The Elements of Theoretical and Descriptive Astronomy
by Charles J. White
Publisher: J. Wiley 1909
Number of pages: 322
I endeavored to present the main facts and principles of Astronomy in a form adapted to the elementary course of instruction in that science which is commonly given at colleges and the higher grades of academies. I selected those topics which seemed to me to be the most important and the most interesting, and arranged them in the order which experience had led me to believe to be the best.
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by Harold Spencer Jones - Edward Arnold and Company
The book will serve to give the reader a sufficiently complete view of the present state of Astronomy. Mathematics has been almost entirely excluded in order that the volume may appeal to the amateur, no less than the student.
by George C. Comstock - D. Appleton and company
The author concentrates attention upon those parts of the subject that possess special educational value. Matter which permits of experimental treatment with simple apparatus is of peculiar value and is given a prominence in the text.
by Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage - Seeley and co.
The book gives an account of the science of Astronomy, as it was known in 1910, in a manner acceptable to the general reader. The author takes the theories of Astronomy out of those mathematical forms, and presents them in the ordinary language.
by George F. Chambers - Oxford At The Clarendon Press
The work covers: the planets of our solar system; eclipses; gravity and tides; phenomena including aberration and refraction; comets; chronological astronomy; stars; astronomical instruments; the history of astronomy; and meteoric astronomy.