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Ball, Robert S. (Robert Stawell) 1840-1913

Overview
Works: 194 works in 997 publications in 5 languages and 6,884 library holdings
Genres: History  Atlases  Charts, diagrams, etc  Juvenile works  Biography  Records and correspondence  Popular works  Handbooks and manuals  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: QA841, 523
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Most widely held works by Robert S Ball
The story of the heavens by Robert S Ball( Book )

92 editions published between 1882 and 2010 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish astronomer and talented mathematician, Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was also a prolific writer of popular astronomy. As a young man, Ball conducted observations of nebulae using Lord Rosse's telescope - at the time the largest in the world. His Story of the Heavens displays the same fascination with the beauties and mysteries of the sky, providing a detailed survey of the history and contemporary situation of the solar system, and speculating about the possibility of life on other planets. Originally published in 1885, when Ball was Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin and Royal Astronomer of Ireland, this beautifully illustrated volume covers all eight planets, the Sun, as well as double stars, distant suns, comets, and the Milky Way. Extremely popular in its time, this book remains relevant today for its historical account of astronomy as a science
Great astronomers by Robert S Ball( Book )

73 editions published between 1895 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating guide to some of the greatest stargazers in history, including Copernicus, Galileo, Halley, Newton, Brahe and many more
A treatise on the theory of screws by Robert S Ball( Book )

32 editions published between 1876 and 2010 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cause of an ice age by Robert S Ball( Book )

44 editions published between 1891 and 1973 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of screws; a study in the dynamics of a rigid body by Robert S Ball( Book )

16 editions published between 1876 and 1973 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Star-land : being talks with young people about the wonders of the heavens by Robert S Ball( Book )

56 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Stawell Ball's Star-Land of 1889 is based on some of his Christmas Lectures at the Royal Institution during his time as royal astronomer of Ireland, a post he held from 1874 to 1892. These lectures were aimed at a young audience in order to introduce them to the subject, and fire their interest in the wonders of the universe. This volume includes lectures on the sun, the moon, the inner and giant planets, comets and shooting stars, and stars. It also contains a chapter on the observation and naming of stars. Ball was a renowned public lecturer, with commissions across Britain, Ireland and the United States, where his anecdotal and conversational style won him much popularity. The author of several frequently reprinted science books, he was knighted in 1886 and in 1892 became Lowendean professor of astronomy at Cambridge and the director of the university observatory
The earth's beginning by Robert S Ball( Book )

28 editions published between 1901 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the sun by Robert S Ball( Book )

26 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental mechanics. A course of lectures delivered at the Royal College of science for Ireland by Robert S Ball( Book )

29 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular guide to the heavens by Robert S Ball( Book )

28 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time and tide, a romance of the moon by Robert S Ball( Book )

48 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the theory of tidal evolution
The elements of astronomy by Robert S Ball( Book )

38 editions published between 1880 and 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A treatise on spherical astronomy by Robert S Ball( Book )

22 editions published between 1908 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the high heavens by Robert S Ball( Book )

32 editions published between 1893 and 2010 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In starry realms by Robert S Ball( Book )

31 editions published between 1892 and 2007 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An atlas of astronomy; a series of seventy-two plates, with introduction and index by Robert S Ball( Book )

15 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A popular guide to the heavens by Robert S Ball( Book )

17 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented mathematician trained at Trinity College, Dublin, Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was best known in the early twentieth century for his immensely popular books on astronomy. He also gave the Royal Institution's Christmas Lectures on five occasions. First published in 1905, this concise guide to the basics of astronomy assumes almost no prior knowledge of the subject. Beginning with simple phenomena such as the seasons and the effects of atmospheric refraction, Ball expands quickly into month-by-month indexes of the night sky, star charts, and explanations of some of the lesser-known stellar and solar features, from the paths of sunspots to details of the major nebulae. Including over eighty pages of meticulous charts and illustrations, his book remains an excellent resource for students in the history of science, and interested laypeople. Also reissued in this series are The Story of the Heavens (1885) and Star-Land (1889), alongside Ball's more technical Treatise on Spherical Astronomy (1908)
Astronomy by Robert S Ball( Book )

18 editions published between 1877 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beginner's guide to the sky at night
Reminiscences and letters of Sir Robert Ball by Robert S Ball( Book )

8 editions published between 1915 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glimpse through the corridors of time : lecture delivered at the Midland Institute, Birmingham, Oct. 24, 1881 : reprinted from "Nature." by Robert S Ball( Book )

5 editions published in 1882 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (658)

Chinese (5)

Dutch (2)

Turkish (1)

Italian (1)

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