by Robert S. Ball
Publisher: Isbister 1895
Number of pages: 392
This work enlists the services of men who worked in the field of Astronomy. Ball has chronicled the lives of all great astronomers and provided glimpses of their personal lives as well as their interests and their era. This gives a deep understanding of their work and discoveries.
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