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His revival of the a#39; saros a#39; was not for the advantage of science, yet he devoted to the scheme of lunar correction based ... The screws of the quadrant were broken, its adjustment was widely erroneous ; the mark on the park wall for setting the transit ... of stars corresponding toeach magnitude on the hypothesis of their uniform distribution through space (ib. xxxi. 1, 24). ... 650) ; and by his scientific voyages laid the foundation of physical geography. ... His papers on the subject ( ib. pp.

Author:Sir Leslie Stephen
Publisher: - 1890


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