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Mark Littmann

Full Name: Mark Littmann
Number of Works: 8
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ISBN: 0195131789, 9780195131789
Keywords: sun, eclipses, totality
Pages: 296
Published: 1991
  • Rating: 60%

Now Oxford University Press is pleased to be publishing a new edition of Totality that has been updated to include current information on the August 1999 eclipse over parts of Europe, Turkey, and Africa, as well as information on other major eclipses of the forthcoming decade. Including the basics of how and where to view an eclipse—and how to view it safely—this book also presents the history, mythology, solar science, and astrodynamics of eclipses. This new edition also adds Fred Espenak, noted eclipse photographer and Astrophysicist at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, to the team
ISBN: 0191579947, 9780191579943
Keywords: totality
Pages: Unknown
Published: 2008
ISBN: 0521779790, 9780521779791
Keywords: storms, meteor, leonid, fire, heavens
Pages: 360
Published: 1998

The years 1998, 1999, and 2000 offer the last chance people on Earth will have for a century to see the most spectacular of all meteor showers, the Leonids. With the returning Leonids now reaching their peak of activity, The Heavens on Fire tells the story of meteors, and especially the Leonids, whose terrifying beauty established meteor science. Mark Littmann traces the history and mythology of meteors; profiles the fascinating figures whose discoveries advanced the field; examines the danger to Earth from meteors, comets, and asteroids; and explores how meteors have changed the course of lif
ISBN: 0841209057, 9780841209053
Keywords: lifetime, halley, comet
Pages: 190
Published: 1985

"Possibly the best comet chronicle so far...book is visually appealing, filled with fun as well as good science"--Standard-Examiner, Ogden, Utah (1985) November 3 "Of all the comet books being published just prior to Comet Halley's 1986 return, this is among the best. Written for the general reader, it is instructive, entertaining, and occasionally witty...Recommended for all libraries."--Choice (1985) November "Richer, thicker Halley books of style and quality are out there on the shelves, but this one, a real bargain in paper, should be high on any list for clarity i