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Space Exploration

Total Eclipses

Science, Observations, Myths and Legends

Authors: Guillermier, Pierre, Koutchmy, Serge

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A total eclipse of the Sun is an awe-inspiring sight. By an extraordinary coincidence, the Moon - despite having a diameter 400 times less than that of the Sun - is exactly the right distance from the Earth to just cover the Sun in our sky: a total solar eclipse. At any given point of the Earth, this happens only once every 370 years. A total solar eclipse will take place in August 1999, it will be visible from much of Europe (including the West of England), and brings with it renewed interest in total eclipses, and not only of the Sun. Total Eclipses is more than a detailed scientific study of Solar and Lunar (at a level appropriate for undergraduates), it is also a fascinating survey of the myths and legends associated with eclipses and their observation, throughout history.

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"Gives a wide variety of information on observing eclipses for the novice as well as on the value of eclipses to professionals ... any reader can find information at an interesting and appropriate level and can be sure that he is being guided knowledgeably."
NATURE

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Total Eclipses
Book Subtitle
Science, Observations, Myths and Legends
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-160-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 248
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing, UK
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