Recreations in Astronomy
by Henry White Warren
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
This book has been written not only to reveal some of the highest achievements of the human mind, but also to let the heavens declare the glory of the Divine Mind. In the author's judgment, there is no gulf that separates science and religion, nor any conflict where they stand together.
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