Chasing Venus: the Race to Measure the Heavens
In the 1760s the world’s scientific community was electrified because the transit of Venus would allow them for the first time to calculate the distance between the planets in our solar system. In her book, Chasing Venus, Andrea Wulf describes this first global scientific collaboration, set amid warring armies, hurricanes, scientific endeavors, and personal tragedy. Join an intriguing glimpse at the spirit of the Enlightenment and the collaborative race to measure the heavens.
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