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Eclipse: Voyage to Darkness and Light
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Publisher Ibooks
Publication date October 1, 2000
Pages 148
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780743407274
ISBN-10 074340727X
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 7 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
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The author of More Things in Heaven and Earth provides a firsthand account of the 1999 solar eclipse that describes his observations of and reactions to the event and discusses the history of solar eclipses, why they happen, and their influence. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A fascinating look at one of the most riveting tales in astronomy, a total eclipse, from the award-winning author of IMPACT JUPITER and co-discoverer of the comet Shoemaker-Levy. According to the world famous astronomer David Levy, an eclipse of the Sun "is a natural event with unnatural consequences. In fact a total eclipse of the Sun has the power to rip through to the core of your being." Levy should know, having experienced the power of the vanishing Sun first as a child and most recently in August, 1999, on a ship in the North Atlantic. It was that voyage to the darkness of the disappearing Sun, followed by a rendezvous with a brilliant display of the Northern Lights, that formed the inspiration for this book Levy describes the experience of being shipboard on a calm and quiet sea, watching a crescent Sun rise above the waves at dawn. Seeing a crescent Moon rising in the night sky is a common and often beautiful experience. Seeing the Sun come up as a mere sliver of itself can fill the heart with dread. Just a mere twenty minutes passed from the beginning of the event to totality, but Levy reveals that the actual experience is so powerful it can be mind-altering. In a manner accesible to all readers, David Levy recounts the story one of nature's most profound displays.

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9780743407274 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.50 × 7.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $18.95
About: The author of More Things in Heaven and Earth provides a firsthand account of the 1999 solar eclipse that describes his observations of and reactions to the event and discusses the history of solar eclipses, why they happen, and their influence.

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