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Popular Astronomy Volume 20 (Paperback) Loot Price: R573
Discovery Miles 5 730
Popular Astronomy Volume 20 (Paperback): Carleton College Observatory
Popular Astronomy Volume 20 (Paperback): Carleton College Observatory

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Popular Astronomy Volume 20 (Paperback)

Carleton College Observatory

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 Excerpt: ...of Burwash, Sussex, this being a small log from the apple-tree in the garden of the Manor House at Woolsthorpe, from which it is said that Newton saw the apple fall, and was thereby led to certain thoughts on the subject of gravitation." In The Observatory for March 1912 the history of this relic is given as related in a letter Irom Mr. Walker. "He says that his father, who was born in 1807, was at school when he was 10 or 12 years old with the rector of Stoke, Lincolnshire, named Pearson. One night there was a severe storm of wind and in the morning news came that Sir Isaac Newton's apple tree had been blown down. Mr. Pearson and some of the boys at once set out for Woolthorpe, which is not far from Stoke. When they arrived they saw the tree lying on the ground. It had been propped up all around for very many years, and it appeared that the wind had blown it over the props. Mr. Walkerf senior, says he did not know by whose authority Mr. Pearson acted, but he got a saw from somewhere and sawed a good many logs of wood from one of the branches, and it is one of these which is now in the possession of the Society, Mr. Walker, senior, having preserved it carefully throughout his life and handed it down as an heir loom." Oppositions of Mars 1901 to 1950.--In VAstronomic for February 1912 are given the accompanying illustrations and data concerning the oppositions of Mars during the first half of the twentieth century. The illustrations were prepared by Mr. F. Baldet from the data given in the Astronomischc Nachricbten No. 4379 by Mr. Enzo Mora, who there gave similar data for all the oppositions from 1800 to 1899. The illustrations put before the eye in a very graphic way the variation in apparent diameter of Mars at successive oppositions. The m...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Carleton College Observatory
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-1-232-21997-2
Barcode: 9781232219972
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-232-21997-5

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