Author: Mark Littmann
Author info: Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media
Publication Date: September 22, 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Synopsis: A total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome sight in the heavens. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun takes you to eclipses of the past, present, and future, and lets you see–and feel–why people travel to the ends of the Earth to observe them. Totality: Eclipses of the Sun explains: how to observe them; how to photograph and videotape them; why they occur; their history and mythology; and future eclipses–when and where to see them. Totality also tells the remarkable story of how eclipses shocked scientists, revealed the workings of the Sun, and made Einstein famous.