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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
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In the shadow of the moon
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the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses
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Anthony Aveni
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Title
In the shadow of the moon
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In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display
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YDX
Dewey number
523
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB541
LC item number
.A84 2017
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non fiction
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adult
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Anthony Aveni
In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses, Anthony Aveni
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Contents
An introduction to solar eclipses. Colossal celestial spectacles ; Watching people watch eclipses ; What you see and why you see it -- Eclipses in the ancient world. Eclipses computer Stonehenge ; Babylonian decryptions ; Greek science ; The Crucifixion darkness ; Ancient Chinese secrecy ; Maya prediction ; Aztec sacrifice -- Eclipses in the modern age. The rebirth of eclipse science is Islam and Europe ; The New England Eclipses of 1806 ; Expedition to Pike's Peak, 1878 ; New York's Central Park, 1925 -- Lessons from eclipses. The eclipses as cartographer and timekeeper ; Zoologists chasing shadow -- Personal eclipses. Eclipses in culture -- A confession -- Appendix. A brief chronology of solar eclipses
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ocn959033300
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22 cm
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Extent
xi, 312 pages
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9780300223194
Lccn
2016953812
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)959033300

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