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The Resource Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close

Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close

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Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon
Title
Eclipse
Title remainder
journeys to the dark side of the moon
Statement of responsibility
Frank Close
Title variation
Journeys to the dark side of the moon
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Language
eng
Summary
On August 21st, over one hundred million people will gather across the USA to witness the most-watched total solar eclipse in history. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon, by popular science author Frank Close, describes the spellbinding allure of this beautiful natural phenomenon. The book explains why eclipses happen, reveals their role in history, literature and myth, and introduces us to eclipse chasers, who travel with ecstatic fervor to some of the most inaccessible places on the globe. The book also includes the author's quest to solve a 3000-year-old mystery: how did the moon move backward during a total solar eclipse, as claimed in the Book of Joshua? Eclipse is also the story of how a teacher inspired the author, aged eight, to pursue a career in science and a love affair with eclipses that has taken him to a war zone in the Western Sahara, the South Pacific, and the African bush. The tale comes full circle with another eight-year old boy - the author's grandson - at the 2017 great American eclipse. Readers of all ages will be drawn to this inspirational chronicle of the mesmerizing experience of total solar eclipse
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StDuBDS
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • rdacontent
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Control code
sky2ocm84350187
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780198795490
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Eclipse : journeys to the dark side of the moon, Frank Close
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm84350187
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xiii, 219 pages
Isbn
9780198795490
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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