Author:Robert Stawell Ball

Robert Stawell Ball
This author wrote articles for the Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB9 by the initials "R. S. B."
This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica.
Articles attributed to this author are designated in EB1911 by the initials "R. S. B."
Robert Stawell Ball


  • Experimental Mechanics: A Course of Lectures Delivered at the Royal College of Science for Ireland (1871) (external scan)
  • Theory of screws: a study in the dynamics of a rigid body (1876) (external scan)
  • Astronomy (1877) (external scan)
  • Elements of Astronomy (1880) (external scan)
  • The Story of the Heavens (1886) (external scan)
  • Star-land Being Talks With Young People About The Wonders Of the Heavens (1889) (external scan)
  • The cause of an ice age (1891) (external scan)
  • Time and tide, a romance of the moon: being two lectures delivered in the theatre of the London Institution on the afternoon of November 19 and 26, 1888 (1892) (external scan)
  • Great astronomers (1895) (external scan)
  • The earth's beginning (1901) (external scan)
  • The scale of the invisible heavens (1903)
  • A popular guide to the heavens (1905)
  • The Story of the Sun (1906) (external scan)
  • A treatise on spherical astronomy (1908) (external scan)
  • In the High Heavens (1910) (transcription project)
  • In Starry Realms (1912) (external scan)

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Contributions to EB1911 (1 signed article)Edit

Articles in Popular Science MonthlyEdit

Works about BallEdit


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