The Resource Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science;, essays and addresses by Simon Newcomb ..

Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science;, essays and addresses by Simon Newcomb ..

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Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science;
Title
Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science;
Statement of responsibility
essays and addresses by Simon Newcomb ..
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC/ICU
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1835-1909
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Newcomb, Simon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB51
LC item number
.N56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Astronomy
  • Compass
  • Hyperspace
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Rain-making
  • Flying-machines
Label
Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science;, essays and addresses by Simon Newcomb ..
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Largely reprinted from various periodicals
Contents
The unsolved problems of astronomy.--The new problems of the universe.--The structure of the universe.--The extent of the universe.--Making and using a telescope.--What the astronomers are doing.--Life in the universe.--How the planets are weighed.--The mariner's compass.--The fairyland of geometry.--The organization of scientific research.--Can we make it rain?--The astronomical ephemeris and nautical almanac.--The world's debt to astronomy.--An astronomical friendship.--The evolution of the scientific investigator.--The evolution of astronomical knowledge.--Aspects of American astronomy.--The universe as an organism.--The relation of scientific method to social progress.--The outlook for the flying-machine
Extent
1 online resource (vii, [1] pages, 1 l., 349, [1] pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
frontispiece (port.) illustrations, plates.)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science;, essays and addresses by Simon Newcomb ..
Link
Publication
Note
Largely reprinted from various periodicals
Contents
The unsolved problems of astronomy.--The new problems of the universe.--The structure of the universe.--The extent of the universe.--Making and using a telescope.--What the astronomers are doing.--Life in the universe.--How the planets are weighed.--The mariner's compass.--The fairyland of geometry.--The organization of scientific research.--Can we make it rain?--The astronomical ephemeris and nautical almanac.--The world's debt to astronomy.--An astronomical friendship.--The evolution of the scientific investigator.--The evolution of astronomical knowledge.--Aspects of American astronomy.--The universe as an organism.--The relation of scientific method to social progress.--The outlook for the flying-machine
Extent
1 online resource (vii, [1] pages, 1 l., 349, [1] pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
frontispiece (port.) illustrations, plates.)
Specific material designation
remote

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