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Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

In June 3, 1769, it was predicted that the planet Venus would transit across the face of the sun. This rare event would provide a chance to measure the physical dimensions of the solar system. It ... Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Adam Tierney-eliot - Goodreads

It was OK. The writing was pretty good if a tad overwrought at times. The story is a compelling one. The real problem, though, is that it exists in a competitive arena of popular scientific/adventure ... Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Sam - Goodreads

This was an excellent read! I needed this quick break between volumes of Lincoln: The War Years by Carl Sandburg. Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Laurie Ann - Goodreads

I don't give 5-star reviews lightly but this book made the cut. Drawing heavily on the diaries and available documents of the scientists, the book recounts their adventures as they traveled to remote ... Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Laurie Murphy - Goodreads

I don't give 5-star reviews lightly but this book made the cut. Drawing heavily on the diaries and available documents of the scientists, the book recounts their adventures as they traveled to remote ... Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Anthony Bergen - Goodreads

My review in AND Magazine: http://www.andmagazine.com/content/ph... Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Science For The People - Goodreads

Featured on Science for the People show #218 on June 21, 2013, during an interview with author Mark Anderson. http://www.scienceforthepeople.ca/epi... Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Interesting. Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Murdock Hendrix - Goodreads

An exceptional book about a task to capture scientific information about the transit of Venus. This book really put in context the amount of labor for those in the 1700s to view this phenomena that I took for granted. The view was breathtaking and something I will never forget. Worth the read! Read full review

Review: The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus

User Review  - Ritchie - Goodreads

The Day the World Discovered the Sun covers the historical adventures involved in, and the build-up surrounding, the 1761 and 1769 transits of Venus. It was posited by Edmund Halley that by using ... Read full review


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