A Field Book of the Stars

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G.P. Putnam's sons, 1907 - Astronomy - 163 pages
 

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Page 139 - HALF-HOURS WITH THE STARS : a Plain and Easy Guide to the Knowledge of the Constellations. Showing in 12 Maps the position of the principal Star-Groups night after night throughout the year. With Introduction and a separate Explanation of each Map. True for every Year.
Page 142 - Star Lore of All Ages A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts, Concerning the Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere By William Tyler Olcott Author of "A Field Book of the Stars,
Page 141 - He analyzes the causes of these disharmonies and explains his reasons for hoping that they may be counteracted by a rational hygiene. 18.— The Solar System. A Study of Recent Observations. By Prof. CHARLES LANE POOR, Professor of Astronomy in Columbia University. 8. Illustrated. Net, $2.00. The subject is presented in untechnical language and without the use of mathematics.
Page 139 - Easy Guide to the Knowledge of the Constellations, showing in 12 Maps, the Position of the Principal Star-Groups Night after Night throughout the Year, with introduction and a separate explanation of each Map. True for every Year.
Page 139 - The Basis of Social Relations. A Study in Ethnic Psychology. By DANIEL G. BRINTON, AM, MD, LL.D., Sc.D., Late Professor of American Archaeology and Linguistics in the University of Pennsylvania ; Author of
Page 137 - A Selection from, the Catalogue of GP PUTNAM'S SONS Complete Catalogue...
Page 141 - The Solar System. A Study of Recent Observations. By Prof. CHARLES LANE POOR, Professor of Astronomy in Columbia University 8. Illustrated. Net, $2.00. The subject is presented in untechnical language and without the use of mathematics. Professor Poor shows by what steps the precise Knowledge of to-day has been reached and explains the marvellous results of modern methods and modern observations.
Page 142 - Diagrams. $LOO act (By mail $UO) To facilitate the fascinating recreation of star-gazing the author has designed this field-book. All matters of a technical or theoretical nature have been omitted. Only what the reader can observe with the naked eye or with an opera-glass have been included in it. Simplicity and brevity have been aimed at, the main idea being that whatever is bulky or verbose is a hindrance rather than a help when one is engaged in the observation of the heavens. In Starland with...
Page 140 - ... method, is especially adapted to the practical needs of those who wish a well illustrated and clearly written handbook, — accurate in its scientific information and yet popular enough to meet the wishes of the average man or woman. The book is distinguished from other volumes on popular astronomy by a novel system of mapping, and by an unusually full discussion of the uses of the simpler astronomical instruments. Special care has been given to reproductions of recent astronomical photographs.
Page 46 - It varies from the second to the fourth magnitude in about three and one-half hours, and back again in the same time, after which it remains steadily brilliant for two and three-quarters days, when the same change recurs.

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