Books by Andrea Wulf
NPR stories about Andrea Wulf
The rare daytime astronomical event, in which Venus can be seen as a tiny black dot crossing the sun, won't happen again until 2117. Andrea Wulf, author of Chasing Venus, explains how 18th-century astronomers used the event to calculate the distance between the Earth and the sun.
Washington, Jefferson and Adams may have planted the seeds of liberty in America, but a new book says they were also obsessed with nurturing tomatoes, beans and trees in lovingly tended gardens.