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  • The Schemata of the Starsby E.A. Paschos; Panagiotis Sotiroudis

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 54.00 US$ 46.98

    Most of the knowledge of ancient Greek science survived through Byzantine codices. A short Byzantine article, extant in three manuscripts, contains advanced astronomical ideas and pre-Copernican diagrams; it presents improvements on ancient and medieval astronomy. This important book includes the edited version and translation of the text and analyzes... more...

  • An Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysicsby Pankaj Jain

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 90.00

    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...

  • Encyclopedia of Timeby Samuel L. Macey

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Im Fokus: Sonnensystemby Nadja Podbregar; Dieter Lohmann

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 13.44

    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...

  • Celestial Shadowsby John Westfall; William Sheehan

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 117.32

    Much of what is known about the universe came from the study of celestial shadows. This book looks in detail at the way eclipses and other celestial shadows have given us amazing insights into the nature of the objects in our solar system and how they are even helping us discover and analyze planets that orbit stars other than our Sun. A variety... more...

  • Astronomy Through the Agesby Sir Robert Wilson

    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...

  • Timeby Katinka Ridderbos

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 79.00

    Eight essays discussing the nature of time, ideal for the general reader. more...

  • Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomyby Cleomedes

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 60.00 US$ 51.00

    At some time around 200 A.D., the Stoic philosopher and teacher Cleomedes delivered a set of lectures on elementary astronomy as part of a complete introduction to Stoicism for his students. The result was The Heavens (Caelestia), the only work by a professional Stoic teacher to survive intact from the first two centuries A.D., and a rare example... more...

  • In synchrony with the heavens Volume 1, The call of the muezzin /by D.A. King

    BRILL 2004; US$ 302.00

    King (history of science, F.W. Goethe U., Frankfurt, Germany), in the first of two volumes, presents an analysis of over 500 manuscripts that document the use of the sun and stars to keep time, an essential task in determining the hour of prayer, which is called by the muezzin in the Islamic world. (Volume 2 will be devoted to the instruments used 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...