Tables of the motion of the earth on its axis and around the sun.
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Published by Bureau of Navigation, Navy Dept. in Washington .
Written in English


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Statementby Simon Newcomb.
SeriesAstronomical papers prepared for the use of the American ephemeris and nautical almanac -- v.6, pt.1
ContributionsUnited States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Navigation.
The Physical Object
Pagination7-169 p. ;
Number of Pages169
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Open LibraryOL22947140M

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