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Text-book on Practical Astronomy

Nature volume 88, page 345 (11 January 1912) | Download Citation



THOSE who have used Prof. Hosmer's previous A work, “Azimuth,” will remember that one of its most pleasing features is the unconscious display of the author's intimate acquaintance with the practical side of surveying and of teaching. The same pleasing feature is just as much a characteristic of the present work. One feels that there is but little of the subject that the author has not practised until the operations are almost part of a second nature, yet in this work he does not lose sight of the fact that the student is a beginner and needs telling that the sun-glass is not usually placed over the object-glass.

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