skip to content
Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses

Author: John Dvorak
Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books Ltd., [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus books editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. An amazing phenomena unique to Earth, they have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity, and the workings of the universe. Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur-- as  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Dvorak
ISBN: 9781681773308 1681773309
OCLC Number: 951925837
Notes: "March 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : New York, 1925 --
The heretic and the Pope --
The invisible planets of Rahu and Ketu --
Saros and the substitute king --
Measuring the world --
The waste of yin --
A request to the curious --
The annulus at Inch Bonney --
A simple truth of nature --
Eclipse chasers --
Keys and kettledrums --
The crucifixion and the Concorde --
Einstein's error --
The glorious corona --
Epilogue : Illinois, 2017 --
Appendix : an eclipse primer.
Responsibility: John Dvorak.

Abstract:

Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. An amazing phenomena unique to Earth, they have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity, and the workings of the universe. Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur-- as well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

All user tags (1)

View most popular tags as: tag list | tag cloud

  • ASTR  (by 1 person)
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/951925837> # Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
    library:oclcnum "951925837" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/total_solar_eclipses> ; # Total solar eclipses
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/solar_eclipses> ; # Solar eclipses
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_astronomy> ; # SCIENCE--Astronomy
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/523.7809/e23/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_space_science> ; # SCIENCE--Space Science
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/solar_eclipses_history> ; # Solar eclipses--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/saros_cycle> ; # Saros cycle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_cosmology> ; # SCIENCE--Cosmology
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/sonnenfinsternis> ; # Sonnenfinsternis
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/eclipses_de_soleil_histoire> ; # Éclipses de soleil--Histoire
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_history> ; # SCIENCE--History
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/total_solar_eclipses_history> ; # Total solar eclipses--History
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Person/dvorak_john_john_j> ; # John J. Dvorak
    schema:bookEdition "First Pegasus books edition." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:copyrightYear "2017" ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description "Prologue : New York, 1925 -- The heretic and the Pope -- The invisible planets of Rahu and Ketu -- Saros and the substitute king -- Measuring the world -- The waste of yin -- A request to the curious -- The annulus at Inch Bonney -- A simple truth of nature -- Eclipse chasers -- Keys and kettledrums -- The crucifixion and the Concorde -- Einstein's error -- The glorious corona -- Epilogue : Illinois, 2017 -- Appendix : an eclipse primer."@en ;
    schema:description "Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. An amazing phenomena unique to Earth, they have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity, and the workings of the universe. Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur-- as well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4092191395> ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:genre "Nonfiction"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses"@en ;
    schema:productID "951925837" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781681773308> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB756142> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/951925837> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Person/dvorak_john_john_j> # John J. Dvorak
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Dvorak" ;
    schema:givenName "John J." ;
    schema:givenName "John" ;
    schema:name "John J. Dvorak" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/eclipses_de_soleil_histoire> # Éclipses de soleil--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Éclipses de soleil--Histoire"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_astronomy> # SCIENCE--Astronomy
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Astronomy"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_cosmology> # SCIENCE--Cosmology
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Cosmology"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/science_space_science> # SCIENCE--Space Science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "SCIENCE--Space Science"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/solar_eclipses_history> # Solar eclipses--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Solar eclipses--History"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/total_solar_eclipses> # Total solar eclipses
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Total solar eclipses"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4092191395#Topic/total_solar_eclipses_history> # Total solar eclipses--History
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Total solar eclipses--History"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781681773308>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "1681773309" ;
    schema:isbn "9781681773308" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.