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    Springer 2008; US$ 89.99

    China's most sophisticated system of computational astronomy was created for a Mongol emperor who could neither read nor write Chinese, to celebrate victory over China after forty years of devastating war. This book explains how and why, and reconstructs the observatory and the science that made it possible. more...

  • Sundialsby Denis Savoie

    Springer 2009; US$ 29.95

    Presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build a classical sundial. This book shows the calculations involved in the sundial's construction and gives a comprehensive history of time measurement. more...

  • David Levy's Guide to Eclipses, Transits, and Occultationsby David H. Levy

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers. more...

  • A Brief History of the Universeby J.P. McEvoy

    Constable & Robinson 2009; US$ 13.11

    Since the dawn of humanity, men have attempted to divine the nature of the heavens. The first astronomers mapped the movement of the seasons and used the positions of the constellations for augurs and astrology. Today, the search goes ever deeper into the nature of reality and life itself. In this accessible overview, astrophysicist J.P. McEvoy tells... 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...

  • Tantrasa?graha of Nilaka?tha Somayajiby K. Ramasubramanian; M. S. Sriram

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    "Tantrasangraha", composed by the renowned Kerala astronomer Nilakantha Somayaji (c. 1444-1545 AD) ranks along with "Aryabhatiya" of Aryabhata and "Siddhantasiromani" of Bhaskaracarya as one of the major works which significantly influenced further work on astronomy in India. One of the distinguishing features is the introduction... more...

  • To Measure the Skyby Frederick R. Chromey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 52.00

    With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. more...

  • History of Astronomyby John Lankford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 360.00

    First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • Spherical Astronomyby Edgar Woolard

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

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