Totality: Eclipses of the Sun

Totality: Eclipses of the Sun

by Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak, Ken Willcox
     
 

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A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. - ;A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses… See more details below

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A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. - ;A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see - and feel - why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun is the best guide and reference book on solar eclipses ever written. It explains: how to observe them; how to photograph and videotape them; why they occur; their history and mythology; and future eclipses - when and where to see them Totality also tells the remarkable story of how eclipses shocked scientists, revealed the workings of the Sun, and made Einstein famous. And the book shares the experiences and advice of many veteran eclipse observers. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun is profusely illustrated with stunning photographs (many in color) and more than a hundred maps and diagrams. It can be read by lay people and astronomers with ease and enjoyment. -

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Editorial Reviews

Sky and Telescope
With the second edition of their guide to eclipses, Littmann and the late Willcox teamed up with Espenak, arguable the best-known name in eclipse prediction....The text remains a rich resource of eclipse history and observing advice. The appendixes have been greatly expanded to include equipment suppliers as well as software and Internet resources.
Booknews
Describes for both casual and veteran observers the nature of the sun and eclipse phenomena, future eclipses through the year 2052, and scientific lessons learned from solar eclipses. The final chapter is devoted to the 11 July 1991 total eclipse. Includes many color and b&w photographs, diagrams, and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"The updated third edition of this already well-established reference and guide for total eclipse enthusiasts explores the history and mythology of the phenomenon, the science and scientists involved in the study of solar eclipses, how to photograph and videotape them, and when and where to see the next ones."—SciTech Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780191579943
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
07/01/2008
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Barnes & Noble
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NOOK Book
File size:
16 MB
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