Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Audiobook) By Andrea Wulf, read by Robin Sachs
Unabridged edition 2012 | 8 hours and 10 mins | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B007Z95S06 | MP3 64 kbps | 234 MB
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The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor - the 18th century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.
On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth and the sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system - but only if they could compile data from many different points of the globe, all recorded during the short period of the transit.