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Chasing Venus

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Beschreibung

United by the transit of Venus, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? The author paints a portrait of the rivalries, triumphs and misfortunes that befell these men, along with their passion and determination to succeed.

Informationen zum Autor Andrea Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as a child. She trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art and is the author of The Brother Gardeners (longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 and winner of the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award), The Founding Gardeners and the co-author (with Emma Gieben-Gamal) of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History . She has written for The New York Times, the Guardian , the Wall Street Journal , the Los Angeles Times and many others. She lives in London. Klappentext 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? Zusammenfassung 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?

Vorwort
The fascinating story of the world's first international scientific collaboration.

Klappentext

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?

Produktinformationen

Titel: Chasing Venus
Untertitel: The Race to Measure the Heavens
Autor:
EAN: 9780099538325
ISBN: 978-0-09-953832-5
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House UK
Genre: Physik & Astronomie
Veröffentlichung: 21.01.2016
Anzahl Seiten: 352
Gewicht: 332g
Größe: H23mm x B198mm x T129mm
Jahr: 2013
Untertitel: Englisch