Totality

Totality : Eclipses of the Sun

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On July 11th, 1991, a total eclipse was visible from Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, and South America. More than 30,000 people travelled from the United States alone to witness this event. To mark this occasion, the University of Hawaii Press published Mark Littman and Ken Wilcox's first edition of "Totality: Eclipses of the Sun", a treatment of these phenomena that served as a useful resource for eclipse watchers. Now Oxford University Press is pleased to be publishing a new edition of "Totality" that has been updated to include information on the August 1999 eclipse over parts of Europe, Turkey, and Africa, as well as information on other major eclipses of the forthcoming decade. Including the basics of how and where to view an eclipse, and how to view it safely, this book also presents the history, mythology, solar science, and astrodynamics of eclipses. This new edition also adds Fred Espenak, noted eclipse photographer and Astrophysicist at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, to the team of authors, and integrates many of his colour photographs into this exploration of eclipses.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 156.5 x 235 x 19.3mm | 462.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 14 colour and 70 halftone illustrations
  • 0195131797
  • 9780195131796

About Mark Littmann

Mark Littmann is a Professor of Science Writing and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. Ken Wilcox is a Research Chemist at Phillips Petroleum Co., and an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bartlesville Wesleyan College. Fred Espenak is an Astrophysicist at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.show more

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