Book ID: CBB000101765

Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon that Changed the Course of History (2001)


Steel, Duncan (Author)

Joseph Henry Press

Publication Date: 2001
Physical Details: xv + 474 pp., illus., map, index
Language: English

Description Explores human fascination with eclipses, including solar, lunar, and those involving stars, planets, asteroids, comets, as well as distant galaxies and quasars. Also moves beyond the mysticism and magic to the astronomical terms.

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Authors & Contributors
Steele, John M.
Hughes, Howard C.
Chakravarty, Sunder
Dvorak, John
Zepeda, Henry T.
Wlodarczyk, Jaroslaw
Journal for the History of Astronomy
Indian Journal of History of Science
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Substantia: An International Journal of the History of Chemistry
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Neusis: The Greek Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
Princeton University Press
Pickering & Chatto
Pegasus Books
Brepols Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Eclipses; transits; occultations; conjunctions
Science and society
Lunar eclipses
Science and culture
Gresham, Edward
Taqī al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Maʿrūf
Gregoras, Nicephorus
Galilei, Galileo
Barlaam Calabro
Time Periods
17th century
20th century, late
19th century
Middle and Near East
Istanbul (Turkey)

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