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The Resource In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses, Anthony Aveni

In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses, Anthony Aveni

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In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses
Title
In the shadow of the moon
Title remainder
the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Aveni
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display Since the first humans looked up and saw the sun swallowed by darkness, our species has been captivated by solar eclipses. Astronomer and anthropologist Anthony Aveni explains the history and culture surrounding solar eclipses, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Babylonian creation myths, to a confirmation of Einstein's theory of general relativity, to a spectacle that left New Yorkers in the moon's shadow, to future eclipses that will capture human imaginations. In one accessible and engaging read, Aveni explains the science behind the phenomenon, tracks eclipses across the ancient world, and examines the roles of solar eclipses in modern times to reveal the profound effects these cosmic events have had on human history. Colored by his own experiences-Aveni has witnessed eight total solar eclipses in his lifetime-his account of astronomy's most storied phenomenon will enthrall anyone who has looked up at the sky with wonder
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation location within source
February 06, 2017
Citation source
Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aveni, Anthony F
Dewey number
523.7/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB541
LC item number
.A84 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar eclipses
  • Total solar eclipses
  • Astronomy
Label
In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses, Anthony Aveni
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016953812
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780300223194
Lccn
2016953812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300223194
  • (OCoLC)959803983
Label
In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses, Anthony Aveni
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2016953812
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780300223194
Lccn
2016953812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780300223194
  • (OCoLC)959803983

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