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The Transit of Venus: The Quest to Find the True Distance of the Sun Paperback – 14 Dec 2001


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... a most engaging narrative ... [I] was so absorbed as to be unable to put it down -- Popular Astronomy (October-December 2002)

... a well-written history. Recommended to anyone with an interest in historical astronomy. -- Astronomy Now (August 2002)

... an excellent book, providing an interesting perspective on one aspect of astronomical endeavour through the centuries. I would heartily recommend it -- Federation of Astronomical Societies Newsletter (Spring 2002)

David Sellers has produced a thoroughly engaging and well illustrated tale of the hunt for the accurate AU -- New Scientist (19 January 2002)

has great appeal ... research into many primary historical sources and such credentials lift the book in sheer quality and interest above other popular accounts -- Journal of the British Astronomical Association (April, 2002)

has great appeal ... such credentials lift the book in sheer quality and interest above other popular accounts -- Journal of the British Astronomical Association (April, 2002)

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Five Stars 22 Jan. 2015
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Excellent summary of astronomy in addition to specific discussion of measuring astronomical unit (scale for the solar system).
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