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- Springer New York 2012; US$ 108.86
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...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00
Long before astronomy was a science, humans used the stars to mark time, navigate, organize planting and dramatize myths. This encyclopaedia draws on archaeological evidence and oral traditions to reveal how prehistoric humans perceived the skies and celestial phenomena. more...
- CRC Press 2003; US$ 109.95
From an historical perspective, this text presents an entirely non- mathematical introduction to astronomy from the first endeavours of the ancients to the current developments in research enabled by cutting edge technological advances. Free of mathematics and complex graphs, the book nevertheless explains deep concepts of space and time, of relativity... more...
- Springer India 2014; US$ 97.97
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...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 97.97
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...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 119.75
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 271.09
Since the early use of the occultation measurement principle for sounding pla- tary atmospheres and ionospheres, its exploitation in atmospheric remote sensing has seen tremendous advances. In this book we focus on sensors on Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, which exploit solar, lunar, stellar, GNSS (Global Navi- tion Satellite Systems), and LEO-crosslink... more...
- Springer New York 2012; US$ 141.52
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...
- 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...
- Saqi 2012; US$ 12.99
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...