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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

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

  • Measuring the Universeby Albert Van Helden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656—1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of... more...

  • Fasterby James Gleick

    Little, Brown and Company 2000; US$ 8.99

    From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes,... more...

  • Timeby Katinka Ridderbos

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 71.00

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

  • In Synchrony with the Heavens, Volume 2: Instruments of Mass Calculationby David A. King

    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...

  • Atmosphere and Climateby Ulrich Foelsche; Gottfried Kirchengast; Andrea Steiner

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 279.00

    Presents edited and peer-reviewed papers from the 2nd International Workshop on Occultations for Probing Atmosphere and Climate (OPAC-2), held in Graz, Austria. This book provides a comprehensive insight and a key reference about the status and future of the field of occultations for probing atmosphere and climate. more...

  • Practical Statistics for Astronomersby J. V. Wall; C. R. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 42.00

    Presents the most relevant statistical and probabilistic machinery for use in observational astronomy. more...

  • Time in Antiquityby Robert Hannah

    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...