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  • 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 2008; US$ 27.50

    The Paris Meridian is the name of the line running north-south through the astronomical observatory in Paris. The French government financed the Paris Academy of Sciences to determine and measure this line in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. It employed both astronomers and geodesists. This book discusses about what they did and why. 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...

  • 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...

  • Data Processing in Precise Time and Frequency Applicationsby Michel Desaintfuscien

    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...

  • Atlas of Astronomical Discoveriesby Govert Schilling

    Springer 2011; US$ 39.95

    This title offers a unique combination of informative text, magnificent illustrations and stylish design. It examines the 100 most important discoveries since the invention of the telescope. It features spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, that portray distant corners of the universe. Author Govert Schilling... more...

  • Next Time You See a Sunsetby Emily Morgan

    National Science Teachers Association 2012; US$ 7.46

    "Next time you see a sunset, stop and sit down for a while." This book’s tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into night, and the reasons for the spectacular... more...