By: Richard A. Proctor (1837-1888)
|Chance and Luck
|Half-hours with the Telescope Being a Popular Guide to the Use of the Telescope as a Means of Amusement and Instruction.
|Half-Hours with the Stars A Plain and Easy Guide to the Knowledge of the Constellations
|Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
Light Science for Leisure Hours
In preparing these Essays, my chief object has been to present scientific truths in a light and readable form—clearly and simply, but with an exact adherence to the facts as I see them. I have followed—here and always—the rule of trying to explain my meaning precisely as I should wish others to explain, to myself, matters with which I was unfamiliar. Hence I have avoided that excessive simplicity which some seem to consider absolutely essential in scientific essays intended for general perusal, but which is often even more perplexing than a too technical style...