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1 Chinnici, Ileana Merz Telescopes I10412 2017 eBook  
2 Chadwick, Stephen Robert The Great Canoes in the Sky I10259 2017 eBook  
3 Magli, Giulio Archaeoastronomy I10246 2016 eBook  
4 Orlando, Andrea The Light, The Stones and The Sacred I09844 2017 eBook  
5 Magli, Giulio Archaeoastronomy in the Roman World I09704 2019 eBook  
6 Magli, Giulio Archaeoastronomy I09597 2020 eBook  
7 Magli, Giulio Sacred Landscapes of Imperial China I08814 2020 eBook  
8 Bucur, Voichita Handbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments I08676 2019 eBook  
9 Ansari, S.M History of Oriental Astronomy I10666 2002 eBook  
10 Blunck, J??rgen Solar System Moons I08375 2010 eBook  
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TitleMerz Telescopes : A global heritage worth preserving
Author(s)Chinnici, Ileana
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionIX, 185 p. 108 illus., 30 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book comprises a fascinating collection of contributions on the Merz telescopes in Italy that collectively offer the first survey on historical large refracting telescopes in the country, drawing on original documents and photographs. It opens with a general introduction on the importance of Merz telescopes in the history of astronomy and analyses of the local and international contexts in which the telescopes were made. After examination of an example of the interaction between the maker and the astronomer in the construction and maintenance of these refractors, the history of the Merz telescopes at the main Italian observatories in the nineteenth century is described in detail. Expert testimony is also provided on how these telescopes were successfully used until the second half of the twentieth century for research purposes, thus proving their excellent optical qualities
ISBN,Price9783319414867
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. Cultural heritage 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. HISTORY 7. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 8. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleThe Great Canoes in the Sky : Starlore and Astronomy of the South Pacific
Author(s)Chadwick, Stephen Robert;Paviour-Smith, Martin
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionXVII, 233 p. 181 illus., 149 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NotePresenting spectacular photographs of astronomical objects of the southern sky, all taken by author Stephen Chadwick, this book explores what peoples of the South Pacific see when they look up at the heavens and what they have done with this knowledge. From wives killing brothers to emus rising out of the desert and great canoes in the sky, this book offers the perfect blend of science, tradition and mythology to bring to life the most famous sights in the heavens above the southern hemisphere. The authors place this starlore in the context of contemporary understandings of astronomy. The night sky of southern societies is as rich in culture as it is in stars. Stories, myths and legends based on constellations, heavenly bodies and other night sky phenomena have played a fundamental role in shaping the culture of pre-modern civilizations throughout the world. Such starlore continues to influence societies throughout the Pacific to this day, with cultures throughout the region ??? from Australia and New Zealand in the south to New Guinea and Micronesia in the north - using traditional cosmology as a means of interpreting various aspects of everyday life
ISBN,Price9783319226231
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. Cultural heritage 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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TitleArchaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones
Author(s)Magli, Giulio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2016.
DescriptionXIII, 246 p. 164 illus., 111 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book provides the first complete, easy to read, up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic worlds. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which explores the past relations between astronomy and people, power, the afterworld, architecture, and landscape. The fundamentals of archaeoastronomy are then addressed in detail, with coverage of the celestial coordinates; the apparent motion of the Sun, Moon, stars, and planets; observation of celestial bodies at the horizon; the use of astronomical software in archaeoastronomy; and current methods for making and analyzing measurements. The final section reviews what archaeoastronomy can now tell us about the nature and purpose of such sites and structures as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, the Campus Martius, and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. In addition, a set of exercises is provided that can be performed using non-commercial free software, e.g., Google Earth or Stellarium, and will equip readers to conduct their own research. Readers will find the book an ideal introduction to what has become a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science
ISBN,Price9783319228822
Keyword(s)1. Architectural History and Theory 2. ARCHITECTURE 3. ASTRONOMY 4. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 5. ASTROPHYSICS 6. Cultural heritage 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 10. PHYSICS
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TitleThe Light, The Stones and The Sacred : Proceedings of the XVth Italian Society of Archaeoastronomy Congress
Author(s)Orlando, Andrea
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2017.
