A Compendium of Astronomy: Intended to Simplify and Illustrate the Principles of the Science : and Give a Concise View of the Motions and Aspects of the Great Heavenly Luminaries : Adapted to the Use of Common Schools, as Well as Higher Seminaries
Carter, Hendee & Company, 1832 - 180 pages
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