Totality: The Great North American Eclipse of 2024 (Paperback)
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'A relaxed, well-written and information-packed expedition discovering the history of eclipses' - The Sky at Night
A complete guide to the most stunning of celestial sights, a total eclipse of the Sun Totality: The Great North American Eclipse of 2024 is the most comprehensive source of information, photographs, and illustrations to help readers understand and safely enjoy all aspects of solar eclipses. It includes information on how best to photograph and video record an eclipse, as well as abundant maps, diagrams, and charts, as well as covering the science, history, mythology, and folklore of eclipses. This new edition focuses especially on the eclipse of April 8, 2024 that passes across Mexico, the United States, and Canada, including detailed maps, precise locations, and weather prospects.
About the Author
Mark Littmann, School of Journalism & Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Chancellor's Professor and Professor, Hill Chair of Excellence in Science Writing, Fred Espenak, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Astrophysicist Emeritus Mark Littmann teaches science writing at the University of Tennessee, where he holds three distinguished professorships. Mark received a B.S. in chemistry and literature at MIT, an M.A. in creative writing at Hollins College, and a Ph.D. in English at Northwestern University. Mark's books about solar eclipses, giant meteor storms, Halley's Comet, and the discovery of the outer planets have won four national awards. Mark's plays include Halley and Newton, how Edmond Halley made Isaac Newton famous, and Little Lessons for Lina, about Caroline Herschel, the first woman professional astronomer. Before coming to the University of Tennessee in 1991, Mark taught astronomy at Loyola College in Maryland and the University of Utah. In Salt Lake City, he directed the Hansen Planetarium from 1965 to 1983. He wrote and produced 35 planetarium programs, some still performed worldwide. The International Astronomical Union honored Mark by naming Asteroid 303265 after him. Fred Espenak is the most widely recognized name in solar eclipses. He is an astrophysicist emeritus at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, where he published over a dozen book on solar eclipses. His Five Millennium Canons of solar and lunar eclipses are seminal works for researchers, archaeologists, and historians. Fred writes regularly on eclipses and is well known for his eclipse photography. His image of the 2006 eclipse was featured on a U.S. postage stamp to commemorate the 2017 eclipse. He leads expeditions for solar eclipses around the world and has done so for over 40 years. The International Astronomical Union honored Fred and his eclipse work by naming Asteroid 14120 after him.
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