The Elements of Theoretical and Descriptive Astronomy
by Charles J. White
Publisher: J. Wiley 1909
Number of pages: 322
I endeavored to present the main facts and principles of Astronomy in a form adapted to the elementary course of instruction in that science 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 and the most interesting, and arranged them in the order which experience had led me to believe to be the best.
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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.
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 George F. Chambers - Oxford At The Clarendon Press
The work covers: 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.
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.