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Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present /

Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present /
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R2423709 523.92 LOMB
Adult Non Fiction   Bega . Available .  
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ISBN 9781742232690 (hbk.)
Shelf Location 523.92 LOMB
Author Lomb, Nick, author
Title Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present / Nick Lomb.
Physical Description 228 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports, facsimiles ; 24 x 24 cm.
General Notes Includes index.
"Published in association with the Powerhouse Museum".
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-221) and index.
Summary Note The transit of Venus across the sun in June 2012 will be the last chance in our lifetime to see this rare planetary alignment that has been so important in history. Rich in historical detail and cutting edge science, along with practical information on how and when to view the transit, Transit of Venus is the must-have companion to this extraordinary astronomical event. From Johannes Kepler's first prediction of a transit of Venus in 1631, to Captain Cook's 1769 transit expedition to Tahiti (which led to the European settlement of Australia), and on to our 21st-century quest to find distant Earth-like planets using the transit method, astronomer Nick Lomb takes us on a thrilling journey of exploration and adventure.
Subject Astronomy -- History --
Subject (Geographic) Venus (Planet) -- Transit --
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