A Text-book of Astronomy
by George C. Comstock
Publisher: D. Appleton and company 1901
Number of pages: 391
The present work is not a compendium of astronomy or an outline course of popular reading in that science. It has been prepared as a text-book, and the author has endeavored to concentrate attention upon those parts of the subject that possess special educational value. From this point of view matter which permits of experimental treatment with simple apparatus is of peculiar value and is given a prominence in the text beyond its just due in a well-balanced exposition of the elements of astronomy.
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The notes cover: astronomy's place in the scientific endeavor, scientific method, astronomy without a telescope, history of astronomy, Newton's law of gravity, relativity theories, electromagnetic radiation, telescopes, solar system, the stars, etc.
by Charles J. White - J. Wiley
I present the main principles of Astronomy in a form adapted to the elementary course of instruction which is commonly given at colleges and the higher grades of academies. I selected those topics which seemed to me to be the most important.
by Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage - Seeley and co.
The book gives an account of the science of Astronomy, as it was known in 1910, in a manner acceptable to the general reader. The author takes the theories of Astronomy out of those mathematical forms, and presents them in the ordinary language.
This book introduces the advanced secondary or beginning university student to the process that revealed the rich tapestry of the universe to humanity, presenting astronomy not only as a field of knowledge, but also as a human endeavor in science.