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Astronomy; History

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 79.95

    Astronomy is the field of science devoted to the study of astronomical objects, such as stars, galaxies, and nebulae. Astronomers have gathered a wealth of knowledge about the universe through hundreds of years of painstaking observations. These observations are interpreted by the use of physical and chemical laws familiar to mankind. These interpretations... more...

  • Geodesyby Zhiping Lu; Yunying Qu; Shubo Qiao

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    A full introduction to geodetic data and systems written by well-known experts in their respective fields, this book is an ideal text for courses in geodesy and geomatics covering everything from coordinate and gravimetry data to geodetic systems of all types. more...

  • Im Fokus: Sonnensystemby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 19.99

    Das Sonnensystem ist unsere Heimat im Weltall. Alle Planeten und Monde in ihm entstanden gemeinsam aus einer ?Urwolke?, sie sind damit gewissermaßen Geschwister. Aber genau wie diese besitzen auch die Planeten ganz unterschiedliche Charaktere und Eigenschaften. Wir Menschen haben gerade erst begonnen, diese faszinierende Vielfalt zu erkunden: vom... more...

  • A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)by Walter W. Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    A History of Astronomy , first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy ? Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,... more...

  • Observing by Handby Omar W. Nasim

    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...

  • Surveying Instruments and their Operational Principlesby L. Fialovszky

    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...

  • Geodäsieby DIN e.V.

    Beuth 2013; US$ 173.68

    Die aktuelle Normenzusammenstellung deckt die Sachgebiete Geodäsie, Photogrammetrie, Fernerkundung, Kartographie, Geoinformation sowie geodätische Instrumente und Geräte ab. Ergänzend wurden Normen aus den Bereichen Messtechnik allgemein, Modulordnung und Toleranzen im Bauwesen, Ausgleichsrechnung, mathematische Statistik und Qualitätsmanagement aufgenommen.... more...

  • Beyond the Solar Systemby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the evolution of humankind?s pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its... more...

  • The Astronomical Revolutionby Alexandre Koyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 205.00

    Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man?s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe.... more...

  • Geoid Determinationby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 279.00

    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...