Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for August 2017 | Heard Museum

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for August 2017

August 11, 2017

Following a long path that cuts across the continental Unites States from Oregon through South Carolina, a total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. Details regarding the precise path, exact time, and length of duration for the eclipse have been widely publicized for an eager audience. For example, Phoenix will experience a partial eclipse starting at 9:14am with the maximum eclipse being visible at 10:34am when the moon’s shadow will cover 63% of the sun. Anticipation of the so-called Great American Eclipse is just another example of mankind’s fascination with celestial phenomenon.

These selections from the library collection offer diverse interpretations of the ability of the sun and the moon to captivate the imagination, inspire creativity, and impact the environment. All four examples are currently on display in the public reading area of the library. Please feel free to visit the library to review these or any other items of interest in the library and archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the Search Catalog link located in the pull-down menu of the library tab on the Heard website.

Coyote sings to the moon
King, Thomas
Portland, Or. : WestWinds Press, 2001
Heard call number PR9199.3.K4422 C62 2001

The year the sun died
Lincoln, Kenneth
Baltimore : PublishAmerica, [2006] Heard call number PS3612.I5325 Y43 2006

Sweat of the sun, tears of the moon : gold and emerald treasures of Colombia
Los Angeles, Calif. : Natural History Museum Alliance of Los Angeles County, 1981
Heard call number F2270.1.G57 S9 verify edition pulled

Sunpainters : eclipse of the Navajo sun
Whitethorne, Baje
Flagstaff, Arizona : Northland Publishing Company, 1996, c1994
Heard call number OVW: PS3573.H34 S8 1996 verify edition pulled

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