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LETTERS ON ASTRONOMY IN WHICH THE ELEMENTS OF

THE SCIENCE ARE FAMILIARLY EXPLAINED IN



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Letters on Astronomy, in which the Elements of the Science are Familiarly Explained in Connection with Biographical Sketches of the Most Eminent Astronomers PATH OF BIELA'S COMET. Since the first publication of these Letters, in 1840, the work has passed through numerous editions, and received many tokens of public favor, both as a class-book for schools and as a reading-book for the family circle. The valuable discoveries made in the science within a few years have suggested an additional Letter, which is accordingly annexed to the series in the present revised form, giving a brief but comprehensive notice of all the leading contributions with which Astronomy has of late been enriched. The form of Letters was chosen on account of the greater freedom it admits, both of matter and of style, than a dress more purely scientific. Thus the technical portion of the work, it was hoped, might be relieved, and the whole rendered attractive to the youthful reader of either sex by interspersing sketches of the master-builders who, in successive ages, have reared the great temple of Astronomy, composing, as they do, some of the most remarkable and interesting specimens of the human race. The work was addressed to a female friend (now no more), who was a distinguished ornament of her sex, and whose superior intellect and refined taste required that the work should be free from every thing superficial in matter or negligent in style; and it was deemed by the writer no ordinary privilege that, in the composition of the work, an image at once so exalted and so pure was continually present to his mental vision

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    • Ano de Edição: 2015
    • Ano:  2015
    • País de Produção: Canada
    • Código de Barras:  2000173418587
    • ISBN:  9781465539533

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