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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets (MP3 CD)

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Mark your calendars: On August 21st, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in America for the first time in 40 years. Over time, eclipses have been interpreted in dramatically different ways across the globe, and this book serves as a tour of that fascinating history. What better way to wait out the year?                                          

— Kat

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On August 21, 2017, more than 10 million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost 40 years. 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.

Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781536661477
ISBN-10: 1536661473
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: January 17th, 2017
Language: English
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