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Totality : eclipses of the sun ; updated with guides to total eclipses from 2009 through 2017

Author: Mark Littmann; Ken Willcox; Fred Espenak
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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'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. The book explains how to observe eclipses, how to photograph them, why they occur, their history and mythology, and when and where to see future eclipses.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Littmann; Ken Willcox; Fred Espenak
ISBN: 9780199532094 9780199565528 019956552X 0199532095
OCLC Number: 643619756
Notes: Previous edition: 1999.
Description: 343 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Experience of Totality ; 2. The Great Celestial Cover-Up ; 3. A Quest to Understand ; 4. Eclipses in Mythology ; 5. Strange Behavior of Man and Beast ; 6. Anatomy of the Sun ; 7. The First Eclipse Expeditions ; 8. The Eclipse that Made Einstein Famous ; 9. Modern Scientific Uses for Eclipses ; 10. Observing a Total Eclipse ; 11. Observing Safely ; 12. Eclipse Photography ; 13. Shadow, Camera, Action - Capturing an Eclipse on Video ; 14. Getting the Most From Your Eclipse Photos ; 15. The Eclipse of August 1, 2008 ; 16. The Eclipse of July 22, 2009 ; 17. The Pedigree of an Eclipse ; 18. The Eclipse of July 11, 2010 ; 19. The Eclipse of August 21, 2017 ; 20. Coming Attractions, 2008-2030 ; Appendices
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