Sun, Earth and Sky

Authors: Lang, Kenneth

  • highschool and college students. It differs from others by the high level of most recent research on the sun the author builds into his narrative. Especially this is reflected in the many photographs from NASA and elsewhere not pulished before.

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About this book

This book was written for my daughter, Julia; her love and comfort have helped sustain me. It is a pleasure to watch Julia noticing details of every­ thing around her. Children and other curious people perceive worlds that are invisible to most of us. Here we describe some of these natural unseen worlds, from the hid­ den heart of the Sun to our transparent air. They have been discovered and explored through the space-age extension of our senses. A mere half-century ago astronomers were able to view the cosmos only in visible light. Modern technology has now widened the range of our perception to include the invisible realms of subatomic particles, magnetic fields, radio waves, ultraviolet radiation and X-rays. They are broadening and sharpening our vision of the Sun, and providing a more complete description of the Earth's environment. Thus, a marvelous new cosmos is now unfolding and opening up, as new instruments give us the eyes to see the invisible and hands to touch what cannot be felt.

Reviews

From the reviews
"... this eloquent book ... gives us some most beautiful imagery and accompanying scientific dialogue (...) There are few such elementary books on science available which can simultaneously teach and inspire."
Irish Astronomical Journal, 1998

"An excellent guide to present-day studies of the Sun and our star's impact on Earth's space environment ... colorful (and useful) images and a thoughtful organization ... A great read, written with enthusiasm and knowledge."
SKY & TELESCOPE

"A gem of a book ... This is a book to buy, not to borrow, because you will want to return to it. If you want to learn about the Sun and don't want a textbook on astrophysics, this is the book for you."
Simon Mitton, J. BRITISH ASTRO. SOC.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sun, Earth and Sky
Authors
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-57852-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-57852-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 282
Number of Illustrations and Tables
77 b/w illustrations, 57 illustrations in colour
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