Our Explosive Sun: A Visual Feast of Our Source of Light and Life

Our Explosive Sun: A Visual Feast of Our Source of Light and Life

ISBN10: 146140570X
ISBN13: 978-1461405702
Author: -
Title: Our Explosive Sun: A Visual Feast of Our Source of Light and Life
Publisher: Springer; 2012 edition (December 22, 2011)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1390 kb
Size PDF: 1536 kb
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 387
Pages: 158 pages
Subcategory: Astronomy & Space Science

Our Explosive Sun: A Visual Feast of Our Source of Light and Life



The Sun, which is our own star at the center of the Solar System, gives rise to all life on Earth and is the driver of photosynthesis in plants and the source of all food and energy for living things. As seen with the naked eye, the Sun appears as a static and quiet yellow disk in the sky. However, it is a stormy and ever-changing star that contributes much more than light and heat. For example, it is the source of the beautiful northern lights and can affect our technology-based society in many ways. Our Explosive Sun: A Visual Feast of our Source of Light and Life is a great introduction to the Sun for general readers as well as scientists who are not solar physicists. The book presents the basic properties of the Sun, describes how it has fascinated humans throughout history, and shows how it influences our current technologies. The book includes a large number of illustrations and video materials for SpringerExtras, along with a PowerPoint presentation that provides a useful resource for teachers and lectures.

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