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Modern Astronomy Being some Account of the Astronomical Revolution of the last Quarter of a Century

Nature volume 63, pages 488489 (21 March 1901) | Download Citation



THE Savilian professor is so strongly impressed with the magnitude of the changes which have taken place in astronomical methods during the last quarter of a century that he does not hesitate to describe them as revolutionary. The task which he has set himself in this book is to give a brief review of the present situation, pointing out the nature of the changes rather than giving a complete account of them or of the discoveries to which they have led. The book can thus in no sense be regarded as a reference or text-book, but it may be remarked that elementary explanations have usually been introduced to make the matter generally intelligible.

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