Bibliographic Details

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

Author / Creator Aveni, Anthony F., author.
Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
©2017
Description 1 online resource.
Language English
Subject Solar eclipses.
Eclipses.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11049980
ISBN 9780300227574 (electronic bk.)
0300227574 (electronic bk.)
9780300223194
0300223196
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Other form Original 9780300223194 0300223196
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Contact 1. An Introduction to Solar Eclipses
  • 1. Colossal Celestial Spectacles
  • 2. Watching People Watching Eclipses
  • 3. What You See and Why You See It
  • Contact 2. Eclipses in the Ancient World
  • 4. Eclipse Computer Stonehenge
  • 5. Babylonian Decryptions
  • 6. Greek Science
  • 7. The Crucifixion Darkness
  • 8. Ancient Chinese Secrecy
  • 9. Maya Prediction
  • 10. Aztec Sacrifice
  • Totality: Eclipses in the Modern Age
  • 11. The Rebirth of Eclipse Science in Islam and Europe
  • 12. The New England Eclipse of 1806
  • 13. Expedition to Pike's Peak, 1878
  • 14. New York's Central Park, 1925
  • Contact 3. Lessons From Eclipses
  • 15. The Eclipse as Cartographer and Timekeeper
  • 16. Zoologists Chasing Shadows
  • Contact 4. Personal Eclipses
  • 17. Eclipses in Culture
  • Afterword: A Confession
  • Appendix: A Brief Chronology of Solar Eclipses
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index