An Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Astronomy (Classic Reprint)

An Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Astronomy (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Narrien

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 548

ISBN: 9780331902129

Publisher: Forgotten Books

Release Date: April 23, 2018

Description du Livre

Excerpt from An Historical Account of the Origin and Progress of Astronomy

To a treatise on astronomy founded on either of the two prin ciples above mentioned the followmg Work will, it is hoped, serve as a convenient introduction; it may be considered as holding an intermediate place with respect to the voluminous histories of M.M. Bailly and Delambre and, be it said, while acknowledging the merits of such as the elegant essay of Dr. Adam Smith, or that recently published in the Library of Use ful Knowledge, the very general outlines which have, occasion ally, been given of the origin and progress of the science.

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