The Story of the Heavens
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The Story of the Heavens

By Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
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Table of Contents
  • THE STORY OF THE HEAVENS
  • PREFACE TO ORIGINAL EDITION.
  • NOTE TO THIS EDITION.
  • CONTENTS.
  • LIST OF PLATES.
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
  • CHAPTER I.
    • THE ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY.
  • CHAPTER II.
    • THE SUN.
  • CHAPTER III.
    • THE MOON.
  • CHAPTER IV.
    • THE SOLAR SYSTEM.
  • CHAPTER V.
    • THE LAW OF GRAVITATION.
  • CHAPTER VI.
    • THE PLANET OF ROMANCE.
  • CHAPTER VII.
    • MERCURY.
  • CHAPTER VIII.
    • VENUS.
  • CHAPTER IX.
    • THE EARTH.
  • CHAPTER X.
    • MARS.
  • CHAPTER XI.
    • THE MINOR PLANETS.
  • CHAPTER XII.
    • JUPITER.
  • CHAPTER XIII.
    • SATURN.
  • CHAPTER XIV
    • URANUS.
  • CHAPTER XV.
    • NEPTUNE.
  • CHAPTER XVI.
    • COMETS.
  • CHAPTER XVII.
    • SHOOTING STARS.
  • CHAPTER XVIII.
    • THE STARRY HEAVENS.
  • CHAPTER XIX.
    • THE DISTANT SUNS.
  • CHAPTER XX.
    • DOUBLE STARS.
  • CHAPTER XXI.
    • THE DISTANCES OF THE STARS.
  • CHAPTER XXII.
    • STAR CLUSTERS AND NEBULÆ.
  • CHAPTER XXIII.
    • THE PHYSICAL NATURE OF THE STARS.
  • CHAPTER XXIV.
    • THE PRECESSION AND NUTATION OF THE EARTH'S AXIS.
  • CHAPTER XXV.
    • THE ABERRATION OF LIGHT.
  • CHAPTER XXVI.
    • THE ASTRONOMICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF HEAT.
  • CHAPTER XXVII.
    • THE TIDES.[44]
  • APPENDIX.
    • ASTRONOMICAL QUANTITIES.
  • INDEX.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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