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  • Abraham Ibn Ezra The Book of Reasonsby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 167.00

    The present volume offers a critical Hebrew text of the two versions of Ibn Ezra?s Sefer ha-Te'amim, the Book of Reasons, accompanied by an annotated translation and commentary. The two treatises presented here were designed by Ibn Ezra to offer ?reasons?, ?explanations?, or ?meanings? of the raw astrological concepts formulated in the introduction... more...

  • Sciences of Geodesy - IIby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 179.00

    This series of reference books describes the sciences of different fields in and around geodesy. Each chapter, is written by experts in the respective fields and covers an individual field and describes the history, theory, the objective, the technology, and the development, the highlight of the research, the applications, the problems, as well as... more...

  • Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Lineby Avraham Ariel; Nora Berger

    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...

  • Solving Algebraic Computational Problems in Geodesy and Geoinformaticsby Joseph L. Awange; Erik W. Grafarend

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005; US$ 159.00

    While preparing and teaching ?Introduction to Geodesy I and II? to - dergraduate students at Stuttgart University, we noticed a gap which motivated the writing of the present book: Almost every topic that we taughtrequiredsomeskillsinalgebra,andinparticular,computeral- bra! From positioning to transformation problems inherent in geodesy and geoinformatics,... more...

  • Algebraic Geodesy and Geoinformaticsby Joseph L. Awange; Erik W. Grafarend; Béla Paláncz; Piroska Zaletnyik

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 239.00

    The book presents modern and efficient methods for solving Geodetic and Geoinformatics algebraic problems. more...

  • Vite matematicheby C. Bartocci; R. Betti; A. Guerraggio; R. Lucchetti

    Springer 2007; US$ 19.95

    Lo scibile matematico si espande a un ritmo vertiginoso. Nel corso degli ultimi cinquant'anni sono stati dimostrati piů teoremi che nei precedenti millenni della storia umana. Per illustrare la ricchezza della matematica del Novecento, il presente volume porta sulla ribalta alcuni dei protagonisti di questa straordinaria impresa intellettuale, che... more...

  • Minding the Heavensby Leila Belkora

    CRC Press 2002; US$ 54.95

    Introduction The Naked-Eye View of the Sky Thomas Wright: Visionary of Stellar Systems William Herschel: Natural Historian of the Universe Wilhelm Struve: Seeker of Parallax William Huggins: Pioneer of the "New Astronomy" Jacobus Kapteyn: Mastermind without a Telescope Harlow Shapley: Champion of the Big Galaxy Edwin Hubble: Redeemer of Island... more...

  • Mathematical Foundation of Geodesyby Kai Borre

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 209.00

    This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the geodetic and geophysical investigation and observation techniques. It includes material from the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as covering work from both temporary and permanent observatories. more...