Curiosities Of The Sky

By: Garrett P. Serviss
Published By: Double9 Books
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'Curiosities of the Sky' is a fascinating book written by Garrett P. Serviss, an American astronomer, published first time in 1909. His writings popularize astronomy and generates curiosity among the people to know the unrevealed facts of science specially universe. His writing is unbelievable, 100 years earlier he has given such a firm and factual information about the stars to us. When he has written all these description only telescope was the means through which all universe can be observed. In a very interesting writing style he amused his readers and covered topics like - strange surroundings of sun, unfixedness of the fixed stars, comets and meteors, transformation of comets and their tails, northern lights, black holes, solar storm, novae and many more. He has given amazing facts about Mars still these facts are centre of attraction, searching the possibility of life there.

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Garrett P. Serviss

Garrett P. Serviss was an American author. He was known as the writer of true-to-life science books and sci-fi volumes having stargazing as the primary point. Garrett P. Serviss was born on March 24, 1851, in Sharon Springs, New York, United States. He was the only child of Garrett Putman Serviss and Katharine Serviss (original last name Shelp). Garrett P. Serviss had a keen interest in stargazing which was seasoned by kin who gave him a telescope. He acquired a Bachelor of Science certification from Cornell University in 1872. Garrett P. Serviss was offered the chance to provide legal counsel but he chose news-casting although he acquired a regulation degree. He began his vocation as a columnist at the New York Tribune where he worked as a journalist and a reporter from 1874 to 1876. That very year, he joined the staff of the Sun and worked there as its duplicate manager till 1882 when he became the night proofreader. He held the post for a considerable length of time. During these years, Serviss wrote various articles on stargazing which were distributed namelessly. After completing his relationship with the Sun, he kept on composing material on space science for an overall readership. For more than a quarter-century, distributors supported his undertakings, delivering such titles as 'Interests of the Sky: A Popular Presentation of the Great Riddles and Mysteries of Astronomy', 'Round the Year with the Stars: The Chief Beauties of the Starry Heavens as Seen with the Naked Eye', and 'Riding through Space: The Earth's Scenic Voyage'. Albeit, the essayist wrote them on his own, he likewise teamed up with Leon Barritt on a few titles that were distributed in 1906. After quitting the Sun in 1892, Garrett P. Serviss earned cash as a famous instructor on points concerning space science. When the new century rolled over, under the sponsorship of steelhead honcho and philanthropic Andrew Carnegie, Serviss visited for quite a long time conveying the Urania Lectures, a progression of discourses that expected innovatively upgraded programs presented in current planetariums. A lot of Serviss' information tracked down its direction in articles, flyers, and books concerning space. He also wrote genuine logical books. Serviss simultaneously composed sci-fi. During his time at the Sun, he had come into contact with Edward Page Mitchell, a manager who co-authored in composing sci-fi. Affected by Mitchell, Serviss spent more time writing sci-fis. His first story in the class, 'Edison's Conquest of Mars' was distributed in the New York Evening Journal in 1898. It was regarded as a continuation of 'War of the Worlds' by H. G. Wells' universally famous story of an endeavored Martian attack on the Earth. Serviss wrote several other novels like 'A Columbus of Space' and 'The Second Deluge', the two of which were distributed in the original structure during the creator's lifetime. The first book tells about the costs of a journey to Venus in an atomic-fueled rocket, while the second tells the Biblical story of the Great Flood after the Earth goes through a fluid cloud. Garrett P. Serviss also worked at the highest position in the division of stargazing at the Brooklyn Institute. He then changed his profession and composed subtitles for a 1923 short quiet film 'Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Garrett P. Serviss is perceived as a significant figure in the improvement of the sci-fi type. A portion of his compositions for beginner cosmologists have been converted into Chinese, Swedish, and Spanish. The subtitles which he composed and altered for 'The Einstein Theory of Relativity' film outlined the model for the standard crowd of the time.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 138 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356562490
  • ISBN-13: 9789356562493
  • Item Weight: 165.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Science / Astronomy, Fiction / Science Fiction / General