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by Ken Willcox,Fred Espenak,Mark Littmann

eBook Totality: Eclipses of the Sun download ISBN: 0195131789
Author: Ken Willcox,Fred Espenak,Mark Littmann
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (July 29, 1999)
Language: English
Pages: 296
ePub: 1956 kb
Fb2: 1233 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Math Sciences
Subcategory: Astronomy and Space Science

The resulting book, Totality: Eclipses of the Sun, was hailed as the best popular reference on the subject ever .

The resulting book, Totality: Eclipses of the Sun, was hailed as the best popular reference on the subject ever published.

A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see-and feel-why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. Totality once again features the spectacular photography of Fred Espenak, who runs the NASA Eclipse Home Page and is the best-known and respected of all eclipse calculators and information sources.

There is detailed information on how to observe eclipses and how to photograph them.

Mark Littmann holds an endowed professorship in science writing at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches both writing and astronomy. Fred Espenak is the most widely recognized name in solar eclipses. He has written several popular astronomy books, including Planets Beyond: Discovering the Outer Solar System, which won the Science Writing Award of the American Institute of Physics; and Comet Halley: Once in a Lifetime (with Don Yeomans), which won the Elliott Montroll Special Award of the New York Academy of Sciences.

The resulting book, Totality: Eclipses of the Sun .

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A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens

A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. His many stunning color photographs illuminate this unparalleled exploration of eclipses.

Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak, Ken Willcox. The best nonfiction science books and articles demonstrate that accurate science can be presented to the public so that it is understandable, yet as gripping as fine fiction. Courses in science writing as literature. Some of these work. More).

This turbulent outer part of the sun, best studied when the sun is obscured, draws observers across the globe to this day. Totality, like most eclipse guides produced in time for the 1999 eclipse, doesn't seem to know which readers it's addressing. Near the beginning, the reader is abjured not to let all the science bits "stand in the way of your enjoyment of the wild, wacky, and wonderful things people have thought and done about solar eclipses.

Now Oxford University Press is pleased to be publishing a new edition of Totality that has been updated to include current information on the August 1999 eclipse over parts of Europe, Turkey, and Africa, as well as information on other major eclipses of the forthcoming decade. Including the basics of how and where to view an eclipse--and how to view it safely--this book also presents the history, mythology, solar science, and astrodynamics of eclipses. This new edition also adds Fred Espenak, noted eclipse photographer and Astrophysicist at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, to the team of authors, and integrates many of his stunning color photographs into this unparalleled exploration of eclipses.
Comments: (7)
Abuseyourdna
This book is now 15 years old. Some of the material on photography is hopelessly out of date because of the electronics revolution in photography. There is, however, copious material available on proper exposures for SLR cameras with a variety of zoom lenses. The ideas for photography are also quite good and I suspect timeless. The early chapters give an excellent description on the aspects of celestial mechanics which apply to eclipses of the sun (book does not deal with lunar eclipses although they are mentioned in the mechanics chapters). I have not yet finished the book and am still looking forward to the chapter on the life of one of the eclipse cycles. I purchased another book on eclipses a few years ago. I liked that one. I like this one better. I am hoping to see the 2017 eclipse which will be visible across the central United States. I will be reading several more books to prepare.
Ynneig
chocked full of info. Lots of duplication with Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024. But I don't mind.
Gorisar
It really added to my experience of the total Eclipse in 2017!
Flarik
very thorough. Everything you would want to know about eclipses
Mavegar
good book
Doriel
Well written and informative. Very happy with it.
Zymbl
Even if you have other eclipse books at home, TOTALITY provides fresh information about this fascinating phenomenon. This book describes in clear language what makes a total solar eclipse so special. The authors explanation of the science behind eclipses helps to demystify the eclipse, while the chapter devoted to impressions from a group of dedicated eclipse chasers, gives a sense of the magic of a total solar eclipse. There are plenty of drawings and photographs complement the writing, with an excellent set of references in the appendix. Highly recommended, Jerry Levy ....
This is a thorough review of what we know about eclipses of the Sun: how they occur, how they are predicted, and what we have learned about the Sun--and the universe--from them. There is detailed information on how to observe eclipses and how to photograph them. The distinguished authors provide detailed information about all upcoming total eclipses through 2017, for those who may wish to travel to see one. The language is accessible to general readers; you do not need a science degree, or even a science major, to understand this readable book.