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Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon / Frank Close.

Close, F. E., (author.).

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  • 11 of 14 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780198795490
  • ISBN: 0198795491
  • Physical Description: xii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First ediiton.
  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dark amid the blaze of noon -- Peterborough 30 June 1954 -- Waiting for Godot -- Preparation -- Cornwall: 11 August 1999 -- June 21st is midwinter's day -- 'Who's arranged this eclipse?' -- Earthshine in the Sahara: Libya 2006 -- The most remote eclipses -- Atlantic adventure -- Back to the future -- Everything under the sun is in tune.
Summary, etc.: On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon. The book explains why eclipses happen, reveals their role in history, literature and myth, and introduces us to eclipse chasers, who travel with ecstatic fervor to some of the most inaccessible places on the globe. The book also includes the author's quest to solve a 3000-year-old mystery: how did the moon move backward during a total solar eclipse, as claimed in the Book of Joshua? Eclipse is also the story of how a teacher inspired the author, aged eight, to pursue a career in science and a love affair with eclipses that has taken him to a war zone in the Western Sahara, the South Pacific, and the African bush. The tale comes full circle with another eight-year old boy - the author's grandson - at the 2017 great American eclipse. Readers of all ages will be drawn to this inspirational chronicle of the mesmerizing experience of total solar eclipse.
Subject: Total solar eclipses.
Solar eclipses.
SCIENCE / Astronomy.
SCIENCE / Cosmology.
SCIENCE / History.

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