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Mask of the Sun

The Science, History and Forgotten Lore of Eclipses

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John Dvorak (Author)

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Eclipses have shaped the course of human history and thought, stunning, frightening and mesmerising people for thousands of years.

Mask of the Sun recounts the forgotten lore behind this amazing phenomenon and reveals the humanism behind the science of both lunar and solar eclipses.

Reviews

“It's a rich chronicle.” — Nature

“As this book clearly shows, Dvorak is a worthy narrator who has an eye for detail, and does an excellent and inspirational job of portraying the fascination that eclipses hold for those who are lucky enough to witness them.” — Brian Jones, BBC Sky at Night Magazine

“Dvorak is a worthy narrator who has an eye for detail, and does an excellent and inspirational job of portraying the fascination that eclipses hold for those who are lucky enough to witness them.” — The 12 Books of Christmas 2017, Sky at Night

“... a wealth of interesting titbits and cogent explanations of the mechanics behind these beautiful natural phenomena.” — Books of 2017, The Irish Independent

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