American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race To Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World

By Baron, David

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9781631490163 9781631490170
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Liveright: Norton


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Reviewed on March 15, 2017  |  Solar Eclipses

Instead of looking at the broader phenomenon of eclipses in general, this title focuses on a single eclipse, that of 1878. Baron (The Beast in the Garden) highlights the experiences of three observers of that event: Maria Mitchell, James Craig Watson, and Thomas Edison. Other individuals and scientific details are woven into the narrative as it moves the central figures toward the day of the eclipse. Throughout, the b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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