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DARWIN, G.H. - The Tides and Kindred Phenomena in the Solar System.

London, Murray 1901. Octavo publisher's gilt cloth; 20,346pp, 43 illustrations. A rather good, bright copy. ¶ Second edition with corrections, additions and revisions - not the least being Darwin's change of opinion as to the actual measurement of the moon's attraction on the earth's surface. "A masterpiece of semi-popular scientific exposition" according to James Jeans in the DNB, it is based on his 1897 Lowell Institute lectures and is, in a way, a summary of the theories and investigations that occupied most of his working life. Darwin published his first papers on tides and tidal friction in the 1870's (his method of harmonic analysis was in use for decades in many parts of the world) and over the years his focus widened to encompass the formation of the solar system and of star systems.
AUD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 64.25 US$ 75.71 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8484] Book number 7552

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