The Day the World Discovered the Sun

The Day the World Discovered the Sun

An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

eBook - 2012 | 1st Da Capo Press ed.
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Da Capo Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
ISBN: 9780306821066
0306821060
Characteristics: 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.

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Sep 23, 2014

An entertaining account of a dramatic and challenging event for the time. Well presenting in an interesting view from three simultaneous adventures. Excellent!

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