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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens

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On two days in 1761 and 1769 hundreds of astronomers pointed their telescopes towards the skies to observe a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. United by this momentous occasion, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? In Chasing Venus Andrea Wulf paints a vivid portrait of the rivalries, triumphs and misfortunes that befell these men, along with their passion and determination to succeed. This extraordinary ...

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

ISBN-13: 9780307744609

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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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