Hand-book of the Terrestrial Globe, Or, Guide to Fitz's New Method of Mounting and Operating Globes: Designed for the Use of Families, Schools, and Academies

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Ginn Brothers, 1876 - Globes - 120 pages
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Page 10 - A sphere is a solid terminated by a curved surface, all the points of which are equally distant from a point within called the centre.
Page 17 - The right ascension of a celestial body is the arc of the celestial equator measured eastward (counterclockwise as viewed from the north) from the vernal equinox to the point where the hour circle of the body intersects the equator. Right ascension is generally expressed in time from o to 24 hours.

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