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

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 111.96

    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 schemes... more...

  • Astronomy in India: A Historical Perspectiveby Thanu Padmanabhan

    Springer India 2014; US$ 100.76

    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...

  • Babylonian Mathematical Astronomy: Procedure Textsby Mathieu Ossendrijver

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 145.55

    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...

  • Astrostatistics and Data Miningby Luis Manuel Sarro; Laurent Eyer; William O'Mullane; Joris De Ridder

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 123.15

    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 Eric D. Feigelson; Jogesh Babu

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 301.20

    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...

  • Astrostatistical Challenges for the New Astronomyby Joseph M. Hilbe

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 100.76

    With coverage of specific topics such as analyzing supernovae and extrasolar planets, This collection of monographs details a variety of useful methodologies for analyzing and interpreting large-scale data sets in the evolving field of astrostatistics. 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...

  • 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...

  • Mindsteps to the Cosmosby Gerald S. Hawkins

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 70.00 US$ 63.70

    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...