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In the shadow of the moon : the science, magic, and mystery of solar eclipses / Anthony Aveni.

Aveni, Anthony F., author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 8 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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3 current holds with 8 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library 523.78 A (Text) 39493108094097 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/18/2017
Cleveland County Main Library 523.78 AVE (Text) 22281500132921 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/30/2017
Fletcher Branch 523.7809 A (Text) 33258008256286 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/23/2017
Henderson Main Branch 523.7809 A (Text) 33258008256278 Adult New Nonfiction In transit -
Hudson (Fontana) Science & Nature 523.78 AVE (Text) 39493108420508 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 08/24/2017
Marion Library 523.78 AVE (Text) 37810435298806 Adult Nonfiction Display Available -
Mauney Memorial Library 523.7809 AVE (Text) 26280862004321 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Watauga County Public Library 523.78 AVE (Text) 50502200559940 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/28/2017

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  • ISBN: 9780300223194
  • ISBN: 0300223196
  • Physical Description: xi, 312 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-298) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: An introduction to solar eclipses. Colossal celestial spectacles ; Watching people watching eclipses ; What you see and why you see it -- Eclipses in the ancient world. Eclipse computer Stonehenge ; Babylonian decryptions ; Greek science ; The Crucifixion darkness ; Ancient Chinese secrecy ; Maya prediction ; Aztec sacrifice -- Eclipses in the modern age. The rebirth of eclipse science in Islam and Europe ; The New England Eclipse of 1806 ; Expedition to Pike's Peak, 1878 ; New York's Central Park, 1925 -- Lessons from eclipses. The eclipse as cartographer and timekeeper ; Zoologists chasing shadows -- Personal eclipses. Eclipses in culture -- A confession.
Summary, etc.: In anticipation of the solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display.
Subject: Solar eclipses.
Eclipses.

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