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Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets
Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets | Tyler E Nordgren
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On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty 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. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike."
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Schnoebs
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Went to the half priced books clearance sale. With my book ban, I was able to read enough to buy 2 books. Ended up going over by 3 but I feel like I controlled myself 😂

#bookban #donuts #eclipse #fatland #pirates #peregrine #bookhaul #halfpricedbooks #controlmaybe #mpls #twincities

kstadt929 Love the cover of the solar eclipse book 😍 1y
Schnoebs @kstadt929 what‘s super interesting is that when you take the dust jacket off, it‘s this awesome yellow! 1y
allureofbeauty Nice find on Miss Peregrine 💖 1y
Schnoebs @allureofbeauty it‘s in pristine condition. I was shocked! The pages are so white it‘s like it was wrapped in plastic or something tho enter time (edited) 1y
allureofbeauty That‘s awesome. I saw some movies that had never been opened too which was awesome. 1y
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everlocalwest
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Pickpick

Super delayed post! This was my read during the road trip with my dad to see the eclipse. A little bit eclipse story telling, a little bit science, and a perfect read for the occasion. I picked up another eclipse book pubbed this year, but my hype may have died down now...hopefully it won't linger on my TBR for seven years. *Yes those are welding goggles and yes they are safe for solar viewing.

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DoubleLane
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I couldnt finish reading this? The author has a really strong voice but I feel rather as if he spent the first half of the book mocking the people who believe that an eclipse holds religious power. He also seemed to laugh at ancient civilizations who feared eclipse's. Maybe Im just being overly sensitive but as a woman of color who was named Eyklipse Rain this book lacks the most important thing about the solar system WONDER

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WordWaller
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This road trip is so long I've already skimmed this whole thing! There was NOT much about doom and gloom and the myths and legends I wanted to read about the eclipses of ancient days, but I did learn a lot of science and about eclipse tourism! Maybe I'll become an eclipse tourist haha. We're about an hour away from Lincoln and stuck in traffic now, but at least the excitement is REAL Y'ALL 🌕🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕 #eclipse

vivastory It's completely overcast here. Can't see the sun at all & I'm in the path of total eclipse. 2y
TheWordJar Hope you get a great view!! We were supposed to see 80% coverage, but ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️ 2y
LitLogophile I'm in Kentucky (very close to totality), so I'm just going to go outside! I have to check out this beautiful book in the future, though. 2y
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kaylaraeintheway
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Pickpick

My 3rd read of 2017, and the first book completed for the #AtoZchallenge 🙌🏻
A truly amazing and beautiful book about the wonder, mystery, and majesty of solar eclipses. Highly recommended! Brush up on your science before the solar eclipse in August!

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skrishna
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This dedication is everything.

(1979 was the last total solar eclipse viewable from the U.S. The next one is in 2017)

Suzze Great dedication! There must have been one in the early 60's, I can still remember standing in front of my house as a kid and the weird feeling as it got dark outside. 3y
OutlandishLit Awww. So excited to read this book! 3y
Titania Wonderful dedication! My town is in the path of the 2017 eclipse. It's going to be a mad house!! Can't wait! 3y
kbuggle Amazing dedication 3y
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