History of Astronomy
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History of Astronomy

By George Forbes
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Table of Contents
  • CONTENTS
  • 10. INSTRUMENTS OF PRECISION—SIZE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM
    • PREFACE
  • BOOK I. THE GEOMETRICAL PERIOD
    • 1. PRIMITIVE ASTRONOMY AND ASTROLOGY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 2. ANCIENT ASTRONOMY—THE CHINESE AND CHALDÆANS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 3. ANCIENT GREEK ASTRONOMY.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 4. THE REIGN OF EPICYCLES—FROM PTOLEMY TO COPERNICUS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
  • BOOK II. THE DYNAMICAL PERIOD
    • 5. DISCOVERY OF THE TRUE SOLAR SYSTEM—TYCHO BRAHE—KEPLER.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 6. GALILEO AND THE TELESCOPE—NOTIONS OF GRAVITY BY HORROCKS, ETC.
    • 7. SIR ISAAC NEWTON—LAW OF UNIVERSAL GRAVITATION.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 8. NEWTON'S SUCCESSORS—HALLEY, EULER, LAGRANGE, LAPLACE, ETC.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 9. DISCOVERY OF NEW PLANETS—HERSCHEL, PIAZZI, ADAMS, AND LE VERRIER.
      • FOOTNOTES:
  • BOOK III. OBSERVATION
    • 10. INSTRUMENTS OF PRECISION—STATE OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 11. HISTORY OF THE TELESCOPE
      • SPECTROSCOPE.
      • FOOTNOTES:
  • BOOK IV. THE PHYSICAL PERIOD
    • 12. THE SUN.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 13. THE MOON AND PLANETS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 14. COMETS AND METEORS.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 15. THE FIXED STARS AND NEBUL.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • INDEX
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