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DEWEY B. LARSON Structure of the Physical Universe w/ Signed Letter ~ Astronomy
1959. Good Used.**19531. For Sale: Book Title: The Structure of the Physical Universe by Dewey B. Larson, published by the author, Portland, Oregon 1959, 217 pp., 9" x 6". Along with the book is a two page signed typewritten letter by Larson along with a nine-page typewritten original essay titled "Compressibility of Solids" - the letter here belonged to Astronomy Professor Ralph Van Arnam, who taught Astronomy and Mathematics at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. From the Preface to Preliminary Edition, Larson states in his book: "This book is a somewhat unusual expedient which is being used as a means of meeting an unusual situation. For the past twenty-five or thirty years I have been engaged in the study and analysis of basic physical processes and by virtue of the immense number of hours that have been devoted to the task, together with what I like to consider as a sound plan of procedure and a little more than a fair share of good fortune, I have arrived at some very significant results." Text of the letter, Larson writes - "For the benefit of the astronomers who are included among the recipients of this letter it might be well to mention that the entire basic theory was completely developed and verified on the foregoing basis in the field of terrestrial physics many years before any attempt was made to apply it to astronomy." "The theoretical universe developed in my work is completely defined by the two fundamental postulates as to the nature of space and time, and every feature of that universe has been derived solely from the postulates by simple mathematical and … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Blue Moon Books and Antiques (bluemoonbooks.and.antiques) [Lehighton, Pennsylvania, United States]
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