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Der Sternenhimmel

    Naturevolume 85pages102103 (1910) | Download Citation



    THIS little book is another well-meant attempt to interest the public in astronomical phenomena by describing in simple language some of the results obtained by continued observation. The general appearance of the sky and the changes produced by the diurnal rotation and annual revolution of the earth about the sun come under notice. Separate chapters are added on parallax and aberration, the precession and nutation of the earth's axis, and the variation of latitude, which last seems a small matter to introduce into a work that can only aim at presenting the more conspicuous features. The several planets are described, their general appearance and motion, and a few remarks are added on comets and meteors.

    Der Sternenhimmel.

    By Prof. J. D. Messerschmitt. Pp. 195 + xiii plates. (Leipzig: Philipp Reclam, Jun., n.d.) Price 1.75 marks.

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