The Day the World Discovered the Sun
An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of VenuseBook - 2012
In this fast-paced narrative, Mark Anderson reveals the stories of three Venus Transit voyages--to the heart of the Arctic, the New World, and the Pacificthat risked every mortal peril of a candlelit age. With time running out, each expedition struggles to reach its destinationa quest that races to an unforgettable climax on a momentous summer day when the universe suddenly became much larger than anyone had dared to imagine.
The Day the World Discovered the Sun tells an epic story of the enduring human desire to understand our place in the universe.