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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 /

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... Full description

Main Author: Anderson, Mark, 1967-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Boston : Da Capo Press, 2012
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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.
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