Tides. New theory [drop title]

Boston: Richard L. Gay & Co., 1871. 8vo, pp. 12; original green printed wrappers; wrappers chipped, stamp residue on lower wrapper, else very good; textblock clean. An attempt at explaining why the influence of the moon is greater than that of the sun on the tides. He dismisses the "common" theory that the gravitational force of the sun is weakened by its distance to the earth relative to the moon and proposes an alternative theory that relies on the concept of "lateral movement" which he admits he does not have the mathmatical chops to cleanly express. This appears to be the only title published by Chase. Item #56554

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