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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.


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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