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The Resource Sun, Moon, Earth : the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets, Tyler Nordgren

Sun, Moon, Earth : the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets, Tyler Nordgren

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Sun, Moon, Earth : the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets
Title
Sun, Moon, Earth
Title remainder
the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets
Statement of responsibility
Tyler Nordgren
Title variation
History of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets
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Author
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Language
eng
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"--
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Amazon.com
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10528334
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DLC
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1969-
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Nordgren, Tyler E.
Dewey number
523.7/809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Solar eclipses
  • Solar eclipses
  • SCIENCE / Natural History
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
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the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets
Label
Sun, Moon, Earth : the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets, Tyler Nordgren
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From omen to awe -- 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
Control code
1649151
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465060924
Lccn
2016013888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465060924
  • (OCoLC)941875560
Label
Sun, Moon, Earth : the history of solar eclipses, from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets, Tyler Nordgren
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From omen to awe -- 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
Control code
1649151
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiii, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465060924
Lccn
2016013888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465060924
  • (OCoLC)941875560

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