by Herbert Hall Turner
Publisher: E. Arnold 1904
Number of pages: 225
The aim of the following pages is to illustrate, by the study of a few examples chosen almost at random, the variety in character of astronomical discoveries. An attempt has indeed been made to arrange the half-dozen examples, once selected, into a rough sequence according to the amount of chance associated with the discovery.
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