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The Romance of Modern Astronomy, describing in Simple but Exact Language the Wonders of the Heavens

Nature volume 85, page 71 (17 November 1910) | Download Citation



COMMENCING with a chapter on our place in the universe, the author proceeds in the established sequence with chapters on the earth's motions, the sun, Mercury, Venus, &c., completing the discussion of the solar system with comets and shooting-stars. At more remote distances the suns of space, stellar motions and systems, and nebulæ are the subjects claiming the writer's pen. Some forty pages are devoted to tides, the spectrum and other incidental subjects, while five chapters deal with popular aspects of astronomical history.

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