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The Starry Skies: First Lessons on the Sun, Moon and Stars by  Agnes Giberne - Hardcover - Imperial Series - 1894 - from Underground Books (SKU: 11410)

The Starry Skies: First Lessons on the Sun, Moon and Stars

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The Starry Skies: First Lessons on the Sun, Moon and Stars

by Giberne, Agnes

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New York: American Tract Society, 1894. Imperial Series. Hardcover. Good +. Imperial Series. Hardcover. "Once upon a time--thus runs a certain tale--there was a man who wanted to see what could be found at the other end of the world..." This guide to astronomy begins with a fairy tale about a man who walks the span of the entire world--"And...what do you think he found? Was it a world of giants? Or a land of fairies?"--only to find himself right where he first began, at his own home. Clearly explained yet full of wonder, Starry Skies is the work of pioneering science popularizer Agnes Giberne (1845-1939), a prolific writer of fiction for adolescent girls, historical fiction, and several very popular books about science, including meteorology, geology, botany, physics, and more, though she was best known for her books on astronomy, like this one. The Starry Skies introduces readers of all ages to such stellar subjects as gravity, the seasons, the rotation of the earth, the moon, the sun, the planets of the solar system, comets, meteors, stars, and nebulae.

7 1/2" X 5 1/8". 234pp. Bound in bronze-brown cloth over boards, with pictorial cover of a girl and boy reading stamped in black and white to upper board, with unidentified desinger's monogram "HEF." Tree with sun rising behind, stamped in black to spine, lettered in white. Moderate wear to binding, with bumping to edges and extremities and light scattered rubbing to cloth. Small stain to bottom edge of text block. Binding is firm, sound and square. Concord Sunday School Library bookplate to front pastedown. Top corner of front free endpaper clipped. Pages are clean and unmarked. This edition is illlustrated in one frontispiece.


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The Starry Skies: First Lessons on the Sun, Moon and Stars
Giberne, Agnes
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Used - Good +
Imperial Series
American Tract Society
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
BIBLIO-LIVE-3 publisher's binding astronomy women in stem

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Underground Books is a charmingly eccentric bookshop offering used, rare, antiquarian, bargain, and new books, located below street-level in Carrollton, Georgia's historic downtown. Married proprietors Josh Niesse and Megan Bell met shortly after Josh opened the bookstore in March of 2011 and Megan walked in.


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