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Totality : the great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024

Author: Mark Littmann; Fred Espenak
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A complete guide to solar eclipses for the general public with detailed coverage of the 2017 and 2024 total eclipses over the U.S. Well timed for the August 2017 eclipse over North America, it shows how, when, and where to see the coming total solar eclipses, how to photograph and video record them, and how to do so safely.--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Littmann; Fred Espenak
ISBN: 9780198795698 0198795696
OCLC Number: 958481088
Description: xiii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The experience of totality --
2. The great celestial cover-up --
3. Ancient efforts to understand --
4. Eclipses in mythology --
5. The strange behavior of man and beast --
long ago --
6. The Sun at work --
7. The first eclipse chasers --
8. The eclipse that made Einstein famous --
9. Observing a total eclipse --
10. Eye safety during solar eclipses --
11. The strange behavior of man and beast-modern times --
12. Eclipse photography --
13. The all-American eclipse of 2017 --
14. The weather outlook --
15. When is the next one? Total eclipses: 2018-2023 --
16. Coming back to America: the total eclipse of 2024 --
17. Epilogue: Eclipses --
cosmic perspective, human perspective.
Other Titles: Great American eclipses of 2017 and 2024
Responsibility: Mark Littmann and Fred Espenak.

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A complete guide to solar eclipses for the general public with detailed coverage of the 2017 and 2024 total eclipses over the U.S. Well timed for the August 2017 eclipse over North America, it shows  Read more...
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The most thorough on the practicalities of viewing an eclipse... It's a great reference book. * Stuart Clark, New Scientist * Plenty of professional expertise in its overall contents. * Owen Read more...

 
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