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Sun Moon Earth

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With beautiful illustrations and a detailed map, Sun Moon Earth has everything you need to get ready for the next solar eclipse.


On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: a total eclipse of the sun. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.
Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike.


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Publisher: Basic Books

Kindle Book

  • ISBN: 9781541698215
  • Release date: September 13, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9781541698215
  • File size: 3606 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2016

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781541698215
  • File size: 3606 KB
  • Release date: September 13, 2016

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With beautiful illustrations and a detailed map, Sun Moon Earth has everything you need to get ready for the next solar eclipse.


On April 8, 2024, millions of Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: a total eclipse of the sun. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity.
Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Basic Books

    Kindle Book
    ISBN: 9781541698215
    Release date: September 13, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781541698215
    File size: 3606 KB
    Release date: September 13, 2016

    EPUB ebook
    ISBN: 9781541698215
    File size: 3606 KB
    Release date: September 13, 2016

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