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  • 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...

  • Astrostatistical Challenges for the New Astronomyby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 109.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Tenth of a Secondby Jimena Canales

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    In the late fifteenth century, clocks acquired minute hands. A century later, second hands appeared. But it wasn?t until the 1850s that instruments could recognize a tenth of a second, and, once they did, the impact on modern science and society was profound. Revealing the history behind this infinitesimal interval, A Tenth of a Second sheds... more...

  • Beyond the Solar Systemby Mary Kay Carson

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Tracing the evolution of humankind?s pursuit of astronomical knowledge, this resource looks deep into the furthest reaches of space. Children will follow along as the realization that the Earth is not at the center of the universe leads all the way up to recent telescopic proof of planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. In addition to its... more...

  • Statistical Methods for Astronomical Data Analysisby Asis Kumar Chattopadhyay; Tanuka Chattopadhyay

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 109.00

    This book introduces ?Astrostatistics? as a subject in its own right with rewarding examples, including work by the authors with galaxy and Gamma Ray Burst data to engage the reader. This includes a comprehensive blending of Astrophysics and Statistics. The first chapter?s coverage of preliminary concepts and terminologies for astronomical phenomenon... more...

  • To Measure the Skyby Frederick R. Chromey

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 64.00

    With a lively yet rigorous and quantitative approach, this textbook introduces the fundamental topics in optical observational astronomy for undergraduates. more...