Time and Tide: A Romance of the Moon (Illustrated Edition) Robert Stawell Ball

ISBN: 9781409940074

Published: September 25th 2009

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98 pages


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Time and Tide: A Romance of the Moon (Illustrated Edition)  by  Robert Stawell Ball

Time and Tide: A Romance of the Moon (Illustrated Edition) by Robert Stawell Ball
September 25th 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 98 pages | ISBN: 9781409940074 | 9.80 Mb

Sir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was an Irish astronomer. He worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 to 1867. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer ofMoreSir Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913) was an Irish astronomer. He worked for Lord Rosse from 1865 to 1867. In 1867 he became Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Royal College of Science in Dublin. In 1874 Ball was appointed Royal Astronomer of Ireland and Andrews Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin at Dunsink Observatory. In 1892 he was appointed Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at Cambridge University.

His lectures, articles and books like, The Story of the Heavens (1885) and Starland (1889), were mostly popular and simple in style. However, he also published books on mathematical astronomy such as A Treatise on Spherical Astronomy (1910). His main interest was mathematics and he devoted much of his spare time to his Theory of Screws. He served for a time as President of the Quaternion Society (1899-1913). His work The Story of the Heavens is mentioned in the Ithaca chapter of James Joyces Ulysses. His other works include: Atlas of Astronomy (1892), The Story of the Sun (1893), Great Astronomers (1895), A Treatise on the Theory of Screws (1900) and The Earths Beginning (1901).



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