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Curiosities of the sky

Author: Garrett Putman Serviss
Publisher: [Auckland] : The Floating Press, [2012] ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable enough to ensure that science-phobes or young readers won't  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Serviss, Garrett P.
Curiosities of the Sky.
Auckland : The Floating Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garrett Putman Serviss
ISBN: 9781775457152 177545715X
OCLC Number: 799769239
Notes: Archived by the National Library of New Zealand in PDF (163 pages).
Hypertext links contained in the archived instances of this title are non-functional.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Title; Contents; Preface; The Windows of Absolute Night; Star-Clouds, Star-Clusters, and Star-Streams; Stellar Migrations; The Passing of the Constellations; Conflagrations in the Heavens; Explosive and Whirling Nebulæ; The Banners of the Sun; The Zodiacal Light Mystery; Marvels of the Aurora; Strange Adventures of Comets; Meteors, Fire-Balls, and Meteorites; The Wrecking of the Moon; The Great Mars Problem; The Riddle of the Asteroids.
Responsibility: Garrett P. Serviss.
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Long before figures like Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson simplified astronomy for popular consumption, Garrett P. Serviss was traveling the United States with an early version of a PowerPoint presentation to teach people about eclipses, the orbit of the planets, and other celestial concepts. This basic introduction to the subject is simple and enjoyable enough to ensure that science-phobes or young readers won't be turned off.

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