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Short History of Astronomy by Arthur Berry

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Short History of Astronomy
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Publisher: John Murray
ISBN/ASIN: B001U462XO
Number of pages: 439

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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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