Astronomy of To-day
by Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage
Publisher: Seeley and co. 1910
The object of this book is to give an account of the science of Astronomy, as it is known at the present day (1910), in a manner acceptable to the general reader. The author takes the main facts and theories of Astronomy out of those mathematical forms which repel the general reader, and presents them in the ordinary language of our workaday world.
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by David Peck Todd - American Book Company
Contents: Language of Astronomy; Philosophy of the Celestial Sphere; Stars in their Courses; Earth as a Globe; Earth Turns on its Axis; Earth Revolves Round the Sun; Astronomy of Navigation; Observatory and its Instruments; The Moon; The Sun; etc.
by Forest Ray Moulton - The MacMillan Company
It has been assumed that the reader has an interest in the wonderful universe which surrounds him, and that he has arrived at such a stage of intellectual development that he demands the reasons for whatever conclusions he is asked to accept.
by Harold Spencer Jones - Edward Arnold and Company
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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