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The Resource The day the world discovered the sun : an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus, Mark Anderson

The day the world discovered the sun : an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus, Mark Anderson

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The day the world discovered the sun : an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus
Title
The day the world discovered the sun
Title remainder
an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus
Statement of responsibility
Mark Anderson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On June 3, 1769, the planet Venus briefly passed across the face of the sun in a cosmic alignment that occurs twice per century. Anticipation of the rare celestial event sparked a worldwide competition among aspiring global superpowers, each sending their own scientific expeditions to far-flung destinations to time the planet's trek. Anderson reveals the stories of three Venus Transit voyages-- to the heart of the Arctic, the New World, and the Pacific-- that risked every mortal peril of a candlelit age
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1967-
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Anderson, Mark
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB372
LC item number
.A64 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomers
  • Venus (Planet)
Label
The day the world discovered the sun : an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus, Mark Anderson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn744287690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
vii, 280 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306820380
Lccn
2011277703
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)744287690
Label
The day the world discovered the sun : an extraordinary story of scientific adventure and the race to track the transit of Venus, Mark Anderson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
ocn744287690
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
vii, 280 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306820380
Lccn
2011277703
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)744287690

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