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Transit of Venus Book

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ID: 201400012032
Transit of Venus Book: A visually spectacular guide to the history, science and significance of Venus's rare transits across the sun. A transit of Venus is one of the rarest and most historically significant planetary alignments—since the invention of the telescope in 1608, there have been only seven. A must-have for all sky-watchers, Transit of Venus is packed with scientific and historical context—for example, astronomers calculated the distance from Earth to the Sun by studying the 1769 transit, which Captain Cook famously sailed to uncharted Tahiti to observe. Here also is an unsurpassed breadth of visual material: NASA photographs of Venus, illustrated observations of earlier transits, and rarely published images of the instruments and expeditions made to study them. By Nick Lomb. Paperback. ISBN: 1615190554 EAN: 9781615190553
Author: Nick Lomb
Dimensions: 9.0" x  9.06" x  0.56"
Page Count: 240
Cover: Paperback
By: The Experiment
MPN: 9781615190553
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