The Moon: A Popular Treatise

The Moon: A Popular Treatise

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IN describing the Yerkes photographs of the moon Mr. Serviss has had a pleasant task, and has performed it with pleasing results. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. The text involves a selenologist, a lady questioner, and the excellent photographs of the moon taken on successive evenings throughout an entire lunation bv Mr. Wallace with the 12-inch telescope of the Yerkes Observatory. The author has managed to keep the questions in the background whilst making the answers very lucid and impressive. In an introductory chapter the dialogue turns on the distance, size, motions, &c., of our satellite; thenceforward it takes each photograph of the moon in turn, and gives a simple, straightforward account, in popular language, of the various features, introducing, at well-timed intervals, asides on geometrical, photometrical, and such-like questions. Then follows a chapter (iv) dealing with some of the larger individual features of the lunar surface, as shown on the large-scale photographs taken by Mr. Ritchey with the Yerkes 40-inch refractor.

Garrett Putman Serviss was an American astronomer, astronomy popularizer, and early science fiction author. He majored in science at Cornell and joined the staff of The New York Sun newspaper in 1876, where he worked as a journalist until 1892. Serviss demonstrated a talent for explaining scientific details in a way that was understandable to the average reader, prompting Andrew Carnegie to invite him to deliver The Urania Lectures on astronomy, cosmology, geology, and related topics in 1894. Serviss delivered these lectures on a two-year tour across the United States. In addition, he wrote a syndicated newspaper column about astronomy and other sciences.

Details

  • Einband

    Taschenbuch

  • Altersempfehlung

    1 - 99 Jahr(e)

  • Erscheinungsdatum

    12.10.2021

  • Verlag Epubli
  • Seitenzahl

    228

Beschreibung

Details

  • Einband

    Taschenbuch

  • Altersempfehlung

    1 - 99 Jahr(e)

  • Erscheinungsdatum

    12.10.2021

  • Verlag Epubli
  • Seitenzahl

    228

  • Maße (L/B/H)

    19/12,5/1,3 cm

  • Gewicht

    273 g

  • Auflage

    1

  • Sprache

    Englisch

  • ISBN

    978-3-7549-0811-2

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