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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...

  • 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 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 Awange; Erik W. Grafarend; Béla Paláncz; Piroska Zaletnyik

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2010; US$ 269.00

    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 Milan 2007; US$ 19.99

    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

    Today, we accept that we live on a planet circling the sun, that our sun is just one of billions of stars in the galaxy we call the Milky Way, and that our galaxy is but one of billions born out of the big bang. Yet as recently as the early twentieth century, the general public and even astronomers had vague and confused notions about what lay beyond... more...

  • Mathematical Foundation of Geodesyby Kai Borre

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 269.00

    This volume contains selected papers by Torben Krarup, one of the most important geodesists of the 20th century. The collection includes the famous booklet "A Contribution to the Mathematical Foundation of Physical Geodesy" from 1969, the unpublished "Molodenskij letters" from 1973, the final version of "Integrated Geodesy" from 1978, "Foundation... 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$ 239.00

    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...

  • Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomyby Cleomedes

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The result was The Heavens (Caelestia), the only work by a professional Stoic teacher to survive intact from the first two centuries A.D., and a rare example... more...