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  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus 2015; Not Available

    This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative,... more...

  • The Astronomy Bibleby Heather Couper; Nigel Henbest

    Octopus 2015; US$ 16.27

    This comprehensive guide to astronomy introduces the basic concepts, explaining what, when, and how to observe space, right through to current theories on everything from black holes to microquasars. It helps you to navigate the night sky, identify the constellations and find planets, comets, galaxies and deep-sky objects. Accessible, informative,... more...

  • From Eternity to Hereby Sean Carroll

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    "Unifying cosmology, thermodynamics, and information science into a refreshingly accessible whole, From Eternity to Here will make you wish time's arrow could fly in reverse, if only so you could once again read the book for the first time." - Seed Magazine "Carroll...takes his readers on a fascinating and refreshing trek through every known... more...

  • A Sideways Look at Timeby Jay Griffiths

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 15.95

    "An exercise indeed in Dharma, Poetry, and Philosophy." óGary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet more...

  • On Roman Timeby Michele Renee Salzman

    University of California Press 1991; US$ 12.95

    Because they list all the public holidays and pagan festivals of the age, calendars provide unique insights into the culture and everyday life of ancient Rome. The Codex-Calendar of 354 miraculously survived the Fall of Rome. Although it was subsequently lost, the copies made in the Renaissance remain invaluable documents of Roman society and religion... more...

  • Time Restoredby Jonathan Betts

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    Biography of the polymath, Lt Cmdr Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the man who, in the 1920s, restored the great eighteenth century marine timekeepers by John Harrison to their former glory. With his encyclopaedic knowledge, he studied and wrote on subjects as varied as scientific mysteries (e.g. The Loch Ness Monster) and horology (timekeeping). - ;This... more...

  • Timeby Dennis D. McCarthy; Kenneth P. Seidelmann

    Wiley 2009; US$ 160.00

    Dennis D. McCarthy worked in the Time Service and Earth Orientation Departments of the U. S. Naval Observatory (USNO) for the past 40 years, reaching the position of Director of Time at USNO. He has been involved in both the improvements in time keeping and time transfer, and the advances in the observational determination, analyses and prediction... more...

  • The Lost Millenniumby Florin Diacu

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 22.00

    Have you ever wondered how we really know what year it is? Part detective story, part conspiracy theory, part scientific history, The Lost Millennium explores the astonishing possibility that our calendar is out by a thousand years. A chance conversation at a conference in Mexico started mathematician Florin Diacu on an amazing journey to make sense... more...

  • Calendar and Communityby Sacha Stern

    Clarendon Press 2001; US$ 174.99

    Calendar and Community traces the development of the Jewish calendar from its origins until it reached, in the tenth century CE, its present form. Drawing on a wide range of often neglected sources - literary, documentary, epigraphic, Jewish, Graeco-Roman and Christian - it is the first comprehensive work to have been written on the subject. It will... more...

  • About Timeby Paul Davies

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 17.58

    This is a book about the meaning of time, what it is, when it has started, how it flows and where to. It examines the consequences of Einstein's theory of relativity and offers startling suggestions about what recent research may reveal. more...