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Título: AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY Designed As a ...
Editorial: Charles Collins
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Collins & Brother, NY, 1866. Full Leather. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: No. L. S. Pundersen Ilustrador. Stated Third Stereotype Edition.. Front cover and 1st flyleaf loose but the very usable text is intact. Prior owner's pencil notations on endpapers and occasionally in the book. Frontispiece is a telescopic view of the moon by L. S. Pundersen with a penciled note, "Showing the man in the moon". Black-and-white drawings throughout including The Transit Instrument, The Altidue and Azimuth Instrument, and The Sextant. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Nº de ref. de la librería 009239
Descripción Charles Collins, 1866. Hardcover. Third Edition. Reading or binding copy. Covers; 9.02 X 5.98 X 0.94 inches; 344 pages Good mottled, may be old mildew staining. Pages good. (75-3). Nº de ref. de la librería 66675
Descripción Collins & Brother, New York, 1868. Full-Leather. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Third Edition. Third edition. Edge wear, pencil notes on endpapers, pencil name on top page ridge. Hinges just beginning to weaken. vi, 218 pp. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4. Original full leather, black leather title panel, gilt titles & rules. A survey of astronomy by a professor who taught at UNC Chapel Hill and Yale in the early 1800s. Subjects include the shape of the earth, parallax, instruments for measuring time and astronomical distances, the sun, seasons, temperature, the calendar, gravitational forces, Kepler's laws, equinoxes, the poles, nutation, aberration of light, evection, retrogradation of nodes, librations, apsides, eclipses, tides, planetary masses and densities, satellites, orbits and eccentricities, comets, meteoric showers, aerolites, shooting stars, nebulae, constellations, double stars, binary stars, the stellar universe, the galaxy, and the Nebular hypotheses. Includes astronomical tables for the calendar, elements of the planets, distances and periods of the planetoids, and elements of the satellites. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Denison Olmsted (June 18, 1791 - May 13, 1859), U.S. physicist and astronomer, was born at East Hartford, Connecticut. Professor Olmsted is credited with giving birth to meteor science after the 1833 Leonid meteor shower over North America spurred him to study this phenomenon. He subsequently demonstrated that meteors are not an atmospheric phenomenon, but are cosmic in origin. In 1813, he graduated from Yale University, where he acted as college tutor from 1815 to 1817. In the latter year he was appointed to the chair of chemistry, mineralogy and geology in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This chair he exchanged for that of mathematics and physics at Yale in 1825; in 1836, when this professorship was divided, he retained that of astronomy and natural philosophy. He died at New Haven, Connecticut, on the 13 May 1859. His first publication (1824-1825) was the Report of his geological survey of the state of North Carolina. It was followed by various text-books on natural philosophy and astronomy, but he is chiefly known to the scientific world for his observations on hail (1830), on meteors and on the aurora borealis (see Smithsonian Contributions, vol. viii)."Keywords: SCIENCE ASTRONOMY ASTRONOMICAL SPACE UNIVERSE COSMOS NATURAL PHILOSOPHY. Nº de ref. de la librería 1524892