Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies
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Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies

By David P. (David Peck) Todd
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Table of Contents
  • ASTRONOMY
  • DAVID TODD
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I ASTRONOMY A LIVING SCIENCE
  • CHAPTER II THE FIRST ASTRONOMERS
  • CHAPTER III PYRAMID, TOMB, AND TEMPLE
  • CHAPTER IV ORIGIN OF GREEK ASTRONOMY
  • CHAPTER V MEASURING THE EARTH—ERATOSTHENES
  • CHAPTER VI PTOLEMY AND HIS GREAT BOOK
  • CHAPTER VII ASTRONOMY OF THE MIDDLE AGES
  • CHAPTER VIII COPERNICUS AND THE NEW ERA
  • CHAPTER IX TYCHO, THE GREAT OBSERVER
  • CHAPTER X KEPLER, THE GREAT CALCULATOR
  • CHAPTER XI GALILEO, THE GREAT EXPERIMENTER
  • CHAPTER XII AFTER THE GREAT MASTERS
  • CHAPTER XIII NEWTON AND MOTION
  • CHAPTER XIV NEWTON AND GRAVITATION
  • CHAPTER XV AFTER NEWTON
  • CHAPTER XVI HALLEY AND HIS COMET
  • CHAPTER XVII BRADLEY AND ABERRATION
  • CHAPTER XVIII THE TELESCOPE
  • CHAPTER XIX REFLECTORS—MIRROR TELESCOPES
  • CHAPTER XX THE STORY OF THE SPECTROSCOPE
  • CHAPTER XXI THE STORY OF ASTRONOMICAL PHOTOGRAPHY
  • CHAPTER XXII MOUNTAIN OBSERVATORIES
  • CHAPTER XXIII THE PROGRAM OF A GREAT OBSERVATORY
  • CHAPTER XXIV OUR SOLAR SYSTEM
  • CHAPTER XXV THE SUN AND OBSERVING IT
  • CHAPTER XXVI SUN SPOTS AND PROMINENCES
  • CHAPTER XXVII THE INNER PLANETS
    • VULCAN
    • MERCURY
    • VENUS
  • CHAPTER XXVIII THE MOON AND HER SURFACE
  • CHAPTER XXIX ECLIPSES OF THE MOON
  • CHAPTER XXX TOTAL ECLIPSES OF THE SUN
  • CHAPTER XXXI THE SOLAR CORONA
  • CHAPTER XXXII THE RUDDY PLANET
  • CHAPTER XXXIII THE CANALS OF MARS
  • CHAPTER XXXIV LIFE IN OTHER WORLDS
  • CHAPTER XXXV THE LITTLE PLANETS
  • CHAPTER XXXVI THE GIANT PLANET
  • CHAPTER XXXVII THE RINGED PLANET
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII THE FARTHEST PLANETS
    • NEPTUNE
  • CHAPTER XXXIX THE TRANS-NEPTUNIAN PLANET
  • CHAPTER XL COMETS—THE HAIRY STARS
  • CHAPTER XLI WHERE DO COMETS COME FROM?
  • CHAPTER XLII METEORS AND SHOOTING STARS
  • RADIANT POINT
  • CHAPTER XLIII METEORITES
  • CHAPTER XLIV THE UNIVERSE OF STARS
  • CHAPTER XLV STAR CHARTS AND CATALOGUES
  • CHAPTER XLVI THE SUN'S MOTION TOWARD LYRA
  • CHAPTER XLVII STARS AND THEIR SPECTRAL TYPE
  • CHAPTER XLVIII STAR DISTANCES
  • CHAPTER XLIX THE NEAREST STARS
  • CHAPTER L ACTUAL DIMENSIONS OF THE STARS
  • CHAPTER LI THE VARIABLE STARS
  • CHAPTER LII THE NOVÆ, OR NEW STARS
  • CHAPTER LIII THE DOUBLE STARS
  • CHAPTER LIV THE STAR CLUSTERS
  • CHAPTER LV MOVING CLUSTERS
  • CHAPTER LVI THE TWO STAR STREAMS
  • CHAPTER LVII THE GALAXY OR MILKY WAY
  • CHAPTER LVIII
  • STAR CLOUDS AND NEBULÆ
  • CHAPTER LIX
  • THE SPIRAL NEBULÆ
  • CHAPTER LX COSMOGONY
  • CHAPTER LXI COSMOGONY IN TRANSITION
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