Side-Lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science by Simon Newcomb

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Author Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909
Title Side-Lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science
Contents The unsolved problems of astronomy -- The new problems of the universe -- The structure of the universe -- The extent of the universe -- Making and using a telescope -- What the astronomers are doing -- Life in the universe -- How the planets are weighed -- The mariner's compass -- The fairyland of geometry -- The organization of scientific research -- Can we make it rain? -- The astronomical ephemeris and nautical almanac -- The world's debt to astronomy -- An astronomical friendship -- The evolution of the scientific investigator -- The evolution of astronomical knowledge -- Aspects of American astronomy -- The universe as an organism -- The relation of scientific method to social progress -- The outlook for the flying-machine.
Credits Produced by Charles Franks, Robert Rowe and the Online
Distributed Proofreading Team. HTML version by Al Haines.
Language English
LoC Class QB: Science: Astronomy
Subject Flying-machines
Subject Astronomy
Subject Compass
Subject Hyperspace
Subject Learning and scholarship
Subject Rain-making
Category Text
EBook-No. 4065
Release Date
Most Recently Updated Dec 27, 2020
Copyright Status Public domain in the USA.
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