Curiosities of the Sky (Illustrated)

Curiosities of the Sky (Illustrated)

by Garrett Serviss
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “What Froude says of history is true also of astronomy: it is the most impressive where it transcends explanation. It is not the mathematics of astronomy, but the wonder and the mystery that

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “What Froude says of history is true also of astronomy: it is the most impressive where it transcends explanation. It is not the mathematics of astronomy, but the wonder and the mystery that seize upon the imagination. The calculation of an eclipse owes all its prestige to the sublimity of its data; the operation, in itself, requires no more mental effort than the preparation of a railway time-table. The dominion which astronomy has always held over the minds of men is akin to that of poetry; when the former becomes merely instructive and the latter purely didactic, both lose their power over the imagination. Astronomy is known as the oldest of the sciences, and it will be the longest-lived because it will always have arcana that have not been penetrated.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148147091
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
01/16/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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