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The transit of Venus : the brief, brilliant life of Jeremiah Horrocks, father of British astronomy

Author: Peter Aughton
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Jeremiah Horrocks; Jeremiah Horrocks
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Aughton
ISBN: 029784721X 9780297847212
OCLC Number: 55872097
Notes: "A Windrush Press book."
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, genealogical tables, color map ; 22 cm
Contents: The royal society --
Toxteth --
Cambridge --
Astronomy before Horrocks --
Horrocks studies the heavens --
Gravitation and mechanics --
Transit of Venus --
The parallax of the sun --
The motion of the moon --
War --
Opera posthuma --
Towards posterity.
Other Titles: Brief, brilliant life of Jeremiah Horrocks
Responsibility: Peter Aughton.

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