Publisher: Wikibooks 2009
The progress of technology has dramatically improved our understanding of the universe, revealing a richer tapestry than had ever been imagined before. This wikibook introduces the advanced secondary or beginning university student to that tapestry and the process that revealed it to humanity, presenting astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
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by Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage - Seeley and co.
The book gives an account of the science of Astronomy, as it was known in 1910, in a manner acceptable to the general reader. The author takes the theories of Astronomy out of those mathematical forms, and presents them in the ordinary language.
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.
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.