School Atlas of Astronomy 1877

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (99 pages)
Author: A. Johnston
Year: (1877) 2008
ISBN: 9781742221878
Publisher: Archive Digital Books Australasia

This CD contains the "new and enlarged edition" of Alex Keith Johnston’s 'School Atlas of Astronomy' published in 1877. This edition has 21 full colour plates showing scientific details of various meteorological formations and events. From meteors to moon phases, eclipses of the sun and moon to maps of the stars. The text comprises, in a condensed form, an elementary survey of the heavens, in which each figure in the plates is popularly explained, and the latest facts of the science are presented.

A beautiful and interesting work, it fulfills the author’'s desire to offer:

... an exposition of facts and principles relating to the movements and
physical constitution of the celestial bodies, as might serve to render more
easily intelligible, and more interesting, the various representations
contained in the accompanying Atlas.

High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with` searchable text

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