Astronomy

Masters of Space

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Walter Kellogg Towers


This is the story of talking at a distance, of sending messages through space. It is the story of great men—Morse, Thomson, Bell, Marconi, a…

Practical Talks by an Astronomer

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Harold Jacoby


The present volume has not been designed as a systematic treatise on astronomy. There are many excellent books of that kind, suitable for se…

The New Physics and Its Evolution

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Lucien Poincaré


The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century marked a new era in the study of physics. It seemed as though everything that was thou…

A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

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Agnes Mary Clerke


A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century was thought to be Agnes Mary Clerke's greatest work. It covers developments mad…

History of Astronomy

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George Forbes


An attempt has been made in these pages to trace the evolution of intellectual thought in the progress of astronomical discovery, and, by re…

One Hundred Proofs That the Earth Is Not a Globe

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William Carpenter


A bit of pseudo-science that will baffle, confuse, and amaze! Until the Space Age, there was little every-day, self-evident proof that the e…

The Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

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David Brewster


“The martyrs of Science” gives a brief biography of Galileo, Brahe and Kepler. These three men played a pivotal role in the scientific revol…

Treatise on Light

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Christiaan Huygens


Treatise on Light was published in 1690 and is probably the largest scientific volume on light published before Newton's Opticks. The book e…

The Story of Eclipses

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George F. Chambers


Solar eclipses have both frightened and fascinated humankind for thousands of years. At first believed to be caused by angry gods punishing …

Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds

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Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle


This book is a popular science book written in the late 1600s. It is written as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and …

Radioisotopes in Medicine

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Earl W. Phelan


Radioisotopes in Medicine is an educational booklet published in 1966 as part of the Understanding the Atom series by the United States Atom…

Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel

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Margaret Herschel


For many people, the name Caroline Herschel will be unfamiliar, but she was one of the most significant women on the English scientific scen…

Dialogo dei Massimi Sistemi

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Galileo Galilei


Testo fondamentale nell'evoluzione del nostro pensiero scientifico e filosofico. Concepita nel 1610, l’opera ebbe un tempo di composizione m…

A History of Astronomy

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Walter W. Bryant


In this book, Walter W. Bryant traces the history of astronomy through the ages. We start at the very beginning, where astronomy was an occu…

Miscellanea Curiosa, Vol 1

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Edmond Halley


"The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous ex…

The General Principle of Relativity: In Its Philosophical and Historical Aspect

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Herbert Wildon Carr


The main purpose of this book is to show the historical relations of the new principle to the old philosophical problems and to the classica…

The Stratagems and The Aqueducts of Rome

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Sextus Julius Frontinus


Frontinus' Stratagems is a collection of examples of military stratagems from Greek and Roman history, which the author comments based on h…

On the Various Forces of Nature

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Michael Faraday


A non-mathematical survey of the fundamental forces of nature and some relationships among them. This is a series of lectures aimed at young…

The Romance of Modern Mechanism

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Archibald Williams


In 1910, when this book was published, the advancement of modern mechanism was still moving at a rapid pace. It must have seemed like very d…

Mars and Its Canals

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Percival Lowell


In the days before telescope photography, astronomers had to draw what they thought they saw through the eyepiece throughout the long dark n…

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