Astronomy

Astronomy

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It's All Relative Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Apfel, Necia H.
1 Apfel, Necia H. It's All Relative Einstein's Theory of Relativity
New York Lothrop Lee and Shepard 1981 068841981X / 9780688419813 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning bumping to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. This copy has been signed by the author on the title page. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking. There is one small mostly closed tear to the front spine joint and a couple of spots of rubbing to the front and rear panels. "Albert Einstein was only twenty-six years old when he published his theory of relativity, which brought scientific thinking across a new frontier. Einstein's formula, expresses mathematically the relationship between energy and matter. But you don't need the mathematics to understand the concepts implicit in his theory." ; Signed by Author 
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THE MOON PUZZLE A Classical Theory Revived Correlating the Origin of the Moon with Many Problems in Natural Science, Bergquist, N. O.
2 Bergquist, N. O. THE MOON PUZZLE A Classical Theory Revived Correlating the Origin of the Moon with Many Problems in Natural Science
Copenhagen, Denmark Grafisk Forlag 1954 1st English Language Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is a tiny bit of sunning / fading to the bottom spine end of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and generalized rubbing to the spine ends and edges. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration to the front dust jacket by the title. "the Swedish engineer, N. O. Bergquist, advances a sensational theory based upon the studies of many years and founded upon such good arguments that it is very difficult to reject it. Mr. Bergquist's theory is both entertaining and plausible. He tells of an enormous planetoid, which many millions of years ago grazed the surfaceof the Earth in the same direction as the rotation of the Earth. The tremendous cataclysm that resulted caused among other things the ejecting into space of a large mass of the Earth, leaving a gigantic scar which is now filled with water and called the Pacific." 
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The Mysterious Sky, Del Rey, Lester
3 Del Rey, Lester The Mysterious Sky
Philadelphia, PA Chilton Books / Chilton Company Publishers 1964 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Near Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning toning to the edges of the text block, and also to the edges of both endpapers. "The vastness and the splendor of the heavens, so near and yet so far, have intrigued man since the beginnings of time. In ancient Greece, on Attic hillsides, lowly shepherds were as fascinated with the phenomena of the sky as were the learned astronomers in Athens or in far-away Alexandria." 
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The Magic of the Stars, Maeterlinck, Maurice (translated from the French by Alfred Sutro)  Maurice Polydore-Marie-Bernard Maeterlinck, also called Count Maeterlinck
4 Maeterlinck, Maurice (translated from the French by Alfred Sutro) Maurice Polydore-Marie-Bernard Maeterlinck, also called Count Maeterlinck The Magic of the Stars
New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1930 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There are two tiny spots of discoloration to the top front corner of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper includes a pencilled former owner's name : George Russell Tolson (most likely this is the former professor of drama at Vincennes University who has endowed a scholarship for drama students). The dust jacket has several large chips missing, some edge wear, several edge tears and nicks and some generalized rubbing. 
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Other Worlds than Ours The Plurality of Worlds Studied under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches, Proctor, Richard A.
5 Proctor, Richard A. Other Worlds than Ours The Plurality of Worlds Studied under the Light of Recent Scientific Researches
New York D. Appleton & Company 1897 Authorized edition Hardcover Near Fine 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition. The book is half leather, with marbled paper covered boards. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing and beginning wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front endpaper. "The general purpose I have had in view in writting the present treatise will be gathered from the introductory pages; but I wish to offer here a few remarks on certain points of detail." "Richard Anthony Proctor (23 March 1837 – 12 September 1888) was an English astronomer. He is best remembered for having produced one of the earliest maps of Mars in 1867 from 27 drawings by the English observer William Rutter Dawes. His map was later superseded by those of Giovanni Schiaparelli and Eugène Antoniadi and his nomenclature was dropped (for instance, his "Kaiser Sea" became Syrtis Major Planum). He used old drawings of Mars dating back to 1666 to try to determine the sidereal day of Mars. His final estimate, in 1873, was 24h 37m 22.713s, very close to the modern value of 24h 37m 22.663s." 
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FLIGHTS FROM CHAOS A Survey of Material Systems from Atoms to Galaxies, Shapley, Harlow
6 Shapley, Harlow FLIGHTS FROM CHAOS A Survey of Material Systems from Atoms to Galaxies
New York Whittlesey House 1930 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition. The book is in very good solid condition with some light rubbing, edge wear and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The rear inner hinge paper has cracked but the joint itself is solid. The front pastedown has the remnants of a removed book plate. "The thesis of this book was presented in a series of five lectures given in New York City in November and December 1929. Since then, the Supergalaxy Hypothesis has been further developed. Minor alterations have been made in classification and sub-classification throughout the series of material systems. There has evolved a clearer concept of the Cosmoplasma; interstellar and intergalactic space, which is traversed at all points with the radiation of all stars, is found to be of increasing significance because such regions are the graves of expiring stars and may contain the cosmic soil from which new suns and galaxies arise." From Wikipedia: "Post-graduation, Shapley received a fellowship to Princeton University for graduate work, where he studied under Henry Norris Russell and used the period-luminosity relation for Cepheid variable stars (discovered by Henrietta Swan Leavitt) to determine distances to globular clusters. He was instrumental in moving astronomy away from the idea that Cepheids were spectroscopic binaries, and toward the concept that they were pulsators.[1] He was the first to realize that the Milky Way Galaxy was much larger than previously believed, and that the Sun's place in the galaxy was in a nondescript location." 
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