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Eclipse 2024

| Cinnaminson Library

Our Moon: How Earth's Celestial Companion Transformed the Planet, Guided Evolution, and Made Us Who We Are by Rebecca Boyle 
Many of us know that the moon pulls on our oceans, driving the tides, but did you know that it smells like gunpowder, or that it was essential to the development of science and religion? An acclaimed journalist, Boyle takes readers on a dazzling tour to reveal the intimate role that our 4.51-billion-year-old companion has played in our biological and cultural evolution.

Eclipse: Our Sky's Most Dazzling Phenomenon by Kelsey Oseid
A celebrated artist and author, Oseid explores the science and mystique of lunar and solar eclipses, presenting rich historical stories alongside informative, accessible science to enrich your understanding.

Mask of the Sun: The Science, History, and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses by John Dvorak
Eclipses have stunned, frightened, emboldened and mesmerized people for thousands of years. They have been thought of as harbingers of evil as well as a sign of the divine. As amazing phenomena unique to Earth, they have provided the key to much of what we now know and understand about the sun, our moon, gravity and the workings of the universe.

American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World by David Baron
In vibrant historical detail, this book animates the fierce jockeying that came to dominate late 19th century American astronomy, revealing the challenges faced by three of the most determined eclipse chasers who participated in this adventure.

Astronomy for Dummies by Stephen P. Maran, PhD and Richard Tresch Fienberg
Ever catch yourself staring up at the night sky and wondering just what the heck is out there? While no one book can answer all your questions, this book will take you on a tour through the Milky Way (and beyond) that describes some of the most fascinating objects in the universe.

The Sky at Night: Easy Enjoyment from Your Backyard by Tim Hunter
Ideal for backyard stargazers, this introduction to astronomy offers a unique blend of advice and personal observations. Drawn from decades of experience and enjoyment watching the night sky, the author helps beginners take up the hobby.

The Backyard Astronomer’s Field Guide: How to Find the Best Objects the Night Sky has to Offer by David Dickinson
Whether you want to impress viewers at a star party, or learn what you can see with your new telescope, the author shows you how to find the most impressive views the night sky has to offer.

Dark Skies: A Practical Guide to Astrotourism by Valerie Stimac
Witnessing the sweep of the Milky Way, the remains of comets burning up in our atmosphere, or the shimmering aurora, we better understand the universe and our place in it. Lonely Planet's book, the first world's guide to astrotourism, can help you experience all of this and more first-hand.

Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going by Neil Degrasse Tyson
For science geeks, space and physics nerds, and all who want to understand their place in the universe, this enlightening new book offers a unique take on the mysteries and curiosities of the cosmos, building on rich material from the author’s beloved StarTalk podcast.

To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery by Neil deGrasse Tyson
This enlightening illustrated narrative by the world’s most celebrated astrophysicist explains the universe from the solar system to the farthest reaches of space with authority and humor. Drawing on mythology, history, and literature, Tyson bring planetary science down to Earth and principles of astrophysics within reach.

Cosmos: Possible Worlds by Ann Druyan
This sequel to Carl Sagan's blockbuster continues the electrifying journey through space and time, connecting with worlds billions of miles away and envisioning a future of science tempered with wisdom.

The Sky Atlas: The Greatest Maps, Myths, and Discoveries of the Universe by Edward Brooke-Hitching
This book unveils some of the most beautiful maps and charts ever created during humankind's quest to map the skies above us. A richly illustrated treasury, it showcases the finest examples of celestial cartography as well as medieval manuscripts, masterpiece paintings, ancient star catalogs, antique instruments, and other curiosities.

Under Alien Skies: A Sightseer's Guide to the Universe by Philip Plait, PhD
Drawing on the latest scientific research and his prodigious imagination, a renowned astronomer and science communicator takes us on an immersive tour of the universe to view 10 of the most spectacular sights outer space has to offer, including the strange, beautiful shadows cast by a hundred thousand stars.

The Universe Explained: A Cosmic Q and A by Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest
Over the course of their illustrious work in astronomy, the authors collected hundreds of the most popular astronomy questions that they've been asked. They explain the scientific answers to these questions with expertise and a healthy dose of humor.

Einstein's Monsters: The Life and Times of Black Holes by Chris Impey
Learn about the astonishing science of black holes and their role in understanding the history and future of our universe. Frighteningly enigmatic, these dark giants continue to astound even the scientists who spend their careers studying them.

Black Hole Survival Guide by Janna Levin
The author takes us on an evocative exploration of black holes, provoking us to imagine the visceral experience of a black hole encounter. She reveals the influence of black holes as they populate the universe, sculpt galaxies, and even infuse the whole expanse of reality that we inhabit.

Einstein's Shadow: A Black Hole, a Band of Astronomers, and the Quest to See the Unseeable by Seth Fletcher
Einstein’s Shadow follows a team of elite scientists on their historic mission to take the first picture of a black hole, putting Einstein’s theory of relativity to its ultimate test and helping to answer our deepest questions about space, time, the origins of the universe, and the nature of reality.

White Holes by Carlo Rovelli
Journey with Rovelli, a beloved physicist, into the heart of a black hole. We slip beyond its horizon and tumble down this crack in the universe. As we plunge, we see geometry fold. Time and space pull and stretch. And finally, at the black hole’s core, space and time dissolve, and a white hole is born.

For the Love of Mars: A Human History of the Red Planet by Matthew Shindell
Mars and its secrets have fascinated and mystified humans since ancient times. Shindell surveys the red planet’s place in the human imagination, beginning with ancient astrologers and skywatchers and ending in our present moment of exploration and virtual engagement.

The Asteroid Hunter: A Scientist’s Journey to the Dawn of our Solar System by Dante Lauretta 
This is a captivating, behind-the-scenes account of NASA’s historic OSIRIS-REx mission to return an asteroid sample and unlock the mystery of the formation of life on earth braided with the remarkable life story of the mission’s leader, Dr. Dante Lauretta.

The Last Stargazers: The Enduring Story of Astronomy's Vanishing Explorers by Emily Levesque
An award-winning astronomer, the author shares the stories of modern-day stargazers, the people willing to adventure across high mountaintops and to some of the most remote corners of the planet, all in the name of science.

Her Space, Her Time: How Trailblazing Women Scientists Decoded the Hidden Universe by Shohini Ghose
An award-winning quantum physicist, the author tells the inspiring stories of long-overlooked women physicists and astronomers who discovered the fundamental rules of the universe and reshaped the rules of society.

Audience: Adult Seniors
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