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  • Manilius, "Astronomica" Buch Vby Wolfgang Hübner

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 307.00

    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...

  • Mindsteps to the Cosmosby Gerald S. Hawkins

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 65.00

    Mindsteps to the Cosmos shows how modern global civilization depends on giant leaps of understanding that have been made in the past. Science and technology have been inspired and formulated by the sky — the cosmos in which we live. Human development could not have taken place on a cloud-shrouded planet. Mathematics was invented to track the... more...

  • Mysteries and Secrets of Timeby Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Next Time You See a Sunsetby Emily Morgan

    National Science Teachers Association 2012; US$ 7.46

    "Next time you see a sunset, stop and sit down for a while." This book’s tempting opening line invites children and adults to take in a daily phenomenon with fresh eyes. By reading Next Time You See a Sunset together, you can learn to appreciate the spinning of the Earth, the progress of day into night, and the reasons for the spectacular... more...

  • Plotting the Globe: Stories of Meridians, Parallels, and the International Date Lineby Avraham Ariel; Nora Berger

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 44.00

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

  • Shaping the Dayby Paul Glennie; Nigel Thrift

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 46.99

    Overturning many common perceptions of the past - for example, that clock time and the industrial revolution were intimately related - this unique historical study will engage all readers interested in how 'telling the time' has come to dominate our way of life. - ;Timekeeping is an essential activity in the modern world, and we take it for... more...

  • Spherical Astronomyby Edgar Woolard

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Spherical Astronomy provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamental principles of positional astronomy. The text focuses on the principles of spherical astronomy and the theory of fundamental astronomical observations. Discussions are made on topics such as the celestial sphere and the nature of the reference systems of astronomy; the geometric... more...

  • Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy Vby Eric D. Feigelson; 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...