In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses (Hardback)
  • In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses (Hardback)
zoom

In the Shadow of the Moon: The Science, Magic, and Mystery of Solar Eclipses (Hardback)

(author)
£20.00
Hardback 328 Pages / Published: 02/06/2017
  • In stock online
  • Free UK delivery

Usually despatched within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
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.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300223194
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 29 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Cassini-Huygens Visit to Saturn
Added to basket
The Planets
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Wonders of the Solar System
Added to basket
Saturn
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback
How to Build a Habitable Planet
Added to basket
This is Mars
Added to basket
£65.00
Hardback
Seeing Like a Rover
Added to basket
Mapping Mars
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Selected Writings
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Cosmology: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Planets: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
The Transit of Venus
Added to basket
Asteroids
Added to basket
£23.00
Hardback
Mission to Mars
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Solar System
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.