Read up on solar eclipses before this year’s big event

New books chronicle the science, history and cultural significance of these phenomena

Solar Eclipse in 2012

SUN BLOCK  A total solar eclipse (one shown from 2012) is one of nature’s most awesome spectacles. In advance of one that will sweep across the United States in August, publishers are releasing a spate of new solar eclipse books.

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