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The Resource Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present, by Nick Lomb

Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present, by Nick Lomb

Label
Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present
Title
Transit of Venus
Title remainder
1631 to the present
Statement of responsibility
by Nick Lomb
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lomb, Nick
Dewey number
523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Venus (Planet)
Label
Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present, by Nick Lomb
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-221) and index
Control code
000046923962
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9781742232690
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports.
Label
Transit of Venus : 1631 to the present, by Nick Lomb
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-221) and index
Control code
000046923962
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
228 p.
Isbn
9781742232690
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., facsims., maps, ports.

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