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Author Nordgren, Tyler E. (Tyler Eugene), 1969- author.

Title Sun moon Earth : the history of solar eclipses from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets / Tyler Nordgren.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, [2016]
©2016

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    523.7809 NOR    Available
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Description xiii, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A Day with Two Dawns and Midnight at Noon -- Two Worlds One Sun -- Shadows Across a Sea of Stars -- As Below, So Above -- The Eclipse That Changed the World -- Saros Siblings -- The Great American Eclipse and Beyond -- The Last Total Eclipse.
Summary "On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike,"--Amazon.com.
Subject Solar eclipses.
Added Title History of solar eclipses from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets
ISBN 9780465060924 (hardcover)
0465060927 (hardcover)

 
    
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