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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens

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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens - Wulf, Andrea
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On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. It was one of the most important collaborations of scientific history, as by racing to different points around the world and comparing results, these men hoped to unlock the key to one of the most pressing questions of the Enlightenment: the distance between the earth and the sun, which would allow them to calculate the dimensions of our solar system ...

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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens 2013, Vintage, New York

ISBN-13: 9780307744609

Trade paperback

Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens 2013, Windmill Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780099538325

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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens 2012, Knopf Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780307700179

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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens 2012, Books on Tape

ISBN-13: 9780307989666

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