Sun, Moon, Earth



One Of S Best Science Books Of 2016 An Astronomer Traces The Natural History Of Solar Eclipses From Supernatural To Scientific Phenomenon, Showing Us A Wonderful Way To Look Up At The Sky On August 21, 2017, Than Ten Million Americans Will Experience An Awe Inspiring Phenomenon The First Total Eclipse Of The Sun In America In Almost Forty Years In Sun Moon Earth, Astronomer Tyler Nordgren Illustrates How This Most Seemingly Unnatural Of Natural Phenomena Was Transformed From A Fearsome Omen To A Tourist Attraction From The Astrologers Of Ancient China And Babylon To The High Priests Of The Maya, Sun Moon Earth Takes Us Around The World To Show How Different Cultures Interpreted These Dramatic Events Greek Philosophers Discovered Eclipses Cause And Used Them To Measure Their World And The Cosmos Beyond Victorian Era Scientists Mounted Eclipse Expeditions During The Age Of Globe Spanning Empires And Modern Day Physicists Continue To Use Eclipses To Confirm Einstein S Theory Of Relativity.Beautifully Illustrated And Lyrically Written, Sun Moon Earth Is The Ideal Guide For All Eclipse Watchers And Star Gazers Alike.Sun, Moon, Earth

Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Sun, Moon, Earth book, this is one of the most wanted Tyler Nordgren author readers around the world.

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  • Hardcover
  • 239 pages
  • Sun, Moon, Earth
  • Tyler Nordgren
  • English
  • 09 May 2018
  • 0465060927

10 thoughts on “Sun, Moon, Earth

  1. says:

    Bucket list pre read as I ready myself for my five hour drive south to Makanda, IL on August 21, 2017 to see the total eclipse of the sun This is a bucket list item because the last total solar eclipse that crossed the United States along a similar path was June 8, 1918 If I miss this one, I ll have to wait until 2024 to see the next in one in the US Strangely, in almost the same place very unusual as most places on Earth see totality every 375 years on average.This was a great primer for ev Bucket list pre read as I ready myself for my five hour drive south to Makanda, IL on August 21, 2017 to see the total eclipse of the sun This is a bucket list item because the last total solar eclipse that crossed the United States along a similar path was June 8, 1918 If I miss this one, I ll have to wait until 2024 to see the next in one in the US Strangely, in almost the same place very unusual as most places on Earth see totality every 375 years on average.This was a great primer for everyone Whether you are into astronomy like me or not, there is much information about history, science, observation, and future of eclipses all written in layman s la...

  2. says:

    My friend had this in her car on our drive to the path of totality on Monday, so I dived in looking for the tales of doom that the cover suggests I was very disappointed that the author barely touched on ancient eclipses The book was very much about the science behind them, their history, how they happen, what they ve told us about the earth, and eclipse tourism I can say that I learned a lot and that I kind of want to be an eclipse tourist now but that was mostly from seeing it myself My friend had this in her car on our drive to the path of totality on Monday, so I dived in looking for the tales of doom that the cover suggests I was very disappointed that the author barely touched on ancient eclipses The book was very much about the science behind them, their history, how they happen, what they ve told us about th...

  3. says:

    I read this book in preparation for the Great American Eclipse of 2017 There is a lot of fascinating and amazing information here August 21st is going to be the event of a lifetime

  4. says:

    For a book on a topic I don t care much about and can t seem to wrap my head around, it was good However, it was not good as an audiobook The author read it himself and did a fine job, but diagrams go a long way in describing astronomical movement.

  5. says:

    A great read before the solar eclipse yesterday Even though it s supposed to be written for the non scientist, or at least I assume as much, I had to rereadthan one paragraph because of the pain of too many neurons firing in my brain Some of the subject matter dealt deep into Sheldon from Big Bang Theory or that super easy subject called Astrophysics But still, I must agree with the author, that standing in the moons shadow as it com...

