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  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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...

  • A Tenth of a Secondby Jimena Canales

    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...

  • Plotting the Globeby AVRAHAM ARIEL; NORA ARIEL BERGER; JOHN WRIGHT

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Mysteries and Secrets of Timeby Lionel & Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 11.99

    Is time infinite, or does it have a beginning and an end? This fascinating explores the mysteries of time and proposes a theory that suggests an awesome answer. more...