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Newcomb, Simon, 1835-1909.
Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science.
New York, London, Harper & Bros., 1906
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|Notes:||Largely reprinted from various periodicals.|
|Description:||vii,  pages, 1 leaf, 349,  pages frontispiece (portrait) illustrations, plates 22 cm|
|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.|
|Responsibility:||essays and addresses by Simon Newcomb ...|