Totality: Eclipses of the Sun

Paperback | April 23, 2009

byMark 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.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 themTotality 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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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 wr...

Mark Littmann holds an endowed professorship in science writing at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches both science writing and astronomy. He has written several popular astronomy books, including Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System, which won the Science Writing Award of the American Institute of Physics; and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pagesPublished:April 23, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Experience of Totality2. The Great Celestial Cover-Up3. A Quest to Understand4. Eclipses in Mythology5. Strange Behavior of Man and Beast6. Anatomy of the Sun7. The First Eclipse Expeditions8. The Eclipse that Made Einstein Famous9. Modern Scientific Uses for Eclipses10. Observing a Total Eclipse11. Observing Safely12. Eclipse Photography13. Shadow, Camera, Action - Capturing an Eclipse on Video14. Getting the Most From Your Eclipse Photos15. The Eclipse of July 22, 200916. The Pedigree of an Eclipse17. The Eclipse of July 11, 201018. Total Eclipses from 2012 to 201619. The Eclipse of August 21, 201720. Coming Attractions, 2008-2030Appendices

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"This is the book! Everything you ever wanted to know about eclipses. You can always count on these writers to give you the best." --Jack Horkheimer, writer and host of "StarGazer" on PBS