Meteoric astronomy: A treatise on shooting-stars, fire-balls, and aerolites
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Meteoric astronomy: A treatise on shooting-stars, fire-balls, and aerolites

By Daniel Kirkwood
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  • METEORIC ASTRONOMY: A TREATISE ON SHOOTING-STARS, FIRE-BALLS, AND AEROLITES.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION. A GENERAL VIEW OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
  • METEORIC ASTRONOMY.
  • CHAPTER I. SHOOTING-STARS.
    • I. The Meteors of November 12th–14th.
    • The Shower of November 14, 1866.
      • The Meteors of 1866 compared with those of former Displays.
    • The Meteors of 1866 compared with those of former Displays.
    • Discussion of the Phenomena.
    • Elements of the Orbit.
  • CHAPTER II. OTHER METEORIC RINGS.
    • II. The Meteors of August 6th–11th.
    • III. The Meteors of April 18th–26th.
    • IV. The Meteors of December 6th–13th.
    • V. The Meteors of January 2d–3d.
    • General Remarks.
  • CHAPTER III. AEROLITES.
  • CHAPTER IV. CONJECTURES IN REGARD TO METEORIC EPOCHS.
    • The Epoch of November 29.
  • CHAPTER V. GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF METEORIC STONES—DO AEROLITIC FALLS OCCUR MORE FREQUENTLY BY DAY THAN BY NIGHT?—DO METEORITES, BOLIDES, AND THE MATTER OF ORDINARY SHOOTING-STARS, COEXIST IN THE SAME RINGS?
    • I. The Epoch of November 11th–14th.
    • II. The Epoch of August 7th–11th.
    • III. The Epoch of December 6th–13th.
    • IV. The Epoch of April 18th–26th.
    • V. The Epoch of April 9th–12th.
  • CHAPTER VI. PHENOMENA SUPPOSED TO BE METEORIC—METEORIC DUST—DARK DAYS.
    • Meteoric Transits—Dark Days.
    • Partial Interception of the Sun's Light and Heat.
  • CHAPTER VII. FURTHER RESEARCHES OF REICHENBACH—THEORY OF METEORS—STABILITY OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM—DOCTRINE OF A RESISTING MEDIUM.
  • CHAPTER VIII. DOES THE NUMBER OF AEROLITIC FALLS VARY WITH THE EARTH'S DISTANCE FROM THE SUN?—RELATIVE NUMBERS OBSERVED IN THE FORENOON AND AFTERNOON—EXTENT OF THE ATMOSPHERE AS INDICATED BY METEORS.
  • CHAPTER IX. THE METEORIC THEORY OF SOLAR HEAT.
    • The Meteoric Theory.
  • CHAPTER X. WILL THE METEORIC THEORY ACCOUNT FOR THE PHENOMENA OF VARIABLE AND TEMPORARY STARS?
    • Variable and Temporary Stars.
  • CHAPTER XI. THE LUNAR AND SOLAR THEORIES OF THE ORIGIN OF AEROLITES.
    • The Lunar Theory.
    • The Solar Theory.
  • CHAPTER XII. THE RINGS OF SATURN.
  • CHAPTER XIII. THE ASTEROID RING BETWEEN MARS AND JUPITER.
    • Remarks on the foregoing Table.
  • CHAPTER XIV. ORIGIN OF METEORS—THE NEBULAR HYPOTHESIS.
  • CONCLUSION.
  • APPENDIX.
    • A. The Meteors of November 14th.
    • B. Comets and Meteors.
    • C. Biela's Comet and the Meteors of November 27th–30th.
    • D. The First Comet of 1861 and the Meteors of April 20th.
  • FOOTNOTES
  • PUBLICATIONS OF J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO., Phila.
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