The Observatory Volume 30

The Observatory Volume 30

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...number of known variables in the last half-century. ' It is not necessary to describe the details of this work. The compilation has evidently been made with great care and from the best authorities, and results in a tabular catalogue of 1265 entries, with a supplement of 36 pages giving a history of nearly every star. If one wants to know the facts about the discovery of N ova Andromedee, Nova Persei, or any other Nova or Variable, they will be found in these pages. There are some supplementary tables, which add to the completeness of the publication and make it a useful contribution to this branch of astronomy, for the publication of which the authoress and Harvard may well be thanked and congratulated. ' THE Zoom; or, The Cherubim in the Bible and the Cherubim in the Sky.'--It is now generally recognized that the constellations By E. M. Smith. London: Eliot Stock, 1906. Price 6s. 0 were devised some 5000 years go by men who had a knowledge of astronomy, but who did not map out the stars into constellations for astronomical purposes. But the originators must have intended to signify something by these mysterious figures. What, then, is the origin of the constellations, and what is their significance? The reply given by the author of the book before us is that their origin is divine and that their significance is religious. The greater part of the book is accordingly devoted to the expounding of the religious signification of the constellations of the Zodiac. As this is an astronomical and not a religious publication, we cannot discuss this rather novel view of the zodiac, but some of the purely astronomical points mentioned by the author are worthy of attention. ' Mr. Smith quotes Lord Grimthorpe's remark...show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 354g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924754
  • 9781236924759