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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, Anthony Aveni
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index
Illustrations
mapsillustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
In the shadow of the moon
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
959033300
Responsibility statement
Anthony Aveni
Sub title
the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses
Summary
In anticipation of the solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display.--, Source other than the Library of Congress
Table Of Contents
An introduction to solar eclipses. Colossal celestial spectacles -- Watching people watching eclipses -- What you see and why you see it -- Eclipses in the ancient world. Eclipse 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 in Islam and Europe -- The New England eclipse of 1806 -- Expedition to Pike's Peak, 1878 -- New York's Central Park, 1925 -- Lessons from eclipses. The eclipse as cartographer and timekeeper -- Zoologists chasing shadows -- Personal eclipses. Eclipses in culture -- Afterword : a confession -- Appendix : a brief chronology of solar eclipses
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