Sun, Moon, and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners

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    THIS small book comprises 300 pages of matter, and contains a most interesting account of the various members of the solar system and other celestial objects more remote. The narrative is particularly adapted to a large class of people who desire to know somewhat of the wonders and awe-inspiring phenomena connected with the science of astronomy without making a special study of them; yet sufficient interest is aroused to induce a beginner to search for more information. The work, however, does not claim to be a text book, although to a beginner it will serve as a capital starting-point. It is printed in open and pleasing type, and contains instructive illustrations. A few passages might be somewhat improved upon, as for example, p. 143—

    Sun, Moon, and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners.

    By A. Gilberne. (Seeley and Co., Limited).

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    Sun, Moon, and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners. Nature 48, 101 (1893) doi:10.1038/048101b0

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