by Harold Spencer Jones
Publisher: Edward Arnold and Company 1924
Number of pages: 392
The book will serve to give the reader a sufficiently complete view of the present state of Astronomy. Mathematics has been almost entirely excluded in order that the volume may appeal to the amateur, no less than the student.
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