DescriptionX, 245 p. 134 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book addresses a variety of topics within the growing discipline of Archaeoastronomy, focusing especially on Archaeoastronomy in Sicily and the Mediterranean and Cultural Astronomy. A further priority is discussion of the astronomical and statistical methods used today to ascertain the degree of reliability of the chronological and cultural definition of sites and artifacts of archaeoastronomical interest. The contributions were all delivered at the XVth Congress of the Italian Society of Archaeoastronomy (SIA), held under the rubric "The Light, the Stones and the Sacred" ??? a theme inspired by the International Year of Light 2015, organized by UNESCO. The full meaning of many ancient monuments can only be understood by examining their relation to light, given the effects that light radiation produces in ???interacting??? with lithic structures. Moreover, in addition to manifestations of the sacred through the medium of light (hierophanies), there are many ties between temples, tombs, megalithic structures, and the architecture of almost all ages and cultures and our star, the Sun. Readers will find the book to be a source of fascinating insights based on synergies between the disciplines of archaeology and astronomy
ISBN,Price9783319544878
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. Cultural heritage 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 9. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 10. Observations, Astronomical 11. PHYSICS
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TitleArchaeoastronomy in the Roman World
Author(s)Magli, Giulio;Gonz??lez-Garc??a, Antonio C??sar;Belmonte Aviles, Juan;Antonello, Elio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXXX, 205 p. 71 illus., 41 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book explores the insights that Cultural Astronomy provides into the classical Roman world by unveiling the ways in which the Romans made use of their knowledge concerning the heavens, and by shedding new light on the interactions between astronomy and heritage in ancient Roman culture. Leading experts in the field present fascinating information on how and why the Romans referred to the sky when deciding upon the orientation of particular monuments, temples, tombs and even urban layouts. Attention is also devoted to questions of broader interest, such as the contribution that religious interpretation of the sky made in the assimilation of conquered peoples. When one considers astronomy in the Roman world it is customary to think of the work and models of Ptolemy, and perhaps the Julian calendar or even the sighting of the Star of Bethlehem. However, like many other peoples in antiquity, the Romans interacted with the heavens in deeper ways that exerted a profound influence on their culture. This book highlights the need to take this complexity into account in various areas of research and will appeal to all those who wish to learn more about the application of astronomy in the lives and architecture of the Romans
ISBN,Price9783319970073
Keyword(s)1. ARCHAEOLOGY 2. ASTRONOMY 3. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 4. ASTROPHYSICS 5. Classical Studies 6. Cultural heritage 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Philology 10. Urban geography 11. Urban Geography / Urbanism (inc. megacities, cities, towns)
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TitleArchaeoastronomy : Introduction to the Science of Stars and Stones
Author(s)Magli, Giulio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXIII, 264 p. 225 illus., 122 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis is a second edition of a textbook that provides the first comprehensive, easy-to-read, and up-to-date account of the fascinating discipline of archaeoastronomy, in which the relationship between ancient constructions and the sky is studied in order to gain a better understanding of the ideas of the architects of the past and of their religious and symbolic worlds. The book is divided into three sections, the first of which explores the past relations between astronomy and people, power, the afterworld, architecture, and landscape. The second part then discusses in detail the fundamentals of archaeoastronomy, including the celestial coordinates; the apparent motion of the sun, moon, stars, and planets; observation of celestial bodies at the horizon; the use of astronomical software in archaeoastronomy; and current methods for making and analyzing measurements. The final section reviews what archaeoastronomy can now tell us about the nature and purpose of such sites and structures as Stonehenge, the Pyramids of Giza, Chichen Itza, the Angkor Temples, the Campus Martius, and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento. In addition, it provides a set of exercises that can be performed using non-commercial free software, e.g., Google Earth and Stellarium, and that will equip readers to conduct their own research. This new edition features a completely new chapter on archaeoastronomy in Asia and an ???augmented reality??? framework, which on the one hand enhances the didactic value of the book using direct links to the relevant sections of the author???s MOOC (online) lessons and, on the other, allows readers to directly experience ??? albeit virtually ???many of the spectacular archaeological sites described in the book. This is an ideal introduction to what has become a wide-ranging multidisciplinary science
ISBN,Price9783030451479
Keyword(s)1. Architectural History and Theory 2. ARCHITECTURE 3. ASTRONOMY 4. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 5. ASTROPHYSICS 6. Cultural heritage 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 10. PHYSICS
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TitleSacred Landscapes of Imperial China : Astronomy, Feng Shui, and the Mandate of Heaven
Author(s)Magli, Giulio
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXVI, 179 p. 108 illus., 98 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book analyses the magnificent imperial necropolises of ancient China from the perspective of Archaeoastronomy, a science which takes into account the landscape in which ancient monuments are placed, focusing especially but not exclusively on the celestial aspects. The power of the Chinese emperors was based on the so-called Mandate of Heaven: the rulers were believed to act as intermediaries between the sky gods and the Earth, and consequently, the architecture of their tombs, starting from the world-famous mausoleum of the first emperor, was closely linked to the celestial cycles and to the cosmos. This relationship, however, also had to take into account various other factors and doctrines, first the Zhao-Mu doctrine in the Han period and later the various forms of Feng Shui. As a result, over the centuries, diverse sacred landscapes were constructed. Among the sites analysed in the book are the ???pyramids??? of Xi???an from the Han dynasty, the mountain tombs of the Tang dynasty, and the Ming and Qing imperial tombs. The book explains how considerations such as astronomical orientation and topographical orientation according to the principles of Feng Shui played a fundamental role at these sites
ISBN,Price9783030493240
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology 3. ASTROPHYSICS 4. Cultural heritage 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Landscape architecture 10. Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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TitleHandbook of Materials for Wind Musical Instruments
Author(s)Bucur, Voichita
PublicationCham, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer International Publishing, 2019.
