The Phenomena and Order of the Solar System
Excerpt from The Phenomena and Order of the Solar System Looking far into past time, and to those countries where western thought was cradled, we find precise and interest ing conceptions of the chief motions of the stars 3 and as man is impelled by a wholesome necessity of his nature, to collect, classify, and systematize the objects of his thoughts, - the period of the acquisition of these concep tions was rapidly followed by an epoch of theory, giving birth to elaborate schemes of the Heavens, whioh all bore such emphatic marks of the infancy of re ection, as inva riably characterize our first endeavors to comprehend any portion of Nature. Accordingly, this chapter must cone sist of two sections - the first, unfolding the facts known to the ancients 3 and the second the system or scheme into which these were immediately wrought up. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."