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Author Russo, Kate.
Title Total addiction : the life of an eclipse chaser / Kate Russo.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2012.

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Subject Total solar eclipses -- Popular works.
Physics.
Astronomy.
Mathematics.
Psychology.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Popular Science in Psychology.
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology.
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 OHIOLINK SPRINGER EBOOKS    ONLINE  
View online
Subject Total solar eclipses -- Popular works.
Physics.
Astronomy.
Mathematics.
Psychology.
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.
Popular Science in Psychology.
Popular Science in Mathematics/Computer Science/Natural Science/Technology.
Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Part 1. ECLIPSE-CHASING CONTEXT AND BACKGROUND -- A Personal Introduction to Eclipse Chasing -- Understanding the Passion of the Eclipse Chaser -- Researching Eclipse Chasers: Surveys and Interviews -- Part 2. THE TOTAL ECLIPSE -- Totality: An Introduction and Narrative -- The Science of Totality -- The Experience of Totality-- Part 3. INTERVIEWS WITH ECLIPSE CHASERS -- Introduction to the Interviews -- Amateur Astronomer Chasers -- Enterprising Chasers -- Introspective Chasers -- Occasional Chasers -- Summary of This Part -- Part 4. MAKING SENSE OF ECLIPSE CHASER'S EXPERIENCES -- The Pull: Why is Totality so Powerful? -- The Push: What Motivates Eclipse Chasers? -- Related Questions-- Part 5. FUTURE ECLIPSES AND ECLIPSE CHASING INFORMATION -- The Challenges of Eclipse Chasing -- Helpful Tips for Eclipse Virgins: Getting Started -- Conclusion.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Seeing a total solar eclipse is often described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience. However, for many who have experienced totality, once-in-a-lifetime is simply not enough. They want more, and are willing to go to great lengths often at great expense to repeat the experience. What is it like to experience totality?What is it about the experience that motivates these eclipse chasers?Is there an eclipse chaser personality? Can eclipse chasing actually be described as an addiction?This book describes the people who dedicate their lives to chasing their dream.
ISBN 9783642304811 (electronic bk.)
3642304818 (electronic bk.)
364230480X (print)
9783642304804 (print)
9783642304804
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-642-30481-1
OCLC # 805721298
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783642304804