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from a text book of general astronomy (1895) by Charles Young

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354. Meteoric theory of Sun's heat.
355. Objections to Meteoric theory of Sun's heat.

CHAPTER XVIII. Meteors and Shooting Stars.
755. Meteors.
756. Circumstances of their Fall.
757. The Aerolites themselves.
758. The only iron meteors which have been actually seen to fall...
759. The number of meteorites which have fallen since 1800...
760. Twenty-four of the sixty-seven known chemical elements...
761. The Crust.
762. Magnitude.
763. Path.
764. Observation of Meteors.
765. Explanation of the Heat and Light of a Meteor.
766. Train.
767. Origin.
768. Detonating Meteors or "Bolides" of which Fragments are not known to reach the Earth.
769. Number.

770. A few minutes' watching...
771. Numbers.
772. Comparative Number in Morning and Evening.
773. Brightness.
774. Elevation, Path, and Velocity.
775. Materials
776. Probable Mass of Shooting Stars.
777. Growth of the Earth.
778. Effect on the Earth's Orbit.
779. Meteoric Heat: Effect of Meteors on the Transparency of Space.
780. Meteoric Showers.
781. Probably the most remarkable of all meteoric showers...
782. Dates of Showers.
783. Meteoric Rings and Swarms.
784. The Mazapil Meteorite.
785. The Connection between Comets and Meteors.
786. Identification of Cometary and Meteoric Orbits.
787. In the cases of the Leonids and Andromedes the meteor-swarm...

209. Fragment of one of the Amana Meteoric Stones.
210. The Meteoric Radiant in Leo, Nov. 13, 1866.
211. Orbits of Meteoric Swarms which are known to be associated with Comets.
212. Transformation of the Orbit of the Leonids by the Encounter with Uranus, A.D. 126.