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  • Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon’s Motion (1691-1757)by John M. Steele

    Springer 2012; US$ 149.00

    The discovery of a gradual acceleration in the moon's mean motion by Edmond Halley in the last decade of the seventeenth century led to a revival of interest in reports of astronomical observations from antiquity. These observations provided the only means to study the moon's 'secular acceleration', as this newly-discovered acceleration... more...

  • One Million Things: Spaceby Carole Stott

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 18.99

    A photographic feast serves up imagery and information about all things cosmic: from planets, moons, and comets, to black holes, nebulae, distant solar systems, and more. Following on the incredible success of the One Million Things series, this spectacular book features dynamic photographs that beautifully showcase the stars, moons, asteroids,... more...

  • Twenty-Five Astronomical Observations That Changed the Worldby Michael Marett-Crosby

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Twenty-Five Astronomical Observations That Changed the World' takes twenty-five journeys through space, back in time and into human history. We begin with the simplest sight of the Tycho Crater on the Moon, through a repeat of Galileo's observations of Jupiter's moons, and then move out towards the nebulae, stars, and galaxies. The astronomical... more...

  • Celestial Shadowsby John Westfall; William Sheehan

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety of... more...

  • Exploring Ancient Skiesby David H. Kelley; A.F. Aveni; Eugene F. Milone

    Springer New York 2005; US$ 299.00

    Exploring Ancient Skies uses modern science to examine ancient astronomy throughout the World: the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean, the Far East, and the New World, particularly Mesoamerica. Throughout, the discussion emphasizes the main purposes of ancient astronomy, many of which it shares with modern astronomy: astrology, navigation, calendar... more...

  • Ancient Astronomyby Clive Ruggles

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. more...

  • Mysteries and Discoveries of Archaeoastronomyby Giulio Magli

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 27.50

    The first complete and authoritative introduction to the young and fascinating science of Archaeoastronomy Explores the ancients? motives in constructing such grandiose buildings as the city of Teotihuacan or the Giza pyramids Illustrates how Astronomy is a key to understanding our ancestors? way of thinking Uniquely studies the astronomical... more...

  • The Power of Starsby Bryan E. Penprase

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    Considers the present-day context ? how does astrology and the modern Big Bang cosmology get incorporated into our modern understanding of the skies? First hand accounts of celestial events, and interviews with several practitioners of cosmology archaeoastronomy Includes an interactive planispheres of ancient cultures more...

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