Chasing The Sun by Richard Cohen
A good book, but it suffered I thought from a tendancy in modern non-fiction to essentially be collections of knowledge linked by a theme. There was no personality of the author in the book. Not that you necessarily need that, but this is not the first book that, though erudite, seemed to be a posh wikipedia of a work.
I felt this too about “Jerusalem,” which, though it had an obvious theme, was to my eyes a chronological collection of bad men doing bad things to one another, with little about the city itself.
In this book we learn a lot about the sun.