Astronomy For Amateurs (Illustrated Edition)

Nicolas Camille Flammarion 1842 1925 was a French astronomer and author He was usually credited as Camille Flammarion He was a prolific author of than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy, several notable early science fiction novels, and several works about Spiritualism and related topics He also published the magazine L Astronomie, starNicolas Camille Flammarion 1842 1925 was a French astronomer and author He was usually credited as Camille Flammarion He was a prolific author of than fifty titles, including popular science works about astronomy, several notable early science fiction novels, and several works about Spiritualism and related topics He also published the magazine L Astronomie, starting in 1882 He maintained a private observatory at Juvisy sur Orge, France He was a founder and the first president of the Socit Astronomique de France, which originally had its own independent journal, BSAF Bulletin de la Socit Astronomique de France , first published in 1887 He was the first to suggest the names Triton and Amalthea for moons of Neptune and Jupiter, respectively, although these names were not officially adopted until many decades later His spiritualism studies influenced also some of his science fiction Other than that his writing about other worlds adhered fairly closely to then current ideas in evolutionary theory and astronomy Amongst his other works are The Atmosphere 1873 , Popular Astronomy 1907 , Astronomy for Amateurs 1904 , Omega The Last Days of the World and Death and its Mystery.
Astronomy For Amateurs Illustrated Edition Nicolas Camille Flammarion was a French astronomer and author He was usually credited as Camille Flammarion He was a prolific author of than fifty titles including popular science works abo

  • Title: Astronomy For Amateurs (Illustrated Edition)
  • Author: Camille Flammarion Frances A. Welby
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “Astronomy For Amateurs (Illustrated Edition)”

    1. I read this book on the Project Gutenberg page.It was interestingly written compared to popular astronomy books now, mostly because of the style. As the book was first published ca hundred years ago and the French edition of it was titled Astronomy for Women I understand why Flammarion starts out with a list of famous female astronomers through history. Ofcourse you wouldn't assume much accuracy from a work of popular science a hundred years later, but this one didn't do too badly - yes, there a [...]

    2. PoeticA quaint and poetic view into early 20th knowledge of astronomy. I like the author's view of not assuming we are alone in the universe.

    3. A quaint and poetic look at an early 20th century view of astronomy. More philosophical than scientific.

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