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Newcomb, Simon 1835-1909

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Works: 488 works in 1,720 publications in 5 languages and 18,200 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  History  Popular works  Sources  Observations  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Editor, Other, Correspondent
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Newcomb-Engelmanns Populäre Astronomie by Simon Newcomb( Book )

179 editions published between 1878 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Furnished with more than a hundred figures, maps and tables, this book was first published in 1878 by Simon Newcomb (1835–1909), a noted mathematician and professor at the United States Naval Observatory. A meticulous work, originally intended to be of use to the general reader as well as the student, it provides a view of astronomy as it stood on the eve of General Relativity, and inevitably includes some theories which have since been disproved. Newcomb outlines a brief history of astronomy, from ancient Greece (when the planets were thought to be fixed in crystal spheres), to the application of the new laws of thermodynamics and the latest observations of the solar system. Included are a rejection of the then prevalent theory that the sun has a cool interior and its own inhabitants, details of the anomaly of Mercury's orbit according to Newtonian theory, and thorough observational guides
Scientific papers: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

21 editions published between 1909 and 1996 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treatises in this volume delivered by the fathers of their respective fields offer a glimpse into a time when the frontier of science could be revolutionized by one person. The 134 illustrations provide an interactive side to these instructional lectures
Principles of political economy by Simon Newcomb( Book )

41 editions published between 1885 and 1981 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A plain man's talk on the labor question by Simon Newcomb( Book )

22 editions published between 1186 and 1981 in English and French and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compendium of spherical astronomy with its applications to the determination and reduction of positions of the fixed stars by Simon Newcomb( Book )

31 editions published between 1906 and 1979 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigation of inequalities in the motion of the moon produced by the action of the planets by Simon Newcomb( Book )

20 editions published between 1907 and 1979 in English and French and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical examination of our financial policy during the Southern Rebellion by Simon Newcomb( Book )

22 editions published between 1865 and 2010 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy for everybody; a popular exposition of the wonders of the heavens by Simon Newcomb( Book )

37 editions published between 1902 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stars; a study of the universe by Simon Newcomb( Book )

35 editions published between 1901 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researches on the motion of the moon, made at the United States Naval Observatory, Washington. reduction and discussion of observations of the moon before 1750 by Simon Newcomb( Book )

29 editions published between 1878 and 1987 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work as planed was divisible into two distinct parts
The reminiscences of an astronomer by Simon Newcomb( Book )

24 editions published between 1903 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb (1835–1903) was an astronomer and mathematician remembered for his work in recalculating the major astronomical constants to a new international standard. He was a founding member of the American Astronomical Society and became its first president in 1899. Although Newcomb's mathematical work is well known, this autobiography, first published in 1903, focuses on his achievements and work as an astronomer. In it he provides an account of his scientific research with comments on his approach, which together with his descriptions of scientific discoveries and collaborations occurring in Washington DC show the variety of scientific research being conducted in the United States in the late nineteenth century. His detailed descriptions of how telescopes were used, together with accounts of his experience of working conditions in various observatories, provide valuable insights into astronomical research methods in the late nineteenth century
On the position of the galactic and other principal planes toward which the stars tend to crowd by Simon Newcomb( Book )

11 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His wisdom, the defender; a story by Simon Newcomb( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Newcomb's Astronomy for everybody by Simon Newcomb( Book )

10 editions published between 1932 and 1942 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statistical inquiry into the probability of causes of the production of sex in human offspring by Simon Newcomb( Book )

13 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The elements of the four inner planets and the fundamental constants of astronomy : Supplement to the American ephemeris and nautical almanac for 1897 by Simon Newcomb( Book )

25 editions published between 1895 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Side-lights on astronomy and kindred fields of popular science by Simon Newcomb( Book )

8 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy by Simon Newcomb( Book )

31 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algebra for schools and colleges by Simon Newcomb( Book )

30 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extent of the universe by Simon Newcomb( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The reminiscences of an astronomer
Alternative Names
Newcomb.

Newcomb-Engelmann, .. 1835-1909

Newcomb, S.

Niukang, 1835-1909

Ņūkombs, Saimons

Saimons Ņūkombs

Simon Newcomb astronom american

Simon Newcomb astrònom estatunidenc

Simon Newcomb Astronom und Mathematiker

Simon Newcomb astronome américain

Simon Newcomb astrónomo estadounidense

Simon Newcomb Canadees astronoom (1835-1909)

Simon Newcomb canadisk astronom, matematiker og økonom

Simon Newcomb kanadensisk astronom, matematiker och ekonom

Simon Newcomb kanadisk astronom, matematikar og økonom

Simon Newcomb matematico e astronomo statunitense

Νιούκομπ, Σάιμον

Σάιμον Νιούκομπ

Ньюком, Саймон

Ньюкомб, Саймон

Саймон Ньюкомб

Сајмон Њуком канадско-американски астроном и математичар

سيمون نيوكومب

سيمون نيوكومب عالم فلك أمريكي

سیمون نیوکام

سیمون نیوکامب ستاره‌شناس، ریاضی‌دان، و اقتصاددان کانادایی

சைமன் நியூகோம்பு

뉴컴, 사이먼

사이먼 뉴컴

サイモン・ニューカム

ニウカム, シモン

ニウコンム, サイモン

ニューカム, サイモン

紐康, 1835-1909

紐康, 西蒙

西蒙·紐康 American astronomer

Languages
English (573)

German (77)

French (2)

Japanese (1)

Spanish (1)

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The reminiscences of an astronomerAstronomyA scientist's voice in American culture : Simon Newcomb and the rhetoric of scientific methodThe reminiscences of an astronomerSimon Newcomb : America's unofficial astronomer royal