Side-Lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science
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Side-Lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science

By Simon Newcomb
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Table of Contents
  • SIDE-LIGHTS ON ASTRONOMY
  • AND KINDRED FIELDS OF POPULAR SCIENCE
    • ESSAYS AND ADDRESSES
    • BY
  • SIMON NEWCOMB
  • CONTENTS
  • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • PREFACE
    • I
    • THE UNSOLVED PROBLEMS OF ASTRONOMY
    • II
    • THE NEW PROBLEMS OF THE UNIVERSE
    • III
    • THE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE
    • IV
    • THE EXTENT OF THE UNIVERSE
    • V
    • MAKING AND USING A TELESCOPE
    • VI
    • WHAT THE ASTRONOMERS ARE DOING
    • VII
    • LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE
    • VIII
    • HOW THE PLANETS ARE WEIGHED
    • IX
    • THE MARINER'S COMPASS
    • X
    • THE FAIRYLAND OF GEOMETRY
    • XI
    • THE ORGANIZATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    • XII
    • CAN WE MAKE IT RAIN?
    • XIII
    • THE ASTRONOMICAL EPHEMERIS AND THE NAUTICAL ALMANAC
    • XIV
    • THE WORLD'S DEBT TO ASTRONOMY
    • XV
    • AN ASTRONOMICAL FRIENDSHIP
    • XVI
    • THE EVOLUTION OF THE SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATOR
    • XVII
    • THE EVOLUTION OF ASTRONOMICAL KNOWLEDGE
    • XVIII
    • ASPECTS OF AMERICAN ASTRONOMY
    • XIX
    • THE UNIVERSE AS AN ORGANISM
    • XX
    • THE RELATION OF SCIENTIFIC METHOD TO SOCIAL PROGRESS
    • XXI
    • THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FLYING-MACHINE
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