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The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain

History


by
Jessica Ratcliff

Book Details

Format: EPUB

File size: 2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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 Victorian transit programmes. It draws out their cultural significance and explores the nature of ‘big science’ in late-Victorian Britain.