Studies Upon the Inclination of the Earth's Axis (Classic Reprint)

Studies Upon the Inclination of the Earth's Axis (Classic Reprint)
Studies Upon the Inclination of the Earth's Axis (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Studies Upon the Inclination of the Earth's AxisFor example, the sun and all the planets, on this theory, ought to move in one direction, both on their axes and in their orbits; and so they do pretty nearly. Yet, when accuracy of statement is required, we are told that they all vary, the direction of no two being exactly the same. The axial motion of the earth, for example, crosses the orbital at an angle of 23??; and, with variations in the angle of crossing, the same is true of all. The orbits ought to lie in the plane of the solar equator; but they do not: nor do any two of their planes coincide with each other. Not one planet has its axis perpendicular to its own orbit; although, according to the theory, they all ought. The orbits, moreover, ought to be circular; but all are more or less eccentric. All the satellites ought to be in the planes of the equators of their primaries; but I doubt if one is really so, while Saturn's eighth satellite is about 12? , and our moon nearly 18?? , out of place. To crown it all, the moons of Uranus and Neptune actually go backward.If Laplace's theory be true there must be some way to account for these apparent contradictions.My attention was drawn to this subject nearly two years ago; and the conclusions at which I arrived, as sell as the reasons on which they are founded, I embodied in my "Cosmology," an essay which forms Part III of The Miracle of To-Day.I therein showed that a key to all these perplexing peculiarities is found in the addition to the Nebular Hypothesis of one condition, to wit, that in the gas-like mass from which the solar system was evolved certain elevations or upheavals occurred from time to time, rising and subsiding like waves upon a sea.Such movements seem to be normal in our system.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.