On August 21st, 2017, a total solar eclipse will pass over the continental US. Author David Baron chronicles a similar rare eclipse from 1878, whose path crossed the untamed American West. The result is a wonderful blend of history, science, biography and western narrative in this thrilling race to capture the corona and study the sun. Baron follows scientists, astronomers and inventors as they attempt to finally put America on the intellectual map alongside Europe.
It's a time-honored book-selling tradition. Every year when summer rolls around, customers scour the travel section to find the perfect guidebook for their adventures near and far. This year brought a travel guide that is truly out of this world, pun intended! This is the travel guide to the solar system that will be the standard for years to come. A must-read for the daring and the curious alike, this book makes our stellar neighborhood come alive with fun and exciting details on nearly every page. Move over Captain Picard. Olivia Koski and Jana Grcevich are on the scene.