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Text-Book on Spherical Astronomy

    Naturevolume 128pages207208 (1931) | Download Citation



    A NEW textbook supplying a real need is always welcome. The book now under review is based on lectures given in the University of Cambridge and is essentially designed for the use of students, but will be found to be of great service to astronomers also. Modern developments in astronomy have rendered the older textbooks incomplete, so in addition to the discussion of the usual problems of spherical astronomy, the book contains much new matter, including the essential discussion of such subjects as heliocentric co-ordinates, proper motions, the orbits of binary stars, and the use of photography in precise astronomical measurements, information on which is only to be found in scattered scientific papers.

    Text-Book on Spherical Astronomy.

    By Prof. W. M. Smart. Pp. xi + 414. (Cambridge: At the University Press, 1931.) 21s. net.

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