In THE DAY THE WORLD DISCOVERED THE SUN, journalist Mark Anderson spins a thrilling and extraordinary tale of the hopes, obsessions, accomplishments, and failures of the scientists across the globe who measured Venus's transit. The book compiles their fascinating adventures as they traveled to Siberia, Mexico, Tahiti, and more in a race to unlock the mysteries of the universe and win themselves the glory of their nations.
THE DAY THE WORLD DISCOVERED THE SUN will publish in early May, just ahead of Venus's June transit, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek of what to look forward to this summer! The book has already received a glowing review below, and the cover (also below) is phenomenal. To learn more about the book, follow it on Facebook here and/or Tumblr here.
"THE DAY THE WORLD DISCOVERED THE SUN begins with a little dot--which we discover is the planet Venus. But the dot signifies one of the most important events in the history of science--and it grows into a big, powerful story with colorful and obsessed characters and exotic vivid locales that fascinates and informs the reader from beginning to end." --Lee Gutkind, author of IN FACT
Da Capo Press, May 2012