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  • Babylonian Mathematical Astronomy: Procedure Textsby Mathieu Ossendrijver

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 149.00

    Based on a modern approach incorporating recent insights, this book offers new translations and a new analysis of the procedure texts of Babylonian mathematical astronomy, the earliest known form of mathematical astronomy of the ancient world. more...

  • A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle Eastby John M. Steele

    Saqi 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Middle East is the birthplace of astronomy and the centre for its development during the medieval period. In this brief introduction John Steele offers an intriguing insight into Middle Eastern achievements in astronomy and their profound influence on the rest of the world. Amongst other things, the book traces the Late Babylonians' ingenious schemes... more...

  • Cleomedes' Lectures on Astronomyby Cleomedes

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • Data Processing in Precise Time and Frequency Applicationsby M. Desaintfuscien

    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...

  • The Day We Found the Universeby Marcia Bartusiak

    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...

  • Handbook of Practical Astronomyby GŁnter D. Roth

    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...

  • A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)by Walter W. Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    A History of Astronomy , first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy ? Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,... 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...

  • 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...

  • It's About Timeby Liz Evers

    Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99

    From the ice-age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. We've spent centuries developing new ways of measuring time, describing it and quantifying it, and such methods have given rise to some of the most technically and aesthetically beautiful... more...