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The Flammarion book of astronomy

Author: Camille Flammarion; Gabrielle Camille Flammarion; André Danjon
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, 1964.
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Flammarion, Camille, 1842-1925.
Flammarion book of astronomy.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1964
(OCoLC)652401043
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Flammarion; Gabrielle Camille Flammarion; André Danjon
OCLC Number: 543851
Notes: Translation of Astronomie populaire.
Includes index.
Description: 670 pages : illustrations (some color) charts, maps, portraits ; 30 cm
Contents: Bk. I: The earth. The earth in the heavens --
How the earth rotates round itself and revolves around the sun --
How the earth revolves round the sun --
the fourth motion of the earth --
Perturbations of the earth and motion of the sun in space --
Theoretical and experimental proofs of the motions of our globe --
The earth as a planet --
The earth and its origins --
bk. II: The moon. The earth's satellite --
The phases of the moon --
The motion of the moon around the earth --
The moon's effects on the earth --
Physics of the moon --
Eclipses --
bk. III: The sun. The sun's empire --
How the distance, size and mass of the sun are measured --
Survey of solar physics --
The photosphere --
Atoms and spectrographs --
The message of the solar spectrum --
Eclipses of the sun --
The chromosphere and prominences --
The corona --
The sun and the earth --
Inside the sun --
bk. IV: The planets. Real and apparent motions --
The planet Mercury --
The planet Venus --
The planet Mars --
The minor planets --
Jupiter, the giant planet --
Saturn --
Uranus --
The frontiers of the solar system --
bk. V: Comets, meteors and meteorites. Comets in human history --
The motion of comets in space --
The constitution of comets --
Meteors and meteorites --
Bk. VI: The sidereal universe. The constellations --
The measurement of stellar positions --
The brightness and number of the stars --
The distances of the stars --
The proper motions of the stars --
Double stars --
Stellar spectra --
Radial velocities, spectroscopic binaries --
Eclipsing binaries --
The diameters, masses and brightnesses of stars --
variable stars --
Novae and supernovae --
The planetary nebulae, the Wolf-Rayet stars --
Star clusters --
The constitution, chemistry and evolution of the stars --
The diffuse nebulae --
Radio astronomy --
The galaxy --
Extragalactic nebulae --
bk. VII: The instruments of astronomy --
bk. VIII: Artificial satellites and space vehicles. Elements of extra-terrestrial ballistics --
One step: rockets --
Artificial satellites --
Space probes --
The prospect before us: astronautics --
Some astronomical data.
Other Titles: Astronomie populaire.
Responsibility: An entirely new edition of the original work prepared under the direction of Gabrielle Camille Flammarion and of André Danjon in collaboration with a group of astronomers ; translated into English by Annabel and Bernard Pagel.

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