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- BRILL 2005; US$ 245.00
'This is the first investigation of one of the main interests of astronomy in Islamic civilization, namely, timekeeping by the sun and stars and the regulation of the astronomically-defined times of Muslim prayer. The study is based on over 500 medieval astronomical manuscripts first identified by the author, now preserved in libraries all over the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. † On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger, eventually measured as a thousand trillion times larger than previously believed. Hubble?s proclamation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95
Time in Antiquity explores the different perceptions of time from Classical antiquity, principally through the technology designed to measure, mark or tell time. The material discussed ranges from the sixth century BC in archaic Greece to the 3rd century AD in the Roman Empire, and offers fascinating insights into ordinary people?s perceptions of... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 109.00
Based on Roth?s celebrated German language handbook for amateur astronomers, which first appeared over 40 years ago, this book is unique in giving the practical astronomer the most comprehensive, up-to-date and detailed single guide to the subject available. more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00
In the late fifteenth century, clocks acquired minute hands. A century later, second hands appeared. But it wasn?t until the 1850s that instruments could recognize a tenth of a second, and, once they did, the impact on modern science and society was profound. Revealing the history behind this infinitesimal interval, A Tenth of a Second sheds... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 57.00
People use concepts such as time and date to structure their lives on a daily basis. They often measure their travel by marking points arranged along great circles on the globe. Yet most do not understand the origin and history of these terms and the stories of the intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who shaped our picture of the world... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 259.00
Physical processes, involving atomic phenomena, allow more and more precise time and frequency measurements. This progress is not possible without convenient processing of the respective raw data. The book describes the data processing at various levels: design of the time and frequency references, characterization of the time and frequency references,... more...
- Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95
This compelling book examines the power of the skies on human civilization. It explores constellation lore, considers the present-day context, and offers first hand accounts of celestial events and interviews with practitioners of cosmology archaeoastronomy. more...