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Introduction to Geodesy The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy

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ISBN-10: 047116660X

ISBN-13: 9780471166603

Edition: 1st 1997

Authors: James R. Smith

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Geodesy is the science that deals with the Earth's figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This is the only book on the market designed to provide readers with an introduction to geodesy without the usual emphasis on complex mathematics. Describes such positioning techniques as horizontal and vertical geodetic datums. Satellite geodesy, electromagnetic distance measurement, laser ranging and emerging technologies including the global positioning techniques and GIS are among the topics discussed. Features scores of two-color diagrams and examples to facilitate understanding.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/6/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

James R. Smithis a California historian and the author ofSan Francisco’s Lost Landmarksas well as a number of historical articles. He is a member of the California Historical Society, the San Francisco History Association, the San Francisco Museum & Historical Society, and the Library Fund at the University of California, Berkeley and is active in the preservation and promotion of history and historical lore. He is a frequent lecturer and discussion leader at universities, historical societies, libraries, and bookstores. He lives in San Francisco.W. Lane Rogersis an award-winning historian, a columnist for thePhoenixnewspaper, and the author of several books, includingCrimes &…    

History of Geodesy
Earth's Shape
Units of Measure
Traditional Survey Positioning Techniques
Geodetic Systems
Physical Geodesy
World Geodetic System
Satellite Geodesy
Very Long Baseline Interferometry
Global Positioning System
Inertial Surveying
Velocity of Light, EDM, and Laser Ranging
Examples of Modern Projects
About the Author