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Cosmology. LAMBERT. Systeme du monde

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Cosmology. LAMBERT. Systeme du monde
 LAMBERT, Johann Heinrich. Systeme du monde. Bouillon, Aux Dep. De La Soc., 1770

8vo, 176x96 mm; full calf binding, gilt titles and ornaments on the spine with 5 ribs, red edges, fine copy.

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Rare first French edition. In these cosmological letters, the author imagined the universe consisting of ever larger systems revolving around. Works summary: Comete. Permanent state of the solar system. Cosmological principle. Population of the universe. If comets are habitable. Number of comets. Comparative comets with planets. Why are so many comets, and so few planets? Halley Table. The orbits of the satellites and hyperbolic. Movement of fixed stars. The fixed stars are at distances other than the sun. The Milky Way. Figure of stars. Fixed stellar systems. Objections. Movement of the stars. Its nature, its speed, its direction. Orbite. Universal Movement. Centers. Ellipses. Universal Movement. General conclusions. Lambert "elaborated a theory according to which the thousands of stars surrounding the sun constituted a solar system. He also considered the Milky Way as a large number of such systems, that is, a system of higher order ... The whole universe, Lambert postulated, had to be inhabited by creatures like human being, "elaborated a theory according to which the thousands of stars surrounding the sun formed a solar system. Moreover, he considered the Milky Way as a large number of such systems, that is, a system of higher order. ... The whole universe, Lambert postulated, had to be inhabited by creatures like human beings.
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