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  • Geodetic and Geophysical Observations in Antarcticaby Alessandro Capra; Reinhard Dietrich

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 220.06

    This book is a collection of papers on various aspects of the geodetic and geophysical investigation and observation techniques. It includes material from the Arctic and Antarctica, as well as covering work from both temporary and permanent observatories. more...

  • Secret Scienceby María M. Portuondo

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.50

    The discovery of the New World raised many questions for early modern scientists: What did these lands contain? Where did they lie in relation to Europe? Who lived there, and what were their inhabitants like? Imperial expansion necessitated changes in the way scientific knowledge was gathered, and Spanish cosmographers in particular were charged... more...

  • Atlas of Astronomical Discoveriesby Govert Schilling

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 45.23

    This book tells the story of 400 years of telescopic astronomy and details the 100 most important discoveries. Spectacular photographs, taken with the largest telescopes on Earth and in space, portray distant corners of the universe. more...

  • Surveying Instruments and their Operational Principlesby L. Fialovszky

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The book gives a detailed theoretical background of the constructional principles of instruments necessary for the most general tasks of surveying. Undergraduate and graduate students will find it very useful in surveying studies to get acquainted with the broad variety of instruments, both classical and new ones. At the same time, specialists in... more...

  • Geoid Determinationby Fernando Sansò; Michael G. Sideris

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 255.53

    This book explores current techniques for precise determination of the geoid, including computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. Coverage includes actual computations of local geoids, and incorporates the latest GPS and GIS innovations. 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...

  • The Astronomical Revolutionby Alexandre Koyre

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in English in 1973. This volume traces the development of the revolution which so drastically altered man’s view of the universe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The "astronomical revolution" was accomplished in three stages, each linked with the work of one man. With Copernicus, the sun became the centre of the universe.... more...

  • Observing by Handby Omar W. Nasim

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00 US$ 38.25

    Today we are all familiar with the iconic pictures of the nebulae produced by the Hubble Space Telescope’s digital cameras. But there was a time, before the successful application of photography to the heavens, in which scientists had to rely on handmade drawings of these mysterious phenomena.            ... 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...

  • The Story of Helium and the Birth of Astrophysicsby Biman B. Nath

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 36.67

    This fascinating chronicle of the epoch-making discovery of helium explains why it also marked the birth of a new branch of science called ‘astrophysics’, and corrects the many historiographical misinterpretations through revealing personal accounts. more...