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Author Zirker, Jack B.

Title Total eclipses of the sun.

Published Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
Edition Expanded ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (243 pages).
Series Princeton Science Library
Princeton science library.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Contents Preface to the Paperback Edition; Preface ; 1. Thirty Centuries of Eclipse Watching; 2. Eclipses Explained; 3. Time, Tide, and Gravity ; 4. The Chromosphere ; 5. The Solar Corona ; 6. Interplanetary Dust; 7. The Earth's Atmosphere ; 8. Waves in the Earth's Atmosphere ; 9. A Test of General Relativity ; 10. ""I Got Rythm, You Got Rhythm""; 11. Future Experiments: Is the Sun Shrinking?; 12. The Great Hawaiian Eclipse ; Postscript ; Glossary; Index.
Summary Eclipses have captured attention and sparked curiosity about the cosmos since the first appearance of humankind. Having been blamed for everything from natural disasters to the fall of kings, they are now invaluable tools for understanding many celestial as well as terrestrial phenomena. This clear, easy-to-understand guide explains what causes total eclipses and how they can be used in experiments to examine everything from the dust between the planets to general relativity. A new chapter has been added on the eclipse of July 11, 1991 (the great Hawaiian eclipse). Originally publishe.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Solar eclipses -- Research.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781400863990 (electronic bk.)
1400863996 (electronic bk.)