The Heavens Above: A Popular Handbook of Astronomy

J. A. (Joseph Anthony) Gillet
W. J. (William James) Rolfe

Series: Physics Research and Technology
BISAC: SCI004000



Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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It has been the aim of the authors to give in this book a brief, simple, and accurate account of the heavens as they are known to astronomers of the present day. It is believed that there is nothing in the book beyond the comprehension of readers of ordinary intelligence, and that it contains all the information on the subject of astronomy that is needful to a person of ordinary culture.

The authors have carefully avoided dry and abstruse mathematical calculations, yet they have sought to make clear the methods by which astronomers have gained their knowledge of the heavens. The various kinds of telescopes and spectroscopes have been described, and their use in the study of the heavens has been fully explained.
(Imprint: SNOVA)


I. The Celestial Sphere

II. The Solar System

III. The Stellar Universe


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