Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets

by Tyler Nordgren

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465060924
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/13/2016
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 750,906
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tyler Nordgren is an astronomer and Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Redlands. He earned a PhD in astronomy from Cornell University and has worked as an astronomer at both the U.S. Naval Observatory and Lowell Observatory. In 2004, NASA's Spirit and Opportunity rovers landed on Mars carrying sundials, or "Marsdials," which he helped design as part of a team of seven other scientists and artists. Since 2007, Nordgren has worked closely with the U.S. National Park Service, traveling the country giving public talks, promoting his books, and helping train rangers to provide astronomy outreach in the parks. He lives in Claremont, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

Introduction: From Omen to Awe 1

Chapter 1 A Day with Two Dawns and Midnight at Noon 7

Chapter 2 Two Worlds One Sun 29

Chapter 3 Shadows Across a Sea of Stars 57

Chapter 4 As Below, So Above 85

Chapter 5 The Eclipse That Changed the World 111

Chapter 6 Saros Siblings 143

Chapter 7 The Great American Eclipse and Beyond 171

Chapter 8 The Last Total Eclipse 191

Acknowledgments 209

Solar Eclipse Resources 211

Notes 213

Index 227

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