  6. says:

    I came across this book because I was thoroughly theming everything for the upcoming Great American Eclipse related roadtrip, like you do, and was checking out the WPA style posters of Tyler Nordgren when I found out he s quite an accomplished person It was easy to read and fasci...

  7. says:

    Fabulous book for anyone, especially those interested in the history and beauty of the most amazing natural phenomenon in the world, a Total Solar Eclipse Unfortunately the author did dip into criticizing creationism, which is typical of any esoteric scientist thinking their depth of understanding has evolved to an accepted pinnacle of thinking like his or her colleagues Which doesn t seem all that uniquely evolved to me I ll just say it s pretty narrow minded nonsense to push every God bas Fabulous book for anyone, especially those interested in the history and beauty of the most amazing natural phenomenon in the world, a Total Solar Eclipse Unfortunately the author did dip into criticizing creationism, which is typical of any esoteric scientist thinking their depth of understanding has evolved to an accepted pinnacle of thinking like his or her colleagues Which doesn t seem all that uniquely evolved to me I ll just say it s pretty narrow minded nonsense to push every God based believer into a Box and impose his own imagining s of how they think or how they could possibly make peace with and understand Gods hand in hard science Quite unscientific of him, IMHO I believe He is the Greatest Scientist To paraphrase this book, that Gods touch was the catalyst that caused matter unorganized to organize itself into glorious worlds, Solar systems and galaxies As a lover of history and any earth science, be it about ...

  8. says:

    I read this book only after viewing the eclipse in the parking lot of the Canada College campus Ideally, we would have gone further north but our daughter had started 11th grade and was not able to easily take time out After I dropped her off at school, I decided to park since there were quite a few people stationed on the hill, wearing the tell tale viewing devices I had nothing with which to shield my eyes I was people watchingthan stargazing I thought it might be too forward to ask I read this book only after viewing the eclipse in the parking lot of the Canada College campus Ideally, we would have gone further north but our daughter had started 11th grade and was not able to easily take time out After I dropped her off at school, I decided to park since there were quite a few people stationed on the hill, wearing the tell tale viewing devices I had nothing with which to shield my eyes I was people watchingthan stargazing I thought it might be too forward to ask someone if I could borrow their viewing devices, but then unexpectedly, a fellow near...

  9. says:

    Nordgren s book is a great addition to any library, with a look at how eclipses have been viewed throughout history, to the modern fascination fanaticism with eclipses and eclipse travel Nordgren intersperses some excellent science on what an eclipse is, how they happen, and the different types of eclipses annular, total, and lunar and what makes them different Nordgren s discussion of the history of humanity s experience with solar eclipses was simple and while he didn t go into great de Nordgren s book is a great addition to any library, with a look at how eclipses have been viewed throughout history, to the modern fascination fanaticism with eclipses and eclipse travel Nordgren intersperses some excellent science on what an eclipse is, how they happen, and the different types of eclipses annular, total, and lunar and what makes them different Nordgren s discussion of the history of humanity s experience with solar eclipses was simple and while he didn t go into great detail about historical events his coverage gives the reader a good understanding of how the eclipse has shaped human history Being able to predict an eclipse has been used by many people generally white Europeans encountering native peoples to their advantage to either frighten people or give the explorer power over others The book also gives a good account of how the...

  10. says:

    When I made plans to be in totality for the eclipse of 2017, I knew I needed to read a book to figure outabout what to expect and I wanted to understand eclipses better in general This book cover caught my eye and I was not disappointed In all the other reading I did in magazines, online, etc, Nordgren s name keeps coming up and I can see why He spends the first half of the book talking about the science of eclipses, a bit about the historical discoveries surrounding them, and how scien When I made plans to be in totality for the eclipse of 2017, I knew I needed to read a book to figure outabout what to expect and I wanted to understand eclipses better in general This book cover caught my eye and I was not disappointed In all the other reading I did in magazines, online,...

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