Chasing Venus
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307700179


Chasing Venus Book Description :

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners chronicles the 18th-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system, explaining the political strife and weather challenges that were overcome to enable an international team of astronomers to work together. 30,000 first printing....

Chasing Venus
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307958617


Chasing Venus Book Description :

The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor—the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system. On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth and the sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system—but only if they could compile data from many different points of the globe, all recorded during the short period of the transit. Overcoming incredible odds and political strife, astronomers from Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Sweden, and the American colonies set up observatories in ...

Chasing Venus
Score: 4.5
From 3 Ratings

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2012-12-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448108022


Chasing Venus Book Description :

On two days in 1761 and 1769 hundreds of astronomers pointed their telescopes towards the skies to observe a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. United by this momentous occasion, scientists from around the globe came together to answer the essential question: how can the universe be measured? In Chasing Venus Andrea Wulf paints a vivid portrait of the rivalries, triumphs and misfortunes that befell these men, along with their passion and determination to succeed. This extraordinary book tells their story and how one single event prompted the first international scientific collaboration....

Chasing Venus

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Diana Dempsey
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1480209864


Chasing Venus Book Description :

Known for page-turning romantic novels that keep you reading late into the night, Diana Dempsey delivers a suspenseful tale about a man and a woman who must shed the past to embrace the future ... Annette Rowell's latest novel is leapfrogging up the bestseller lists, and with every surge in sales she's becoming more of a household name. The literary success she's struggled so hard for would be a dream come true were it not for the killer preying on bestselling authors. Reid Gardner hosts a syndicated crime show dedicated to capturing the most dangerous fugitives. The former LAPD cop knows only too well how violence can shatter lives. No victim arouses his ardor more than the pretty brunette author who's become the target of a psychopath. Yet falling ...

Chasing Venus

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Peg Watts-Cartwright
  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1413718809


Chasing Venus Book Description :

Chasing Venus explores one young girl's experiences running away from a home in turmoil, and toward something she knows is missing inside. It's a story about a mixed-race Native American teen named Kasey Watson. The setting is mid 1970s on Long Island, New York. Being mixed-anything was not socially accepted. Being Native American was not "cool," as it may seem today.Kasey struggles with abuse, alcoholism, drugs, and constant confusion -- then slips into depression. She longs to feel a part of something larger than pain, hopelessness, and anxiety.This is a coming-of-age story -- which incorporates the subcultures of Deadheads, Native Americans, and the music and pop culture of that era. Kasey receives reassurance and companionship from the Morning St...

Chasing Venus

Chasing Venus


  • Author : Nell Lang
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0972242015


Chasing Venus Book Description :

In 2004, Author Nell Lang, through her broad and eclectic book Ancient Messages, has shown us an inner wisdom and intellectual boldness blended with her passion for gnosis - divine knowledge. Her insight and unquenchable thirst to explore every known and unknown crevice for this hidden knowledge, her sense of adventure, focus, imagination, and perseverance are all part of her makeup. Nell has gone beyond her own self-declared borders and has expanded her senses, her intellect and her emotional and spiritual life with her new Novel, Chasing Venus. Chasing Venus is the spontaneous adventures of a young researcher who uncovers an archaic manuscript in an estate that is being torn down. The manuscript is filled with secrets veiled by other secrets of the...

Founding Gardeners
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Founding Gardeners


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307390684


Founding Gardeners Book Description :

The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint....

Chasing Arizona

Chasing Arizona


  • Author : Ken Lamberton
  • Publisher : University of Arizona Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-19
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816528929


Chasing Arizona Book Description :

"The book is a personal account of the author's year spent 'chasing Arizona' by going to as many places as possible in fifty-two weeks to learn about Arizona's history, symbols, food, people, and quirky customs. It is part travelogue, part history book, part essay collection and covers the whole state from border towns to the Four Corners"--Provided by publisher....

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Pantheon Books
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524747374


The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, comes a breathtakingly illustrated and brilliantly evocative recounting of Alexander Von Humboldt's five year expedition in South America. Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientist of his age. His restless life was packed with adventure and discovery, but his most revolutionary idea was a radical vision of nature as a complex and interconnected global force that does not exist for the use of humankind alone. His theories and ideas were profoundly influenced by a five-year exploration of South America. Now Andrea Wulf partners with artist Lillian Melcher to bring this daring expedition to life, complete with excerpts from Humboldt's o...

The Brother Gardeners
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

The Brother Gardeners


  • Author : Andrea Wulf
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446439562


The Brother Gardeners Book Description :

One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captai...