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Author Close, F. E., author.

Title Eclipses : what everyone needs to know / Frank Close.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  523.78 CLO    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 187 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
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Series What everyone needs to know
What everyone needs to know.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Eclipse facts and fictions -- Celestial dyanamics: what, why and how -- Eclipses and science -- Eclipse in history and myth -- Eclipses in literature and art -- The total experience -- Eclipse watching -- Eclipse tourism.
Summary "Helps explain the profound differences between a 99.99% partial eclipse and true totality, and inform readers how to experience this most beautiful natural phenomenon successfully. It covers eclipses of sun, moon, and other astronomical objects, and their applications in science, as well as their role in history, literature, and myth. It describes the phenomena to expect at a solar eclipse and the best ways to record them--by camera, video, or by simple handmade experiments. The book covers the timetable of upcoming eclipses, where the best locations will be to see them, and the opportunities for using them as vehicles for inspiration and education. "--Back cover.
Subject Solar eclipses.
Total solar eclipses.
ISBN 9780190902469 paperback $16.95
0190902469 paperback $16.95
0190902477 hardcover
9780190902476 hardcover

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