The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. Amazingly the first book of its kind, CHASING THE SUNis a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives us life. Richard Cohen, applying the same mix of wide-ranging reference and intimate detail that won outstanding reviews for By the Sword, travels from the ancient Greek astronomers to modern-day solar scientists, from Stonehenge to Antarctica (site of the solar eclipse of 2003, when penguins were said to sing), Mexico's Aztecs to the Norwegian city of Tromso, where for two months of the year there is no Sun at all. He introduces us to the crucial 'sunspot cycle' in modern economics, the religious dances of Indian tribesmen, the histories of sundials and calendars, the plight of migrating birds, the latest theories of global warming, and Galileo recording his discoveries in code, for fear of persecution. And throughout, there is the rich Sun literature -- from the writings of Homer through Dante and Nietzsche to Keats, Shelley and beyond. Blindingly impressive and hugely readable, this is a tour de force of narrative non-fiction.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-04 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Sun is so powerful, so much bigger than us, that it is a terrifying subject. Yet though we depend on it, we take it for granted. Amazingly the first book of its kind, CHASING THE SUNis a cultural and scientific history of our relationship with the star that gives
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-01 - Publisher: Pegasus Books
A fascinating look at how humans’ relationship with the sun continues to shape our bodies, attitudes, and societies. Our biology is set up to work in partnership with the sun. Little wonder then that humans have long worshipped and revered our nearest star: life itself arose on earth because its
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-02 - Publisher: Penguin
“I’m doing what I believe I was brought to this world to do: to create music that raises awareness, renews hearts, and generates change. I’ll continue looking to the stars and traveling the globe as God permits me. And I hope I have many years left to connect through art,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational
A collection of short stories, by 12 authors from across Africa. Old fables passed down through the decade sit alongside contemporary tales, giving a stirring insight into the continent and its storytelling tradition.
Authors: Mike Masserman, Oren Masserman, Tal Masserman
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06 - Publisher:
A book for anyone who has ever wondered where the sun goes after it sets, including children ages 3-7 years old. With beautiful and vivid color illustration, this story takes you on an island adventure through oceans, jungles, and mountaintops, where our hero Tiki the Turtle, is in search of