DescriptionXXI, 819 p : online resource
Abstract NoteThis book addresses key questions about the materials used for the wind instruments of classical symphony orchestra such as flutes, clarinets, saxophones, oboes, bassoons and pipe organs. The content of this book is structured into four parts. Part 1- Description of materials for wind instruments deals with wood species and materials for reeds used for making clarinet, oboe and bassoon- and, with metallic materials and alloys for - horn, trumpet, trombone, etc. Auxiliary materials associated with the manufacturing of wind instruments are felt, cork, leather and parchment. Part 2- Basic acoustics of wind instruments, in which are presented succinctly, some pertinent aspects related to the physics of the resonant air column. An important aspect discussed is related to the effect of wall material on the vibration modes of the walls of wind instruments. The methods for measuring the acoustical properties of wind instruments are presented. Part 3- Manufacturing of wind instruments, describes the technology used in manufacturing metallic tubes and pipes made of wood. Part 4 - The durability and degradation of materials addresses data about methods for cleaning wind instruments, studies factors producing degradation of organ pipes, describes methods of conservation and restoration of brass instruments and of historical pipe organs. Finally, the properties of marble are described, being the only one nondegradable and sustainable material used for pipes for organs
ISBN,Price9783030191757
Keyword(s)1. ACOUSTICS 2. Ceramics 3. Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials 4. Composite materials 5. Composites (Materials) 6. Cultural heritage 7. EBOOK 8. EBOOK - SPRINGER 9. Forest products 10. GLASS 11. Manufactures 12. Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes 13. MUSIC 14. Wood Science & Technology
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TitleHistory of Oriental Astronomy : Proceedings of the Joint Discussion-17 at the 23rd General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union, organised by the Commission 41 (History of Astronomy), held in Kyoto, August 25???26, 1997
Author(s)Ansari, S.M
PublicationDordrecht, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Netherlands, 2002.
DescriptionXIII, 288 p : online resource
ISBN,Price9789401598620
Keyword(s)1. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 2. Astronomy???Observations 3. Cultural heritage 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. HISTORY 7. History, general 8. Observations, Astronomical
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TitleSolar System Moons : Discovery and Mythology
Author(s)Blunck, J??rgen
PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg, 1. Imprint: Springer 2. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
DescriptionX, 142 p : online resource
Abstract NoteStarting from Mars outward this concise handbook provides thorough information on the satellites of the planets in the solar system. Each chapter begins with a section on the discovery and the naming of the planet's satellites or rings. This is followed by a section presenting the historic sources of those names. The book contains tables with the orbital and physical parameters of all satellites and is illustrated throughout with modern photos of the planets and their moons as well as historical and mythological drawings. The Cyrillic transcriptions of the satellite names are provided in a register. Readers interested in the history of astronomy and its mythological backgrounds will enjoy this beautiful volume
ISBN,Price9783540688532
Keyword(s)1. ASTRONOMY 2. Astronomy, Observations and Techniques 3. Astronomy???Observations 4. Cultural heritage 5. EBOOK 6. EBOOK - SPRINGER 7. HISTORY 8. HISTORY OF SCIENCE 9. Observations, Astronomical 10. PLANETOLOGY 11. Popular Science in Astronomy
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