2012, X, 158p. 149 illus., 147 illus. in color. With online files/update.
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Provides a detailed introduction to the dynamics of the Sun and how it affects Earth, both physically and culturally
The layouts and visuals in the book are truly stunning and the book includes a number of images never published before
Contains additional information and a large number of animations to go on SpringerExtras
The center of our Solar System is a star, one among billions of stars in our own galaxy. This star, which we call the Sun, gives rise to all life on Earth, is the driver of the photosynthesis in plants, and is the source of all food, energy, and fossil fuels on Earth.
For us humans, the Sun as seen with the naked eye appears as a static and quiet yellow disk in the sky. However, it is in fact a stormy and variable star and contributes much more than only light and heat. It is the source of the beautiful northern and southern lights and can affect our technology-based society in many ways.
The Sun is, like astronomy in general, a good entrance to natural science, since it affects us in so many ways and connects us to many other fields of science, such as physics, chemistry, biology, and meteorology.
The book includes additional material on Springer Extras, a large number of animations and video material. A PowerPoint presentation of the book is also included there as a useful resource for teachers.
Content Level »Popular/general
Keywords »Northern lights - Properties of the Sun - Solar energy - Solar observation - Solar physics - Solar research - Solar storms - Solar technologies - Space weather - Sun pictures movies - The solar system