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1905 STORY OF THE HEAVENS SIR ROBERT BALL
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1905 STORY OF THE HEAVENS SIR ROBERT BALL Book Plates ILLUSTRATED planets.

Over 100 Early Astronomy illustrations.

Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840 1913) was an Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory.

In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory.

Ball contributed to the science of kinematics by delineating the screw displacement earning him the Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy.

His work "The Story of the Heavens" is mentioned in the "Ithaka" chapter of Ulysses by James Joyce.

This beautifully illustrated volume provides a detailed survey of the history and contemporary situation of the solar system, including distant suns, comets, and the Milky Way.

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100 illustrations and 25 plates. 568 pages. 9” by 6.5”
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1905 STORY OF THE HEAVENS SIR ROBERT BALL

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1905 STORY OF THE HEAVENS SIR ROBERT BALL Book Plates ILLUSTRATED planets.

Over 100 Early Astronomy illustrations.

Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840 1913) was an Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory.

In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory.

Ball contributed to the science of kinematics by delineating the screw displacement earning him the Cunningham Medal of the Royal Irish Academy.

His work "The Story of the Heavens" is mentioned in the "Ithaka" chapter of Ulysses by James Joyce.

This beautifully illustrated volume provides a detailed survey of the history and contemporary situation of the solar system, including distant suns, comets, and the Milky Way.

Condition
...
100 illustrations and 25 plates. 568 pages. 9” by 6.5”

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