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

Aveni, Anthony F., (author.).
Book Book ([2017])
Description: xi, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]
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  • ISBN: 9780300223194
  • ISBN: 0300223196
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index.
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 -- A confession -- Appendix. A brief chronology 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.
Citation: Aveni, Anthony F. "In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses." New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.

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