Reviews and Blog Posts: earth

Lunar Eclipse Tonight - Late Monday, Early Tuesday April 14-15, 2014

Starts 12:30 a.m; peaks 1:46 a.m.; emerges 3 a.m. MDT. Photo credit: NASA.gov

A couple of times a year, the celestial bodies align so that the earth's shadow obscures the moon. The shadow will move across the moon starting just after midnight Mountain Time. The eclipse will be full around 1:46 a.m. and then the moon will emerge from shadow about 3 a.m. The moon will turn a deep reddish color during the eclipse. Lunar eclipses are safe to look at directly. You're looking at the moon, not the sun. It can be viewed with the naked eye or binoculars.

The world without us

by Alan Weisman

DPL Rating:
4

Weisman's book speculates on what would happen to our world if all humans were to suddenly disappear. Despite a period of contamination from chemicals and other dangerous materials left unattended, the Earth would most likely return to a beautiful natural state, with little left to remind any future visitor that...

An inconvenient truth : the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it

by Albert Gore

DPL Rating:
4

Original review: The companion to the film about global warming. Roger Ebert says, "You owe it to yourself to see this film. If you do not, and you have grandchildren, you should explain to them why you decided not to." Here is your out - read the book. It's essentially...

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