"An engaging and provocative contribution."
"An excellent history of the transit of Venus. . . . This well-researched volume, which includes 25 pages of notes, judicious use of archives, and an excellent bibliography, takes its place in the considerable literature generated by the last transit."
—Journal of the History of Astronomy
"Makes for a fascinating cultural history of a Victorian scientific expedition that yields valuable insights into Victorian scientific practice.”
“Remarkably informed, insightful, and accessible."—Technology and Culture