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The Resource Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close

Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close

Label
Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon
Title
Eclipse
Title remainder
journeys to the dark side of the moon
Statement of responsibility
Frank Close
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon. The book explains why eclipses happen, reveals their role in history, literature and myth, and introduces us to eclipse chasers, who travel with ecstatic fervor to some of the most inaccessible places on the globe. The book also includes the author's quest to solve a 3000-year-old mystery: how did the moon move backward during a total solar eclipse, as claimed in the Book of Joshua? Eclipse is also the story of how a teacher inspired the author, aged eight, to pursue a career in science and a love affair with eclipses that has taken him to a war zone in the Western Sahara, the South Pacific, and the African bush. The tale comes full circle with another eight-year old boy - the author's grandson - at the 2017 great American eclipse. Readers of all ages will be drawn to this inspirational chronicle of the mesmerizing experience of total solar eclipse
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Close, F. E
Dewey number
523.7/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB541
LC item number
.C56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Total solar eclipses
  • Solar eclipses
  • SCIENCE / Astronomy
  • SCIENCE / Cosmology
  • SCIENCE / History
  • Solar eclipses
  • Total solar eclipses
Label
Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark amid the blaze of noon -- Peterborough 30 June 1954 -- Waiting for Godot -- Cornwall: 11 August 1999 -- June 21st is midwinter's day -- 'Who's arranged this eclipse?' -- Earthshine in the Sahara: Libya 2006 -- The most remote eclipses -- Atlantic adventure -- Back to the future -- Everything under the sun is in tune
Control code
ocn959275594
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First ediiton.
Extent
xii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198795490
Lccn
2016946808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959275594
  • (Sirsi) a1980407
Label
Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dark amid the blaze of noon -- Peterborough 30 June 1954 -- Waiting for Godot -- Cornwall: 11 August 1999 -- June 21st is midwinter's day -- 'Who's arranged this eclipse?' -- Earthshine in the Sahara: Libya 2006 -- The most remote eclipses -- Atlantic adventure -- Back to the future -- Everything under the sun is in tune
Control code
ocn959275594
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First ediiton.
Extent
xii, 219 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780198795490
Lccn
2016946808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959275594
  • (Sirsi) a1980407

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