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LOCKYER, NORMAN. - The Sun's Place in Nature.

London, Macmillan 1897. Octavo, excellent in publisher's cloth; 360pp, 82 illustrations. ¶ The last of Lockyer's major books on the sun, all of which are fundamental in the history of astrophysics. While his intention is to record the most recent researches and conclusions (many of them "entirely novel .. very close criticism was to be expected, and, indeed to be hoped for"), he does lace a fair amount of history through the book. This includes accounts of his discovery of helium in 1868, subsequent researches by himself and others, and Ramsay's discovery of terrestrial helium in 1895. Later chapters focus on the classification of stars, new laboratory work and the rival hypotheses of himself and Vogel.
AUD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 76.5 US$ 92.13 | £UK 68.75 | JP¥ 9628] Book number 7736

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