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Totality : eclipses of sun

Author: Mark Littmann; Ken Willcox; Fred Espenak
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Littmann, Mark, 1939-
Totality.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)625410295
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Littmann; Ken Willcox; Fred Espenak
ISBN: 9780199565528 019956552X
OCLC Number: 299242468
Notes: This ed. originally published: 2008.
Description: pages cm
Contents: The experience of totality --
The great celestial cover-up --
A quest to understand --
Eclipses in mythology --
The strange behavior of man and beast --
Anatomy of the sun --
The first eclipse expeditions --
The eclipse that made Einstein famous --
Modern scientific uses for eclipses --
Observing a total eclipse --
Observing safely --
Eclipse photography --
Shadow, camera, action!-Capturing an eclipse on video --
Getting the most from your eclipse photos --
The eclipse of July 22, 2009 --
The pedigree of an eclipse --
The eclipse of July 11, 2010 --
Total eclipses from 2012 to 2016 --
The all-American eclipse 2017 --
Coming attractions --
Epilogue: eclipses-cosmic perspective, human perspective --
Appendixes: A. Total, annular, and hybrid eclipses: 2008-2060 --
B. Recent total, annular, and hybrid eclipses: 1970-2008 --
C. Chronology or discoveries about the sun --
D. NASA solar eclipse bulletins.
Responsibility: Mark Littman, Ken Willcox, Fred Espenak.

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