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A New Astronomy

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Author: David Peck Todd
Published: 1906
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.1
LoC Category: QB
Downloads: 1,354
Added to site: 2011.07.27
mnybks.net#: 30504
Genre: Science
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\textsc{Amherst College Observatory.} \cleardoublepage \DPPageSep{007.png} \phantomsection \pdfbookmark[0]{Table of Contents}{Contents} \tableofcontents* \iffalse CONTENTS

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I. INTRODUCTORY ..... 7 II. THE LANGUAGE OF ASTRONOMY ..... 22 III. THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE CELESTIAL SPHERE . . 43 IV. THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES ..... 59 V. THE EARTH AS A GLOBE ...... 76 VI. THE EARTH TURNS ON ITS Axis ..... 97 VII. THE EARTH REVOLVES ROUND THE SUN . . .131 VIII. THE ASTRONOMY OF NAVIGATION.....169 IX. THE OBSERVATORY AND ITS INSTRUMENTS . . . 190 X. THE MOON . . . . . . . . .221 XI. THE SUN . . . . . . . . .255 XII. ECLIPSES OF SUN AND MOON ..... 289 XIII. THE PLANETS........311 XIV. THE ARGUMENT FOR UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION . .371 XV. COMETS AND METEORS.......392 XVI. THE STARS AND THE COSMOGONY . . . .421 \fi \DPPageSep{008.png} \iffalse

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PLATE PAGE I. TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUN. (From Himmel un

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