Preface 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...
By Garrett Serviss
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 7, 2018)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
A book about astronomical phenomena, written by Garrett P. Serviss and first published in 1909, "Curiosities of the Sky" offers a fascinating glimpse into the state of science just a little over 100 years ago.A lot of what we take for granted and as