capra; Reinhard Dietrich

    Springer 2008; US$ 209.00

    Due to their unique geophysical and geodynamic environment, both the Arctic and Antarctic polar regions are often utilized for geodetic and geophysical observations. This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the scientific investigation and observation techniques of the polar regions at both temporary and permanent observatories. Most... more...

  • Time in Antiquityby Robert Hannah

    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...

  • Full Meridian of Gloryby Paul Murdin

    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...

  • Shaping the Dayby Paul Glennie; Nigel Thrift

    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...

  • Secret Scienceby Marķa M. Portuondo

    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...

  • Geodetic Reference Framesby Hermann Drewes

    Springer 2009; US$ 269.00

    Presents the research on geodetic reference frames presented at the International Symposium on Geodetic Reference Frames of the International Association of Geodesy. more...

  • Deformations of an elastic earthby Lanzano

    Elsevier Science 1983; US$ 72.95

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