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  • History of the IAUby Adriaan Blaauw

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 169.00

    This History has its origin in a suggestion, made in September 1990 by former IAU General Secretary Derek McNally, who felt "that a 75 year history of the Union was needed before the col­ lective memory of those who knew the Union before the Second World War vanished. It would then be a preparatory volume to a centennial history in 2019. " Indeed,... more...

  • The Quantum Beatby F. G. Major

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 109.00

    This work attempts to convey a broad understanding of the physical principles underlying the workings of these quantum-based atomic clocks, with introductory chapters placing them in context with the early development of mechanical clocks and the introduction of electronic time-keeping as embodied in the quartz-controlled clocks. While the book makes... more...

  • A Companion to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Kenneth Lang

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 79.95

    Astronomy and Astrophysics is a comprehensive, fundamental, up-to-date reference book. It is filled with vital information and basic facts for amateur astronomers and professional astrophysicists, and for anyone interested in the Universe. 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, that is, to use the methods of archaeology and insights of modern astronomy explore how astronomy was practiced before the invention of the telescope. It thus reviews an enormous and growing body of literature on the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean,... more...

  • Oxford Dictionary of Astronomyby Ian Ridpath

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.00

    This Dictionary of Astronomy covers everything from black hole to white dwarf. The text includes 4000 entries from astrophysics and cosmology to galaxies and time. Major entries include: Big Bang theory, comet, eclipse, Magellanic Clouds, radio telescope, relativity, and variable stars. more...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    CRC Press 2003; US$ 109.95

    Preface; Part One: The Early Developments in Astronomy: The Beginning 1. Ancient Astronomy 2. The Greeks 3. The Interlude 4. The Renaissance; Part Two: The Era of the Telescope: The Classical Post-Newtonian Period 5. The New Natural Philosophy 6. Astronomy in the Early Twentieth Century; Part Three: Modern Astronomy: The New Astronomies 7. Probing... 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...

  • Splitting The Secondby A Jones

    CRC Press 2000; US$ 43.95

    Until the 1950s timekeeping was based on the apparent motion of the Sun that in turn reflected the rotation of the Earth on its axis. But the Earth does not turn smoothly. By the 1940s it was clear that the length of the day fluctuated unpredictably and with it the length of the second. Astronomers wanted to redefine the second in terms of the motions... more...

  • CCD Astrophotography: High-Quality Imaging from the Suburbsby Adam Stuart

    Springer New York 2006; US$ 39.95

    A complete and thoroughly tested program to help every CCD-beginner work towards digital imaging of the highest quality. It is equally useful to astronomers who have perfect observing conditions, as to those who have to observe from light-polluted city skies. more...

  • The Outer Planets and their Moonsby Therese Encrenaz; R. Kallenbach; Tobias Owen; Christophe Sotin

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 199.00

    This volume gives an integrated summary of the science related to the four giant planets in our solar system. It is the result of an ISSI workshop on "A comparative study of the outer planets before the exploration of Saturn by Cassini-Huygens" which was held at ISSI in Bern on January 12-16, 2004. Representatives of several scientific communities,... more...