Total Addiction: The Life of an Eclipse Chaser

Total Addiction: The Life of an Eclipse Chaser

by Kate Russo


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Total Addiction: The Life of an Eclipse Chaser by Kate Russo

Seeing a total solar eclipse is often described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.However, for many who have experienced totality, once-in-a-lifetime is simply not enough.They want more, and are willing to go to great lengths often at great expense to repeat the experience.What is it like to experience totality?What is it about the experience that motivates these eclipse chasers?Is there an eclipse chaser personality? Can eclipse chasing actually be described as an addiction?This book describes the people who dedicate their lives to chasing their dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642304804
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 08/01/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 193
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kate Russois a seasoned eclipse chaser, having experienced nine eclipses in some of the most fascinating and far-flung locations on Earth. Shehas been hooked ever sinceher first total eclipse in 1999. Professionally, Katehas worked as aClinical Psychologist in the UK for the last 14 years. She supports a doctoral-level training programme for clinical psychologists, as well as running a private consultancy practice. In her clinical work and research, she specialises in helping children and adults find meaning in their lives despite living with chronic and life-limiting medical conditions. Kate is a native Australian, but when not standing in the shadow of the Moon, shecan generally befound in her adopted homeof Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Table of Contents

Eclipse-Chasing: Context and Background.- The Total Eclipse.- Interviews with Eclipse Chasers.- Making Sense of Eclipse Chaser'sExperiences.- Future Eclipses and Eclipse Chasing Information.

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