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Introduction to Geodesy: The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy (Surveying & Boundary Control)

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Publisher Comments:

Geodesy made easy--an accessible introduction to a rapidly changing field

Geodesy is the science that deals with the earth's figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This user-friendly introduction presents what might be called "geodesy without mathematics." A revised edition of the author's Basic Geodesy, Introduction to Geodesy avoids complex formulas and equations and provides a broad overview for students and professionals who require a basic understanding of the subject.

Topics include:

* Traditional survey positioning techniques

* Geodetic systems, including horizontal and vertical geodetic datums

* Physical geodesy

* The world geodetic system

* Satellite geodesy

* The Global Positioning System

* Gravity measures

* Electromagnetic distance measurement

* Projections

* Examples of modern projects.

Book News Annotation:

Provides students and professionals with a basic overview and understanding of geodesy without the complex mathematical formulas and equations necessary to actually practice geodesy. Discusses topics such as traditional survey positioning techniques, geodetic systems, physical and satellite geodesy, the world geodetic system, and the history of geodesy from Pythagorus to Mason and Dixon. The text is easy to digest and is complemented by numerous diagrams.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-212) and index.

About the Author

James R. Smith, former principal lecturer in the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Portsmouth, is a member of the Land Survey Division of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, where he has been active for nearly 30 years.

Table of Contents

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.

Gravity.

Gyroscope.

Inertial Surveying.

Velocity of Light, EDM, and Laser Ranging.

Projections.

Examples of Modern Projects.

Bibliography.

About the Author.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471166603
Author:
Smith, James R.
Publisher:
Wiley-Interscience
Author:
Smith
Author:
James R. S
Author:
Smi
Author:
mith
Author:
th, James R.
Author:
R, James
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Engineering - Civil
Subject:
Earth Sciences
Subject:
Surveying
Subject:
Geodesy
Subject:
Geofisica
Subject:
Geodesia
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Civil
Subject:
Geography-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Wiley Series in Surveying and Boundary Control Wiley Series in Surveying and Boundary Control
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19970506
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.23x6.15x.50 in. .74 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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