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By Martin Davidson

This publication offers an updated and authoritative define of our wisdom of the heavenly bodies—their distances, dimensions, plenty, constitutions, temperatures, etc.—and explains the equipment utilized by the astronomer for buying this information. so far as attainable something other than hassle-free mathematical remedy of the issues has been kept away from within the textual content, except for the bankruptcy on Navigation. the place it has appeared fascinating more challenging mathematical concerns were relegated to footnotes on the ends of chapters or to the Appendices which, even if, will not be crucial for figuring out the topics defined within the textual content.

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