Bibliographic Details

Totality : eclipses of the sun / Mark Littmann, Fred Espenak, Ken Willcox.

Author / Creator Littmann, Mark, 1939-
Edition 3rd ed.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 341 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Language English
Subject Solar eclipses.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Solar eclipses.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11187281
Other authors / contributors Espenak, Fred.
Willcox, Ken, 1943-
ISBN 9780191559709
0191559709
0199532095
9780199532094
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-333) and index.
Print version record.
Summary A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun 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. - ;A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun 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: Eclipses of the Sun is the best guide and reference book on solar eclipses ever written. It expla.
Other form Print version: Littmann, Mark, 1939- Totality. 3rd ed. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008 0199532095 9780199532094
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. The Experience of Totality
  • 2. The Great Celestial Cover-Up
  • 3. A Quest to Understand
  • 4. Eclipses in Mythology
  • 5. The Strange Behavior of Man and Beast
  • 6. Anatomy of the Sun
  • 7. The First Eclipse Expeditions
  • 8. The Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous
  • 9. Modern Scientific Uses for Eclipses
  • 10. Observing a Total Eclipse
  • 11. Observing Safely
  • 12. Eclipse Photography
  • 13. Shadow, Camera, Action!-Capturing an Eclipse on Video
  • 14. Getting the Most From Your Eclipse Photos
  • 15. The Eclipse of August 1, 2008
  • 16. The Eclipse of July 22, 2009
  • 17. The Pedigree of an Eclipse
  • 18. The Eclipse of July 11, 2010
  • 19. The All-American Eclipse of 2017
  • 20. Coming Attractions
  • Epilogue: Eclipses-Cosmic Perspective, Human Perspective
  • Appendix A. Total, Annular, and Hybrid Eclipses: 2008-2060
  • Appendix B. Recent Total, Annular, and Hybrid Eclipses: 1970-2008
  • Appendix C. Chronology of Discoveries about the Sun
  • Appendix D. NASA Solar Eclipse Bulletins
  • Glossary
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index