"The finest book on eclipses ever written."
----Leif Robinson, Editor-In-Chief, Sky and Telescope Magazine
"This is the book! -Everything you ever wanted to know about eclipses.I know it's going to be one of my favorites.You can always count on these writers to give you the best."
----Jack Horkheimer, Writer/Host, "StarGazer" on PBS-TV
"Totality eclipses all other resources regarding the what, where, when, and how questions on the millennium's last eclipse - and beyond."
----Anthony Aveni, astronomer, authour of Stairways to the Stars
Originally published to commemorate the total eclipse of 1991, Totality - Eclipses of the Sun is a unique treatment of these phenomena that has served as an invaluable resource for eclipse watchers and students of astronomy. Now Oxford University Press is pleased to be publishing anew edition of Totality that has been updated to include currentinformation on the August 1999 eclipse over parts of Europe, Turkey,and Africa, as well as maps and information on every eclipse up through the year 2020.
Including the basics of how and where to view an eclipse--and how toview it safely--this book also presents much of the history, mythology,solar science, and astrodynamics of eclipses. This new edition alsoadds Fred Espenak, noted eclipse photographer and Astrophysicist atNASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, to the team of authors, and integrates many of his stunning color photographs into this unparalleled exploration of eclipses.
An indispensable resource for anyone who plans to observe an eclipse,and a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in astronomy, Totality will be the only reference you need to take you through the first eclipses of the twenty-first century.
Mark Littmann is a Professor of Science Writing and Astronomy at the University of Tennessee. The late Ken Willcox was a Research Chemist at Phillips Petroleum Co., and an Adjunct Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bartlesville Wesleyan College until his death in 1999.Fred Espenak is an Astrophysicist at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.
Copyright 1999, Oxford University Press
|Chapter 1||The Experience of Totality|
|Chapter 2||The Great Celestial Cover-Up|
|Chapter 3||A Quest to Understand|
|Chapter 4||Eclipses in Mythology|
|Chapter 5||Strange Behavior of Man and Beast|
|Chapter 6||Anatomy of the Sun|
|Chapter 7||The First Eclipse Expeditions|
|Chapter 8||The Eclipse That Made Einstein Famous|
|Chapter 9||Modern Scientific Uses for Eclipses|
|Chapter 10||Observing a Total Eclipse|
|Chapter 11||Observing Eclipses Safely|
|Chapter 12||Eclipse Photography|
|Chapter 13|| The Pedigree of an Eclipse|
Extinction of Total Eclipses
|Chapter 14||The Eclipse of August 11, 1999|
|Chapter 15||Coming Attractions--Maps of Eclipses: 2000-2020|
|Appendix A||Total and Annular Eclipses: 1999-2052|
|Appendix B||Recent Total and Annular Eclipses: 1970-1999|
|Appendix C||Equipment Manufacturers and Retailers|
|Appendix D||Eclipse and Astronomy Software|
|Appendix E||Internet Resources|
|Appendix F||Popular Astronomy Magazines and Journals|
|Appendix G||NASA Solar Eclipse Bulletins|
|Appendix H||Chronology of Discoveries about the Sun|
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Last revised: 2008 Feb 11