Astronomy of To-day
by Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage
Publisher: Seeley and co. 1910
The object of this book is to give an account of the science of Astronomy, as it is known at the present day (1910), in a manner acceptable to the general reader. The author takes the main facts and theories of Astronomy out of those mathematical forms which repel the general reader, and presents them in the ordinary language of our workaday world.
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by George C. Comstock - D. Appleton and company
The author concentrates attention upon those parts of the subject that possess special educational value. Matter which permits of experimental treatment with simple apparatus is of peculiar value and is given a prominence in the text.
by Harold Spencer Jones - Edward Arnold and Company
The book will serve to give the reader a sufficiently complete view of the present state of Astronomy. Mathematics has been almost entirely excluded in order that the volume may appeal to the amateur, no less than the student.
by Forest Ray Moulton - The MacMillan Company
It has been assumed that the reader has an interest in the wonderful universe which surrounds him, and that he has arrived at such a stage of intellectual development that he demands the reasons for whatever conclusions he is asked to accept.
by George F. Chambers - Oxford At The Clarendon Press
The work covers: the planets of our solar system; eclipses; gravity and tides; phenomena including aberration and refraction; comets; chronological astronomy; stars; astronomical instruments; the history of astronomy; and meteoric astronomy.