Eclipse and Revelation : Total Solar Eclipses in Science, History, Literature, and the Arts Eclipse and Revelation : Total Solar Eclipses in Science, History, Literature, and the Arts

Eclipse and Revelation : Total Solar Eclipses in Science, History, Literature, and the Arts

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Publisher Description

Two questions guide this seven-year project: First, how can we approach the phenomenon, representation, and interpretation of total solar eclipses? Second, how can we heal the historical divide separating the natural sciences from the humanities, arts, history, and theology? The result of this interdisciplinary investigation into eclipses is an exciting look behind the scenes - into labs, archives, and museums, as well as around fieldwork in astronomy, meteorology, animal behaviour, and ecophysiology. Carefully prepared for readers from all backgrounds, these voices invite us to imagine a liberated mode of discovery, perception, creativity, and knowledge-production across the traditional academic divisions. A uniquely prismatic representation of total solar eclipses emerges, itself rising to a model of communal thinking, together, across disciplinary borders. This book is Tom McLeish's final project and scholarly testament. Dedicated to him and to astrophysicist Jay M. Pasachoff (contributing author of a chapter about the solar corona, also Pasachoff's final piece of writing), the volume is a friendly companion to the chase of knowledge, encouraging its readers to embark upon their own interdisciplinary journey of discovery.

GENRE
Science & Nature
LANGUAGE
EN
English
AVAILABLE
2024
May 7
PUBLISHER
Recorded Books, Inc.
SIZE
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