In this unique and fascinating history of science, acclaimed popular science writer Sheehan and award-winning geographer Westfall take readers back through the centuries to chronicle the intrepid explorations of scientists and adventurers who studied the transits of Venus in the quest for scientific understanding. Maps & tables.
In this unique and fascinating history of science, acclaimed popular science writer William Sheehan - who was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for Science Writing - and award-winning geographer John Westfall take us back through the centuries to chronicle the intrepid explorations of scientists and adventurers who studied the transits of Venus in the quest for scientific understanding.
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William Sheehan (Willmar, MN) is the author of the widely acclaimed The Planet Mars and Worlds in the Sky, and coauthor (with Stephen James O'Meara) of Mars: The Lure of the Red Planet and (with Richard Baum) of In Search of Planet Vulcan. He is a frequent contributor to Astronomy and formerly a contributing editor to Sky & Telescope.
John Westfall (Antioch, CA) is professor of geography at San Francisco State University, the recipient of the Peggy Haas Service Award from the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, and the author of the Atlas of the Lunar Terminator.
The Transits of Venus by William Sheehan
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