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The story of gravity; an historical approach to the study of the force that holds the universe together

Author: Germaine Beiser; George H Buehler
Publisher: New York : Dutton, [1968]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Describes the universal influence of gravity and discusses theories about the nature of this force from those of Pythagoras to those of Einstein.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beiser, Germaine.
Story of gravity.
New York, Dutton [1968]
(OCoLC)593138611
Online version:
Beiser, Germaine.
Story of gravity.
New York, Dutton [1968]
(OCoLC)607897262
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Germaine Beiser; George H Buehler
OCLC Number: 443568
Description: 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The triumph of the sun --
Ellipse --
Falling bodies --
Universal gravitation --
Gravity and the solar system --
Measuring the acceleration of gravity --
Ballistics --
The tides and precession --
Earth satellites --
Gravity and relativity --
All the mathematics you need to know to understand this book --
Index.
Responsibility: Germaine Beiser ; diagrams by George H. Buehler.

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Describes the universal influence of gravity and discusses theories about the nature of this force from those of Pythagoras to those of Einstein.

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