Be A Stargazer: A Guide to Astronomy [NOOK Book]

Overview

All sciences are making an advance, but Astronomy is moving at high
speed. Since the principles of this science were settled by Copernicus,
four hundred years ago, it has never had to beat a retreat. It ...
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Be A Stargazer: A Guide to Astronomy

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Overview

All sciences are making an advance, but Astronomy is moving at high
speed. Since the principles of this science were settled by Copernicus,
four hundred years ago, it has never had to beat a retreat. It is
rewritten not to correct material errors, but to incorporate new
discoveries.

At one time, Astronomy studied mostly tides, seasons, and telescopic
aspects of the planets; now these are only primary matters. Once it
considered stars as mere fixed points of light; now it studies them as
suns, determines their age, size, color, movements, chemical
constitution, and the revolution of their planets.

Once it considered space as empty; now it knows that every cubic inch of it quivers with greater intensity of force than that which is visible in Niagara. Every inch of surface that can be conceived of between suns is more wavetossed
than the ocean in a storm.

The invention of the telescope constituted one era in Astronomy; its
perfection in our day, another; and the discoveries of the spectroscope
a third—no less important than either of the others. New discoveries
are made every day with the advancement of telescopes.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011939266
  • Publisher: M&M Pubs
  • Publication date: 10/14/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,317,404
  • File size: 902 KB

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    I continue to be disappointed by the availability and quality of

    I continue to be disappointed by the availability and quality of reference manuals for my NOOK. Be a Stargazer: A Guide to Astronomy doesn't have any detailed charts of the night sky, any planetary positions, or any high resolution pictures. It does discuss basic astronomical principles, but that's about it. Can anyone tell me where to get a decent astronomy book/app for NOOK?

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