Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian

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In the nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian transit programmes. It draws out their…
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    In the nineteenth century, the British Government spent money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. This book presents a narrative of the two Victorian transit programmes. It draws out their cultural significance and explores the nature of "big science" in late-Victorian Britain.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    Filformat
    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2008
    Forlag
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780822981855
    Sider
    320
    Emne
    British & Irish history, History of science, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Science: general issues, Solar system: the Sun & planets, United Kingdom, Great Britain, c 1800 to c 1900

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