A Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy
by George F. Chambers
Publisher: Oxford At The Clarendon Press 1889
Number of pages: 756
The work is divided into ten parts covering the following topics: the planets of our solar system; eclipses; gravity and tides; phenomena including aberration and refraction; comets; chronological astronomy; stars; astronomical instruments; the history of astronomy; and meteoric astronomy. It is richly illustrated with photographs and woodcuts depicting a wide variety of astronomical phenomena.
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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.
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 Martin V. Zombeck - Cambridge University Press
This handbook is an essential reference for space astronomy and astrophysics. It covers topics such as atomic physics, nuclear physics, relativity, plasma physics, electromagnetism, mathematics, probability and statistics, and geophysics.
by George C. Comstock - D. Appleton and company
The author concentrates attention upon those parts of the subject that possess special educational value. Matter which permits of experimental treatment with simple apparatus is of peculiar value and is given a prominence in the text.