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Title
Essays in astronomy / by Ball ... [et al.] ; with a critical introduction by Edward Singleton Holden.
Name/Creator
Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell), Sir, 1840-1913
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL:1477955 
Location
Wolbach Library

Widener

Networked Resource
Place of Origin
New York
Publisher
D. Appleton
Language
English
Description
xxi, 536 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill., ports., facsim. ; 24 cm.
Form/Genre
text

bibliography

essay

print
Classification
QB51 .E7
Subject
Astronomy

Category
Astronomy (General works)

Note
Atoms and sunbeams / by Sir Robert Stawell Ball -- The wanderings of the North Pole / by Sir Robert Stawell Ball -- The age of the sun's heat / by Sir William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) -- The past and future of our earth / by Richard Anthony Proctor -- A new theory of life in other worlds / by Richard Anthony Proctor -- Mathematical theories of the earth / by Robert Simpson Woodward -- The rotation and physical constitution of the planet Mercury / by Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli --The planet Mars / by Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli -- Meteorites and stellar systems / by George Howard Darwin -- Magnitude of the solar system / by William Harkness -- The stability of the solar system / by Ormsby McKnight Mitchel -- The new planet, Eros / by Edmund Ledger -- Sidereal astronomy: old and new / by Edward Singleton Holden -- Photography the servant of astronomy / by Edward Singleton Holden -- The beginnings of American astronomy / by Edward Singleton Holden -- Stellar parallax / by Sir John Frederick William Herschel -- The history of the telescope / by Charles S. Hastings -- Results of spectrum analysis applied to heavenly bodies / by William Huggins -- Celestial spectroscopy / by William Huggins -- The new astronomy / by William Huggins -- An astronomer's work in a modern observatory / by David Gill -- The system of the world: the nebular hypothesis / by Pierre Simon, Marquis de Laplace -- Are the planets habitable? / by George M. Searle.

Includes bibliographical references and index.