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Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of the Universe, Том 2
Alexander von Humboldt
Повний перегляд - 1860
according already ancient appeared Arago Astr astronomers atmosphere bodies brightness called catalogue cause century closely cloth coloured Compare complete considerable considered constellations containing cosmical Cosmos Designs determined direction discovered discovery distance double stars earth Edition Engravings equal existence fixed stars force frequently gilt give given greater Greek half heautiful heavens HISTORY idea Illustrated important improved increase indicate intensity less lettered light lumière magnitude means measurement Milky morocco motion naked eye nature nearly Notes object observations original Outlines parallax period phenomena physical planets Plates portion Portrait position present printed probably proper rays reference reflected regarded regions relations remarkable result royal satellites says scintillation seen Sir John Herschel southern space sphere Struve surface telescope thick tion translated variable views visible vols volume whole
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Сторінка 25 - But to derive two or three general Principles of Motion from Phenomena, and afterwards to tell us how the Properties and Actions of all corporeal Things follow from those manifest Principles, would be a very great step in Philosophy, though the Causes of those Principles were not yet discover'd: And therefore I scruple not to propose the Principles of Motion above-mention'd, they being of very general Extent, and leave their Causes to be found out.