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Science History of the Universe

By Francis Rolt-Wheeler

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Title: Science History of the Universe  
Author: Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, Science, Education
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Astronomy
Historic
Publication Date:
1911
Publisher: Current Literature Publishing Co.
Member Page: PG Reading Room

Description
In the present volume there have been covered in a comprehensive and popular manner the various departments of Astronomy. Owing to its treatment in a definitely historical and descriptive manner, however, it may be possible to supplement the general review by a few brief statements of some of the results and problems that confront us in the actual work of the observational astronomy of to-day.

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The astronomical beliefs of prehistoric man were doubt similar to those entertained by the Eskimo of the Arctic regions and the untutored tribes of Argentine' Republic, South Africa and Australia, tribes who, living only for the day, concern themselves but little with to- morrow and yesterday and care nothing about the universe...

 

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