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Empire and the Sun

Victorian Solar Eclipse Expeditions (Writing Science)

by Alex Pang

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Stanford University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods,
  • British & Irish history: c 1700 to c 1900,
  • History of science,
  • The Sun,
  • c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Science,
  • Great Britain,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • Astronomy - Solar System,
  • Science / History,
  • Astronomy - General,
  • 19th century,
  • History,
  • Observations,
  • Scientific expeditions,
  • Solar eclipses

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9594276M
    ISBN 100804739250
    ISBN 109780804739252


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