Short History of Astronomy
by Arthur Berry
Publisher: John Murray 1898
Number of pages: 439
The author tried to give in this book an outline of the history of astronomy from the earliest historical times to the nineteenth century, and to present it in a form which shall be intelligible to a reader who has no special knowledge of either astronomy or mathematics.
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