Category Archives: astronomy

How people discovered the Shape of the Earth – Tomilin

In this post, we will see the book How people discovered the Shape of the Earth by A.  Tomilin. About the book What is the shape of the Earth? An odd question, isn’t it? The world’s a globe. It’s round. … Continue reading

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Essays About the Universe – Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov

In this post, we will see the book Essays About the Universe by Boris A. Vorontsov-Vel’yaminov.  About the book: This book by a prominent Soviet astronomer and imaginative interpreter of the history and latest knowledge of astronomy, an age-old science … Continue reading

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The Moon and Man – Rebrov, Khozin

In this post, we will see the book The Moon and Man by M. Rebrov and G. Khozin. About the book The day is not far off when a spaceship will land on one of the moon’s vast plains and the first earthmen … Continue reading

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The Quiet Sun – Pushkov, Silkin

In this post, we will see the book The Quiet Sun by N. Pushkov and B. Silkin. About the book: How can events 150 million kilometres away affect us here on earth? But if you have ever complained of poor radio … Continue reading

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A Planet of Riddles – Novikov

In this post, we will see the book A Planet of Riddles by E. Novikov. About the book (from the back cover): This book is about our planet, the Earth we know so well. But is it then a planet of riddles? … Continue reading

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The Nine Colours of The Rainbow – Steinhaus

In this post, we will see the book The Nine Colours of The Rainbow by A. Steinhaus. About the book (from the front jacket) Have you ever stopped to think how many colours there are in a rainbow? Seven or, perhaps, nine … Continue reading

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Selected Questions and Problems in Physics – Gladkova, Kutylovskaya

In this post we will see Selected Questions and Problems in Physics  by R. Gladkova and N. Kutylovskaya. About the book This collection of questions and problems in physics is in ­ tended for the students of correspondence courses and evening classes in … Continue reading

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