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The Resource Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses, John Dvorak

Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses, John Dvorak

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Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses
Title
Mask of the sun
Title remainder
the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses
Statement of responsibility
John Dvorak
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. An amazing phenomena unique to Earth, they have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity, and the workings of the universe. Dvorak provides explanations as to how and why eclipses occur-- as well as insight into the forthcoming eclipse of 2017 that will be visible across North America
Summary
An astronomer explores the ways eclipses have shaped the course of human history, from the ancient Chinese who recorded their occurrences on turtle shells and the Mayan “Dresden Codex,” to appearances in literature and historic events, up through modern times
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554818
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
523.7/809
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB541
LC item number
.D846 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the science, history and forgotten lore of eclipses
Label
Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses, John Dvorak
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"March 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : New York, 1925 -- The heretic and the Pope -- The invisible planets of Rahu and Ketu -- Saros and the substitute king -- Measuring the world -- The waste of yin -- A request to the curious -- The annulus at Inch Bonney -- A simple truth of nature -- Eclipse chasers -- Keys and kettledrums -- The crucifixion and the Concorde -- Einstein's error -- The glorious corona -- Epilogue : Illinois, 2017 -- Appendix : an eclipse primer
Control code
20905322
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxvii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99971605276
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925837
  • (OCoLC)951925837
Label
Mask of the sun : the science, history, and forgotten lore of eclipses, John Dvorak
Publication
Copyright
Note
"March 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-264) and 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
Prologue : New York, 1925 -- The heretic and the Pope -- The invisible planets of Rahu and Ketu -- Saros and the substitute king -- Measuring the world -- The waste of yin -- A request to the curious -- The annulus at Inch Bonney -- A simple truth of nature -- Eclipse chasers -- Keys and kettledrums -- The crucifixion and the Concorde -- Einstein's error -- The glorious corona -- Epilogue : Illinois, 2017 -- Appendix : an eclipse primer
Control code
20905322
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xxvii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681773308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99971605276
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951925837
  • (OCoLC)951925837

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