The Wonders of the Heavens (Classic Reprint)

4 février 2018|
The Wonders of the Heavens (Classic Reprint) de Camille Flammarion
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Excerpt from The Wonders of the Heavens

Of all the sciences, Astronomy is the one which can enlighten us best on our relative value, and make us understand the relation which connects the Earth with the rest of creation. Without it, as the history of past centuries testifies, it is im ssible for us to know where we are or w c we are, or to establish an instructive comparison between the lace which we occupy in space and the who e of the universe without it we should be both ignorant of the actual extent of our country, its nature. And the order to which it belongs. Inclosed in the dark meshes of ignorance, we cannot form the slightest idea of the general arrangement of the world a thick fog covers 'the narrow horizon which contains us, and our mind remains incapable of soaring above the daily theatre of life, and of going beyond the narrow sphere traced by the limits of the action of our senses. On the other hand, when the torch of the Science of the Worlds enlightens us, the scene changes. The vapors which darkened the horizon fade away, our mistaken eyes contemplate in the serenity of a pure sky the immense work of the Creator. The Earth appears like a globe poised under our steps thousands of similar globes are rocked in ether; the world enlarges in proportion as the power of our examination increases, and from that time universal creation develops itself before us in its reality, establishing both our rank and our relation with the numerous similar worlds which constitute the universe.

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Titre :The Wonders of the Heavens (Classic Reprint)Format :Couverture soupleDimensions de l'article :534 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.08 poDimensions à l'expédition :534 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.08 poPublié le :4 février 2018Langue :anglais

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ISBN - 10 :1333808585

ISBN - 13 :9781333808587

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