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The Elements of Astronomy, Physical and Geometrical (Volume 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R382
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The Elements of Astronomy, Physical and Geometrical (Volume 2) (Paperback): David Gregory
The Elements of Astronomy, Physical and Geometrical (Volume 2) (Paperback): David Gregory

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The Elements of Astronomy, Physical and Geometrical (Volume 2) (Paperback)

David Gregory

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1715. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ELEMENTS P F Astronomy, Physical and Geometrical. The Sixth Book. Of Comparative Astronomy, "N the Five foregoing Books, we have explains Astronomy as it is agreeable to the Inhabitants of the Earth; that is, we have de'scrib'd the Phenomena of the Fix'd Stars, of the Sun, of the Planets and Comets as they are seen from the Earth, and we have taught how to find the respective Places of every one of them for a given Time, and other Things of that nature, each in its proper place.- And now we (hall in a few Words shew what kind of Aftronomy the Inhabitants of the rest of thq Pla nets and other vast Bodies which are dispers'd over the Universe, wou'd establish. Not that we believe, and much less affirm, that there are any such Astronomers any where, but by supposing the Eye to be plac'd sometimes in one and sometimes in another of the Celestial Bodies, and explaining what fort of Astronomy a Spectator wou'd establish according to his different Station, we hope to give no small Light for the thorough understanding of those Things which we have said of this our Earth; For we wou'd not speak of such empty Appearances, and never seen or likely to be seen in any one, Unless it was for this end. Therefore, as we go on, we shall not only suppose the Eye in the Planets which move about the Sun, and their Satellites, where several famous Men have formerly and dd now believe that it is probable that there are Inhabitants endu'd with Sense, but we shall suppose it also in some one of the Comets, in the Sun itself, and in theFix'd Stars, where no body has ever suppos'd Inhabitants. A great many eminent Men have taken pains to illustrate this. Plutarch fays many things with regard to this, in his Book of the Face in the Orb of the Moon. Kepler wrote a Book of Lu...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: David Gregory
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16424-8
Barcode: 9781150164248
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-16424-7

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