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A Text Book of Elementary Astronomy

By: Ernest Agar Beet (Author)

148 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Dec 2015 | #226957 | ISBN-13: 9781107586260
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About this book

Originally published in 1945, A Text Book of Elementary Astronomy was principally intended as a science book for schools to aid and assist classroom study and to provide practical exercises to follow up and consolidate theory. Topics are covered through multivariate analyses and range from 'Constellations' to 'Time' to 'The law of gravitation', whilst relevant parts of the theory of light are also discussed, enabling the principles of the telescope, spectroscope and atmospheric refraction to be fully understood. Notably, questions for self-study are also included as well as multiple diagrams and photographs. Written from a historical, mathematical and experimental standpoint, A Text Book of Elementary Astronomy provides an introductory treatment of astronomy and will be of great value to researchers and scholars in the field and to anyone with an interest in the history of education.


List of illustrations

1. Concerning light
2. The Earth
3. The rotation of the Earth
4. Constellations
5. The annual motion of the Earth
6. Time
7. Position upon the Earth
8. The seasons
9. The moon
10. The story of the planets
11. The law of gravitation
12. Telescopes
13. More about the Solar System
14. The Sun
15. The stars
16. The stellar universe


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