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Myths And Marvels Of Astronomy

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Book Excerpt: ...seven planets of their system by the periods of the apparent revolution of those bodies around the celestial dome, and so set the sphere of the moon innermost, enclosed by the sphere of Mercury, around which in turn was the sphere of Venus, next the sun's, then, in order, those of Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. We can readily understand how they might come to regard the slow motions of the sphere of Saturn and Jupiter, taking respectively some thirty and twelve years to complete a revolution, as indicating power superior to the sun's, whose sphere seemed to revolve once in a single year. Many other considerations might have been urged, before the Copernican theory was established, to show that, possibly, some of the planets exert influences more effective than those of the sun and moon.It is, indeed, clear that the first real shock sustained by astrology came from the arguments of Copernicus. So long as the earth was regarded as the centre round which all the celestial bodies move, it was hopeless to att...

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A List Of Books In The Public Library On Astronomy

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Catalogue Of The Books In The Circulating Library

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Complete Dictionary Catalogue Of The Public School Library Of Grand Rapids Michigan

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Thoreau His Life And Aims ; A Study

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Catalogue 1895

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Popular Astronomy

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Catalogue Of The Newton Free Library 1892

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