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In starry realms / by Sir Robert S. Ball ; with numerous illustrations

Catalog Data

Author:
Ball, Robert S (Robert Stawell) Sir 1840-1913  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Hale, Annie Barker DSI  Search this
Physical description:
x, 371 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Place:
Krakatoa (Indonesia)
Date:
1892
Notes:
"London: Printed by J.S. Virtue and Co."--Verso of t.p.
Includes index.
Contents:
The heat of the sun -- Expenditure and supply -- How the heat is kept up -- What we owe to the sun -- The constant face of the moon -- The moon's history -- The lunar world -- A visit to an observatory -- An evening with the telescope -- Notes on nebulæ -- Venus and Mercury -- Mars as a world -- The greatest planet -- The names of the planets -- A falling star -- Fire-balls -- Showers of shooting stars -- The number of the stars -- The extent of the sidereal heavens -- The movements of the stars -- Photographing the stars -- An astronomer's thoughts about Krakatoa -- Darwinism and its relation to other branches of science
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Call number:
QB51 .B35 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800852