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Post by icequeen » January 8th, 2022, 9:19 pm

The Romance of Modern Astronomy, by Hector Macpherson (1888 - 1956)

Volunteers outside the USA: Hector Macpherson died in 1956. This person's work may still be protected by copyright in countries where copyright duration is determined by the author's death date. In Europe this is 70 years; in Canada it is 50 years; and in Australia it is 70 years for authors who died after 1955.
From the series, The Library of Romance, the reader is introduced to the modern astronomy of 1911. The author discusses our solar system, including the planets known at that time, comets, the stars, the origins of the universe, and some famous astronomers. (Summary by )
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Post by silverquill » January 8th, 2022, 9:35 pm

So many interesting chapters .... May take 24 and 33?

And the Webb telescope fully deployed today!! :clap:
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Post by icequeen » January 8th, 2022, 9:42 pm

silverquill wrote:
January 8th, 2022, 9:35 pm
So many interesting chapters .... May take 24 and 33?

And the Webb telescope fully deployed today!! :clap:
Of course, thanks Larry!

I haven't been following the Webb telescope news too closely lately, but I plan to soon! Exciting stuff!
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Post by kristakz » January 9th, 2022, 11:21 am

Can I claim chapters 1 & 6
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Post by JHedrick » January 9th, 2022, 2:02 pm

Disregard please
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » January 9th, 2022, 2:12 pm

Chapter 10 for me , please. :)
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Post by icequeen » January 9th, 2022, 3:23 pm

kristakz wrote:
January 9th, 2022, 11:21 am
Can I claim chapters 1 & 6

Chapters 1 and 6 are yours! Thank you!
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Post by icequeen » January 9th, 2022, 3:24 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
January 9th, 2022, 2:12 pm
Chapter 10 for me , please. :)
Chapter 10 is yours! Thanks Jo!
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Post by icequeen » January 10th, 2022, 8:06 pm

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by kristakz » January 10th, 2022, 8:26 pm

Krista

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Post by icequeen » January 10th, 2022, 9:04 pm

kristakz wrote:
January 10th, 2022, 8:26 pm
Chapter 1 is ready for PL.

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Post by HeartsandStars » January 10th, 2022, 9:50 pm

I'd like Chapter 18 please.

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Post by icequeen » January 10th, 2022, 10:56 pm

HeartsandStars wrote:
January 10th, 2022, 9:50 pm
I'd like Chapter 18 please.

Thank you,
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Chapter 18 is yours, thank you!
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Post by jackhill » January 11th, 2022, 11:44 pm

I'd like to do chapter 11 about Saturn, thanks!

One question I would have, how to treat the figure and caption on page 141 of the scan (between the numbered pages 118 and 119)?

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Post by icequeen » January 12th, 2022, 9:54 pm

jackhill wrote:
January 11th, 2022, 11:44 pm
I'd like to do chapter 11 about Saturn, thanks!

One question I would have, how to treat the figure and caption on page 141 of the scan (between the numbered pages 118 and 119)?

Chapter 11 is yours, thank you!

The figure and caption are not a part of the text, so you do not need to include them in your reading. Thank you for asking!
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