# A Manual of Astronomy and the Use of the Globes ...

Ivison & Phinney, 1854
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### Contents

 INTRODUCTIONTHE HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY PART 15 THE HEAVENLY BODIES 18 PLANETARY Motions 23 THE DOCTRINE OF THE SPHERE 27 Tue Sun 41 THE INFERIOR PLANETS 44 THE EARTH 46 THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE EARTA 48
 URANUS OR HERSCHEL 58 THE ASTEROIDS 59 APPARENT MOTIONS OF THE HEAVENLY BODIES 60 ECLIPSES 63 TIDES 66 PARALLAX 69 REFRACTION AND TWILIGHT 71 TIME 73

 THE Moon 51 Mars 54 JUPITER 55 SATURN 56
 FIXED STARS 82 PART II 92 PROBLEMS FOR THE CELESTIAL GLOBE 110 GLOSSARY OF ASTRONOMICAL TERMS 116

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