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The Resource Chasing Venus : the race to measure the heavens, Andrea Wulf

Chasing Venus : the race to measure the heavens, Andrea Wulf

Label
Chasing Venus : the race to measure the heavens
Title
Chasing Venus
Title remainder
the race to measure the heavens
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Wulf
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On a summer's day in 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. This book explores the story of the world's first international scientific collaboration
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Wulf, Andrea
Dewey number
  • 523.9'2
  • 523.42
  • 523.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Venus (Planet)
  • Venus (Planet)
  • Geodetic astronomy
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
Label
Chasing Venus : the race to measure the heavens, Andrea Wulf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
9780434021086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780434021086
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Chasing Venus : the race to measure the heavens, Andrea Wulf
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
9780434021086
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 304 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780434021086
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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