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Eclipse : the celestial phenomenon that changed the course of history

Author: Duncan Steel
Publisher: Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ever since the dawn of time, eclipses have been percieved as peculiarly portentous events. These once-in-a-lifetime happenings hold a powerful fascination for us all. Steel's book explains much about  Read more...

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Steel, Duncan, 1955-
Eclipse.
Washington, DC : Joseph Henry Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001039904
(OCoLC)47996571
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Duncan Steel
ISBN: 0309512263 9780309512268 030907438X 9780309074384
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 52859267
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 474 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Preface --
From the depths of time : the earliest recorded eclipses --
Heavenly cycles --
Making predictions --
Warp in space --
Turbulent sun --
Ancient eclipses and the length of the day --
Eclipses and the size of the sun --
American eclipses of 1780 and 1806 --
Rocky Mountain eclipse of 1878 --
Great New York City winter eclipse --
Nantucket, the astronomically blessed --
Eclipses of the third kind --
And a fourth --
Stepping beyond the solar system --
Eclipse chaser's guide --
Eclipse whodunit.
Other Titles: Eclipse
Responsibility: Duncan Steel ; foreword by Paul Davies.
Local System Bib Number:
168457
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