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Author Anderson, Mark, 1967-
Title The day the world discovered the sun [ebook] : an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus / Mark Anderson
Publisher Boston : Da Capo Press, 2012
Edition 1st Da Capo Press ed
Descript 1 online resource (vii, 280 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill
Contents A star in the sun -- The choicest wonders -- Flying bridges -- The mighty dimensions -- The book and the ship -- Voyage en Californie -- Great expedition -- Some unfrequented part -- A shining band -- Fort Venus -- Behind the sky -- Subjects and discoveries -- Sail to the southward -- Eclipse
Summary In the tradition of Longitude, a page-turning story of eighteenth-century astronomers racing to find the distance to the sun and the keys to worldwide navigation
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Astronomy -- History -- 18th century
Astronomers -- History -- 18th century
Solar activity
Sun -- Early works to 1800
Sun -- History
Sun -- Observations
Science
Astronomy
SCIENCE / Physics / Astrophysics
Venus (Planet) -- Exploration -- History -- 18th century
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780306821066 (electronic bk.)
0306821060 (electronic bk.)

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