Views of the Architecture of the Heavens: In a Series of Letters to a Lady by John Pringle Nichol
English | 28 Jun. 2010 | ISBN: 1108005268 | 284 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
John Pringle Nichol (1804–59) was a Scottish polymath whose major interests were economics and astronomy; he did much to popularise the latter by his writings. He became Regius Professor of Astronomy at Glasgow in 1836, and in the following year published Views of the Architecture of the Heavens which was immediately successful.