A fascinating look into the total solar eclipse of 1878 and the lives of three scientists who traveled to witness the rare event. Baron paints this moment in American history in full color, complete with train robberies, rival astronomers, and Thomas Edison and his newest invention, the tasimeter.
–Mary Jo S., Powells.com
Are you planning to witness the solar eclipse on August 21? Get your eclipse glasses, viewer, or pinhole camera ready for safe viewing, and read up with books from Powell’s Books and other independent booksellers. You can read or listen to an NPR interview of David Baron by Scott Simon, too.