Venus is one of the eight planets in the solar system. It is the second planet from the sun and has an orbital period of 224.7 days. Its name comes from the Roman myth of Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, and the Ancient Greeks called Aphrodite, which is also the Goddess of love and beauty in Greek mythology. Therefore, the astronomical symbol of Venus is represented by the dressing mirror of Venus.

Venus is covered in a reflective, opaque cloud of sulfuric acid,which blocks visible light from space. It may have had oceans in the past, but they all evaporated as temperatures rose due to greenhouse effects. On September 15, 2020, scientists detected the presence of phosphine in the planet’s atmosphere, which is a possible sign of extraterrestrial life.

Here are our top picks as the best books on Venus in 2023.

1. Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the Twenty

Venus Star Rising: A New Cosmology for the Twenty
Author: Arielle Guttman 4.8/5.0

This book is an astrological guide to Venus and its relationship with other stars in the sky. It uses its stellar energy to guide and inspire readers. In the book discover your unique talent and special gift to the world by identifying your Venus Star Point, which is a powerful, ground-breaking tool and never before utilized in astrology in this way. Prior knowledge of astrology is not necessary to gain meaningful and life-changing insights from the Venus Star and your personal connection to it. Use the easy table inside to locate your Venus Star Point which just needs your date of birth. What is the Venus Star? Venus is the star of our solar system based on the five-pointed star she traces in the heavens, again and again. Through connecting to this planet star energy, it can recognize its guiding and motivating influence in your life.

2. The Venus Star Point: Getting Straight to the Heart of Your Life With Venus Kindle Edition

 The Venus Star Point: Getting Straight to the Heart of Your Life With Venus
Author:Arielle Guttman 4.7/5.0

This book provides readers with a simple, easy to use tool called The Venus Star Point which identifies personal talents, one’s unique creative expression and answers some essential questions about how we are connected to our most special relationships. This edition eliminates much of the technical detail contained in the print copy so that it is easy for the reader to access the material. Further, you can know how your personal Venus Star Point matches up with the other people in your life. Finally, tracking the cycles of the planet Venus, this volume underscores many of the historical events that correlated with various phases of Venus’s passage through particular regions of the zodiac. The easy-to-use Table of Venus Star dates at the front of the book is a handy tool to have on any portable device or reader, allowing the user to quickly look up someone’s Venus Star Point on the spot. Links are then provided to different signs and sign combinations. The reader will then be able to quickly link to other VSPs with the Celebrity List of VSPs that is furnished with each chapter.

In this book, you will discover new material, based on the position of Venus and the orbiting Star of Venus. This is an entirely different perspective, coming from and based on the planet/goddess that is associated with love, relationship, comfort, harmony, beauty, talent, pleasure, art and music. Indeed, your Venus Star Point identifies your natural talents, how to achieve success in those areas and how to resonate more fully with the planet that brings such harmony into our world.

3. Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens

Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
Author: Andrea Wulf 4.5/5.0

In this book, you will have a better know on Venus. As we all know, Venus is the brightest ‘star’ in the night sky and it The book is about an thrilling adventure story that brings to life the personalities of the astronomers who in the 1700s embarked upon a quest to calculate the size of the solar system, and paints a vivid portrait of the collaborations, rivalries, and volatile international politics that hindered them at every turn.

On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the Earth and the Sun in more than a century. Through that observation, astronomers could calculate the size of the solar system—but only if they could compile data from many different points of the globe, all recorded during the short period of the transit. Overcoming incredible odds and political strife, astronomers from Britain, France, Russia, Germany, Sweden, and the American colonies set up observatories in the remotest corners of the world, only to be thwarted by unpredictable weather and warring armies. Fortunately, transits of Venus occur in pairs; eight years later, they would have another opportunity to succeed.

4. The Scientific Exploration of Venus

The Scientific Exploration of Venus
Author: Fredric W. Taylor 4.4/5.0

In this book, you will have a better know on Venus. As we all know, Venus is the brightest ‘star’ in the night sky and it has been observed since ancient times. Often dubbed Earth’s ‘twin’, it is the planet most similar to the Earth in size, mass and composition. There the similarity ends: Venus is shrouded by a dense carbon dioxide atmosphere, its surface is dominated by thousands of volcanoes and it lacks a protective magnetic field to shield it from energetic solar particles. So why isn’t Venus more like Earth? In this book, a leading researcher of Venus addresses this question by explaining what we know through our investigations of the planet. Venus presents an intriguing case study for planetary astronomers and atmospheric scientists, especially in light of the current challenges of global warming, which supports, and potentially threatens, life on Earth.

This is a comprehensive and well-written account of the science and exploration of Venus. Fred Taylor has been deeply involved in missions to Earth’s sister planet since the 1970s, and his masterful and accessible synthesis of our growing knowledge over the years includes the first full account of the recent groundbreaking Venus Express mission, and concludes with some imaginative speculations about ambitious possibilities for far future exploration. Therefore in this book, scientifically rigorous, yet written in a friendly non-technical style, its broad introduction is suitable for students and astronomy and space enthusiasts.

5. June 8, 2004–Venus in Transit

June 8, 2004–Venus in Transit
Author: Eli Maor 4.3/5.0

Eli Maor tells the intriguing tale of the five Venus transits previously observed and the fantastic efforts made to record them. This is a story of heroes and cowards, of reputations earned and squandered, all told against a backdrop of phenomenal geopolitical and scientific change.

With a novelist’s talent for the details in this book, Maor tells the stories of how Kepler’s misguided theology led him to the laws of planetary motion; of obscure Jeremiah Horrocks, who predicted the 1639 transit only to die, at age 22, a day before he was to discuss the event with the only other human known to have seen it; of the unfortunate Le Gentil, whose decade of labor was rewarded with obscuring clouds, shipwreck, and the plundering of his estate by relatives who prematurely declared him dead; of David Rittenhouse, Father of American Astronomy, who was overcome by the 1769 transit’s onset and failed to record its beginning; and of Maximilian Hell, whose good name long suffered from the perusal of his transit notes by a color-blind critic.

Moving beyond individual fates, Maor chronicles how governments’ participation in the first international scientific effort–the observation of the 1761 transit from seventy stations, yielding a surprisingly accurate calculation of the astronomical unit using Edmund Halley’s posthumous directions–intersected with the Seven Years’ War, British South Seas expansion, and growing American scientific prominence. Throughout, Maor guides readers to the upcoming Venus transits in 2004 and 2012, opportunities to witness a phenomenon seen by no living person and not to be repeated until 2117.

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