Sun Moon Earth: The History of Solar Eclipses from Omens of Doom to Einstein and Exoplanets
by Tyler Nordgren
Basic Books, 2016. 239 pgs. Nonfiction.
Solar eclipses have gone from omens of doom to events of intense scientific study, to tourist attractions over the course of history. Author Tyler Nordgren takes readers on a journey through the history and science of eclipses from the first eclipses recorded to the last eclipse that will ever happen and all the science in between.
I am not the best at understanding science and complex math concepts, but I learned so much reading this! This book is part history and part astronomy, and the writing style is narrative and easy to read. Reading this made me regret not traveling a little farther north to be in the path of totality for the eclipse in August 2017, but the good news is we will be solidly in the path of totality for the eclipse on August 12, 2045! As far as recommendations go I think anyone that picked it up would enjoy this book.