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The transit of Venus enterprise in Victorian Britain

Author: Jessica Ratcliff
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008.
Series: Science and culture in nineteenth-century Britain, no. 3.
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In the second half of the nineteenth century, the British Government spent a vast amount of money measuring the distance between the earth and the sun using observations of the transit of Venus. Hundreds of expeditions were organized by countries across the globe to collect data on the transits of 1874 and 1882, using the most up-to-date astronomical instruments and new photographic methods. Ratcliff presents a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ratcliff, Jessica, 1974-
Transit of Venus enterprise in Victorian Britain.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2008
(OCoLC)171560473
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Ratcliff
ISBN: 9781851965564 1851965564
OCLC Number: 191804978
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume).
Contents: Contents; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations and Tables; Introduction; 1 The Precedent; 2 Big Science in Britain c. 1815-70; 3 Noble Science, Noble Nation; 4 Inside Greenwich; 5 The Expeditions; 6 The Outcome; Conclusion; Epilogue; Notes; Works Cited; Index.
Series Title: Science and culture in nineteenth-century Britain, no. 3.
Responsibility: by Jessica Ratcliff.

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In 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  Read more...

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