BIOGRAPHY OF PERCIVAL LOWELL by A. Lawrence Lowell

BIOGRAPHY OF PERCIVAL LOWELL

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The late president of Harvard University tells the story of the life of his elder brother. Briefly he skims the childhood days, going on to the experiences in Japan, to his diplomatic mission, to his growing keen interest in the life, customs and soul of Japan. His real matier lay in the field of astronomy, and he eventually returned to build an observatory at Flagstaff, where he created a sensation by ascribing the marks revealed on Mars as evidence of the existence of man on the planet. He also prophesied the discovery of a new planet -- just where the planet Pluto has been found. Not a very human picture -- and of interest chiefly to astronomers. Limited market -- Boston and vicinity --scientific field.

Publisher: Macmillan