Curiosities of the Sky
by Garrett Putman Serviss
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1909
Number of pages: 300
Some of the things described in this book are little known to the average reader, while others are well known; but all possess the fascination of whatever is strange, marvellous, obscure, or mysterious magnified, in this case, by the portentous scale of the phenomena. The idea of the author is to tell about these things in plain language, but with as much scientific accuracy as plain language will permit, showing the wonder that is in them without getting away from the facts.
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by Henry William Elson - Sturgis & Walton
In the first part the author gives the main astronomical facts according to the latest discoveries , but makes no pretense of entering into higher mathematical Astronomy. The second part of the book treats the Constellations.
by Camille Flammarion - D. Appleton and Company
The Science of Astronomy is sublime and beautiful. It gives us wings, and bears us through Infinitude. In these ethereal regions all is pure, luminous, and splendid. Dreams of the Ideal, even of the Inaccessible, weave their subtle spells upon us.
by Carol Beigel
This guide was written with the complete novice in mind. The idea is to point out wonders of the night sky and where you can find them. Everything is geared to light polluted skies and the few brightest stars that can be seen on the best night...
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