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- CRC Press 2003; US$ 109.95
From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble?s proclamation... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; Not Available
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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 321.00
Recently there has been a constant increase in secondary literature on Manilius? cosmological didactic poem, written in the late-Augustan/early-Tiberian period. However, a concentration on ideological-political or narratological perspectives means that attention has been focused on individual passages, prooemia, excurses or other marginal... more...
- Springer New York 2011; US$ 39.95
This book tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy and details the 100 most important discoveries. Spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, portray distant corners of the universe. more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95
The book gives a detailed theoretical background of the constructional principles of instruments necessary for the most general tasks of surveying. Undergraduate and graduate students will find it very useful in surveying studies to get acquainted with the broad variety of instruments, both classical and new ones. At the same time, specialists in... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; Not Available
This book explores current techniques for precise determination of the geoid, including computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. Coverage includes actual computations of local geoids, and incorporates the latest GPS and GIS innovations. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 70.00
Mindsteps to the Cosmos shows how modern global civilization depends on giant leaps of understanding that have been made in the past. Science and technology have been inspired and formulated by the sky — the cosmos in which we live. Human development could not have taken place on a cloud-shrouded planet. Mathematics was invented to track the... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00
Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope?s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena. ... more...