Hand-book of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy

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    THE avowed aim of the author of this work, since the publication of the first edition in 1861, has been to keep its pages up to date—to make it a sort of vade mecum to astronomers; and, regarded as a book endeavouring to effect a compromise between purely elementary works on astronomy and advanced treatises, it is worthy of some praise. With the many remarkable developments of astronomical science during the last quarter of a century, the bulk of the original volume has been somewhat increased by additions, and it has now been decided henceforth to publish the work in three divisions, viz.—

    Hand-book of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy.

    By G. F. Chambers Part I. The Sun, Planets, and Comets. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1889.)

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    Hand-book of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy. Nature 41, 49–50 (1889). https://doi.org/10.1038/041049b0

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