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History of early Astronomy. Tells the adventurous story of pioneer scientists who tried to observe and record the transits of venus. From the observations, the Earth-Sun distance to be calculated according to the method suggested by Edmund Halley. Generations of Astronomers worked single mindedly to make the most important breakthrough of early Astronomy.
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Andrea Wulf (born 1972 in New Delhi, India) is a historian and writer, lives in Britain, and has written books, newspaper articles and book reviews.
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