Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024

Hardcover | February 5, 2017

byMark Littmann, Fred Espenak

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Totality: The Great American Eclipses is a complete guide to the most stunning of celestial sights, total eclipses of the Sun. It focuses on the eclipses of August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 that pass across the United States. The U.S. mainland has not experienced a total solar eclipse since1979. This book provides information, photographs, and illustrations to help the public understand and safely enjoy all aspects of these eclipses including:* How to observe a total eclipse of the Sun* How to photograph and video record an eclipse* Why solar eclipses happen* The earliest attempts to understand and predict eclipses* The mythology and folklore of eclipses* The response of animals to total solar eclipses* The response of man to total eclipses through time* How scientists used total eclipses to understand how the Sun works* How astronomers used a total solar eclipse in 1919 to confirm Einstein's general theory of relativity* Weather prospects for the 2017 eclipse* Detailed maps of the path of totality for the 2017 eclipse and the eclipses of 2018 through 2024* Precise local times for the eclipses of 2017 and 2024 (the next total solar eclipse to visit the U.S.)* Color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and charts to illustrate and explain total solar eclipses * Global maps of total solar eclipses from 2017 to 2045 and lists of total and annual solar eclipses from 1970 through 2070

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Totality: The Great American Eclipses is a complete guide to the most stunning of celestial sights, total eclipses of the Sun. It focuses on the eclipses of August 21, 2017 and April 8, 2024 that pass across the United States. The U.S. mainland has not experienced a total solar eclipse since1979. This book provides information, photogr...

Mark Littmann has written several popular books about astronomy. Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System won the Science Writing Award of the American Institute of Physics. Planet Halley: Once in a Lifetime (Donald K Yeomans, co-author) won the Elliott Montroll Special Award of the New York Academy of Sciences. Reviewers des...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:February 5, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. The Experience of Totality2. The Great Celestial Cover-Up3. Ancient Efforts to Understand4. Eclipses in Mythology5. The Strange Behavior of Man and Beast - Long Ago6. The Sun at Work7. The First Eclipse Chasers8. The Eclipse that Made Einstein Famous9. Observing a Total Eclipse10. Eye Safety During Solar Eclipses11. The Strange Behavior of Man and Beast - Modern Times12. Eclipse Photography13. The All-American Eclipse of 201714. The Weather Outlook15. When Is the Next One? Total Eclipses: 2018-202316. Coming Back to America: The Eclipse of 202417. EpilogueApp A: Maps for Every Solar Eclipse 2017-2045App B: Total, Annular, and Hybrid Eclipses: 2017-2060App C: Recent Total, Annular, and Hybrid Eclipses: 1970-2016App D: Total Eclipses in the United States: 1492 to 2100

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"This is the book! Everything you ever watned 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