Excerpt from Draysonia: Being an Attempt to Explain and Popularise the System of the Second Rotation of the Earth, as Discovered by the Late Major-General A. W. Drayson, F. R. A.S. For Fifteen Years Professor Royal, Military Academy, Woolwich, Also Giving the Probable Date and DIn the following treatise I have adopted the title 'Draysonia' in honour of a man whose scientific attainments have been but little known or recognised, whose death in September 1901 was a great loss to astronomical science, and who in future days will, I think, be acknowledged as having been a remarkable discoverer. I refer to the late Major-General Alfred Wilks Drayson, F.R.A.S., late Royal Artillery, who, in addition to distinguishing himself in his profession, was for fifteen years Professor, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, and for two years attached to the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, author of Practical Military Surveying, The Common Sights in the Heavens, The Last Glacial Epoch, Experiences of a Woolwich Professor, Thirty Thousand Years of the Earth's Past History, read by the aid of the discovery of the second rotation of the earth, Untrodden Ground, Important Facts and Calculations for the Consideration of Astronomers and Geologists, Proper Motion of the Fixed Stars, etc.I am fully aware of the difficulty of my task, and of how imperfectly I can do justice to Drayson in attempting to describe his system; indeed, I should not venture the attempt were it not that General Drayson, shortly before his death, repeatedly urged me to write upon the subject. Writing to me very shortly before his death, he said: 'The reason why I thought that you ought to write something is that it would be a loss to astronomical science if the accurate calculations which you have made were allowed to be buried in your workbook and among my papers.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.