A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy
by George F. Chambers
Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press 1889
Number of pages: 756
The work is divided into ten parts covering the following topics: 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. It is richly illustrated with photographs and woodcuts depicting a wide variety of astronomical phenomena.
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by James N. Pierce
A book written for teachers (and parents) of students in grades K-6. The astronomy topics it covers are those most commonly found in these grade levels: Earth and Sun; night and day; seasons; phases of the Moon; eclipses; solar system; planets...
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 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 David Peck Todd - American Book Company
Contents: Language of Astronomy; Philosophy of the Celestial Sphere; Stars in their Courses; Earth as a Globe; Earth Turns on its Axis; Earth Revolves Round the Sun; Astronomy of Navigation; Observatory and its Instruments; The Moon; The Sun; etc.