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  • Shaping the Dayby Paul Glennie; Nigel Thrift

    Oxford University Press, UK 2009; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • Plotting the Globeby AVRAHAM ARIEL; NORA ARIEL BERGER; JOHN WRIGHT

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    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...

  • Data Processing in Precise Time and Frequency Applicationsby Michel Desaintfuscien

    Springer 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 Power of Starsby Bryan E. Penprase

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    What are some of the connections that bind us to the stars? How have these connections been established? And how have people all around the world and throughout time reacted to the night sky, the sun and moon, in their poetry, mythology, rituals, and temples? This book explores the influence of the sky on both ancient and modern civilization, by providing... 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 sections,... more...

  • Understanding High-Dimensional Spacesby David B. Skillicorn

    Springer 2012; US$ 39.95

    High-dimensional spaces arise as a way of modelling datasets with many attributes. Such a dataset can be directly represented in a space spanned by its attributes, with each record represented as a point in the space with its position depending on its attribute values. Such spaces are not easy to work with because of their high dimensionality: our... more...

  • Astrostatistical Challenges for the New Astronomyby Joseph M. Hilbe

    Springer 2012; US$ 109.00

    Astrostatistical Challenges for the New Astronomy presents a collection of monographs authored by several of the disciplines leading astrostatisticians, i.e. by researchers from the fields of statistics and astronomy-astrophysics, who work in the statistical analysis of astronomical and cosmological data. Eight of the ten monographs are enhancements... 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...

  • 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...

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

    Saqi 2012; US$ 10.19

    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...