Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those Bodies. With A Condensed Account Of The Numerous Modern ... Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those Bodies. With A Condensed Account Of The Numerous Modern ...

Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those Bodies. With A Condensed Account Of The Numerous Modern Discoveries Respecting Them; and A Table Of All The Calculated Comets, From The Earliest Ages To The Present Time

Hind, J Russell

Verlag: John W Parker And Son, London, 1852
Zustand: Good Hardcover
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CONTENTS: CHAPTER I. Of Comets in general- Their number-Duration of visibility-Length of their apparent tracks in the heavens-Their nuclei and tails-Apparent dimensions. CHAPTER II. Of the real dimensions of comets-Phases observed in some of them-Their physical constitution- Chances of collision with the earth. CHAPTER III. Of the paths of comets in space-Elements of their orbits-Uses of a table of elements-Effects of planetary attraction upon their movements. CHAPTER IV. The comet of Halley. CHAPTER V. Comets of short period-The comet of Encke. CHAPTER VI. Comets of short period (continued)-The comet of Biela CHAPTER VII. Other comets of short period-Faye's, De Vico's, Brorsen's, D'Arrest's. CHAPTER VIII. Periodical comets (continued)-Of six comets, probably with short periods-Lexell's comet in 1770-Comets which appear to revolve round the sun in about seventy-five years-Others to which longer periods have been assigned. CHAPTER IX. A brief notice of some of the most remarkable comets that have been observed from the earliest times to the present day. CHAPTER X. On the expected Great Comet. A Catalogue of the Orbits of all the Comets hitherto computed, B.C. 370 to A.D. 1852. Notes to the Catalogue of Cometary Orbits. Book - in Good half leather and marble paper covered boards - light rubbing / marking to the marbled paper covered boards with some loss of paper to edges as you might expect, some bumping and wearing to the extreme corners and extreme ends of the spine. Contents, some browning/grubbiness to the front and rear free end paper, some light marking/slight grubbiness to the occasional page, previous owner's inscription dated 'June 8th 1881' otherwise clean and tightly bound. An attractive First Edition copy of this scare and desirable work on what the Greeks knew as hairy stars! Size: 7.75 inches tall by 4.5 inches. viii, 184 pages which includes an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 201-750 grams. Category: Science & Technology; Astronomy; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7403. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 7403

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Titel: Comets : A Descriptive Treatise Upon Those ...

Verlag: John W Parker And Son, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1852

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Good

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