An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: Volume 2

- Containing Descriptions of the Various Instruments that Have Been Usefully Employed in Determining the Places of the Heavenly Bodies (Volume 2)

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An Introduction to Practical Astronomy: Volume 2
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Bog, paperback
Udgivelsesdato:
05-09-2013
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Although astronomical guides were available in the early nineteenth century, they tended to come from continental presses and were rarely in English. This two-volume work by the clergyman and astronomer William Pearson (1767-1847) aimed, with brilliant success, to compile data from extant sources into one of the first English practical guides to astronomy. Most of the tables were updated and improved versions, and some were wholly reconstructed to streamline the calculation processes. Sir John Herschel dubbed it 'one of the most important and extensive works on that subject which has ever issued from the press', and for his efforts Pearson was awarded the gold medal of the Astronomical Society. First published in 1829, Volume 2 provides full descriptions of a range of astronomical instruments, alongside instructions for their use and some pertinent equations and tables. In the history of science, Pearson's work reflects the contemporary challenges of celestial study.

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Udgivelsesdato:
05-09-2013
ISBN13:
9781108064064
Vægt:
1830 g
Dybde:
39 mm
Bredde:
210 mm
Højde:
297 mm
Format:
Paperback
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    Astronomical guides were available in the early nineteenth century, but it was rare to find examples in English since most came from the continent. This two-volume work by the astronomer William Pearson (1767-1847) sought to rectify the problem. First published in 1829, Volume 2 focuses on descriptions of useful equipment. 31 Plates, black and white; 20 Line drawings, unspecified

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