All Shops

Go to British Wildlife

6 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published six times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £25 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Reference  Physical Sciences  Cosmology & Astronomy

Glorious Eclipses Their Past, Present and Future

Popular Science
By: Serge Brunier and Jean-Pierre Luminet
190 pages, 200 figs, 50 maps
Glorious Eclipses
Click to have a closer look
Select version
  • Glorious Eclipses ISBN: 9780521791489 Hardback Nov 2000 Usually dispatched within 6 days
Selected version: £60.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Deals with eclipses of all kinds - lunar, solar and even those elsewhere in the Solar System and beyond, covering the history of eclipses from ancient times, the celestial mechanics involved, their observation and scientific interest.


1. Introduction: stories of eclipses; 2. Eclipses throughout history; 3. Eclipses and celestial mechanics; 4. Eclipses in the Solar System; 5. Eclipses and science; 6. The last eclipse of the second Millennium; 7. How to photograph eclipses; Appendices.

Customer Reviews

Popular Science
By: Serge Brunier and Jean-Pierre Luminet
190 pages, 200 figs, 50 maps
Media reviews
'! a magnificent book !' Le Journal de la Nature '! there is much that is excellent in the book. As a book of history, myth, literature, photography and expeditionary experiences, Glorious Eclipses is outstanding.' Jay M. Pasachoff, Nature '! an impressive and well illustrated large-format book containing poster-sized colour images and diagrams that will be ideal for new amateur astronomy enthusiasts or potential eclipse fans of the future ! everyone who browses through Glorious Eclipses will derive a sense of enchantment and wonder at these magnificent events.' Serge Koutchmy, Physics World 'If you want to take up eclipse chasing, the book's maps of future eclipses will tell you when and where to be.' Martin Ince, Mathematics and Physics 'This beautifully illustrated and written work has something for everyone - the seasoned eclipse chaser and the newcomer alike ! A recommended buy! Brian Halls, Astronomy Now 'Following the plethora of books which appeared to accompany the 1999 solar eclipse, here is a large-format book intended to do justice to an impressive selection of eclipse images and related illustrations. A chapter is devoted to a full account of the 1999 event ! The enthusiasm, even passion, of the authors for their subject has clearly lost nothing in translation and is evident in an engaging prose style ! a spectacular celebration of eclipses which can be recommended to enthusiast and general reader alike.' Paul Stephens, Popular Astronomy 'The book is of coffee-table proportions and, with nearly 200 profusely and colourfully illustrated pages, a price tag of only GBP25 represents very good value.' David Pike, The Observatory '! attractive and beautifully illustrated book ! a veritable mine of information on eclipses and is suitable for anyone who has an interest in eclipses ! this is a splendid book profusely illustrated !'. F. Richard Stephenson, Astronomy & Geophysics
Current promotions
Field Guide SalePelagic PublishingBritish WildlifeNest Box Price List 2019