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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This book introduces the advanced secondary or beginning university student to the process that revealed the rich tapestry of the universe to humanity, presenting astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.
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.
The book takes the reader on a tour of Hubble's most significant science successes, combined with some of the telescope's technology and history. The book details Hubble's work in cosmology, planetary science and galactic science.