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  • 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...

  • Mysteries and Secrets of Timeby Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 11.99

    Is time infinite, or does it have a beginning and an end? This fascinating explores the mysteries of time and proposes a theory that suggests an awesome answer. more...

  • The Power of Starsby Bryan E. Penprase

    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...

  • Manilius, "Astronomica" Buch Vby Wolfgang Hübner

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 293.00

    Recently there has been a constant increase in secondary literature on Manilius? cosmological didactic poem, written in the late-Augustan/early-Tiberian period. However, a concentration on ideological-political or narratological perspectives means that attention has been focused on individual passages, prooemia, excurses or other marginal... more...

  • Ancient Astronomical Observations and the Study of the Moon?s Motion (1691-1757)by John M. Steele

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 149.00

    The discovery of a gradual acceleration in the moon?s mean motion by Edmond Halley in the last decade of the seventeenth century led to a revival of interest in reports of astronomical observations from antiquity. These observations provided the only means to study the moon?s ?secular acceleration?, as this newly-discovered acceleration became known.... 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... more...

  • Astronomy in India: A Historical Perspectiveby

    Springer India 2014; US$ 129.00

    India has a strong and ancient tradition of astronomy, which seamlessly merges with the current activities in Astronomy and Astrophysics in the country. While the younger generation of astronomers and students are reasonably familiar with the current facilities and the astronomical research, they might not have an equally good knowledge of the rich... more...

  • Astrostatistics and Data Miningby Joris De Ridder

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 129.00

    This book offers an overview of the statistical analysis of astronomical data, presenting examples that apply current methodologies to open issues in astronomical research, and exploring scientific analysis of the upcoming petabyte-scale databases. more...

  • Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy Vby Jogesh Babu

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 349.00

    This volume contains a selection of chapters based on papers to be presented at the Fifth Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy Symposium. The symposium will be held June 13-15th at Penn State University. Modern astronomical research faces a vast range of statistical issues which have spawned a revival in methodological activity among astronomers.... more...

  • 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...