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15 MILLION DEGREES

Green Lucie

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
Penguin Books Ltd

Data premiery:
2017-03-02

ISBN:
9780241963555

57,70 PLN
Wysyłamy w 21 dni

Opis produktu

Professor Lucie Green is a solar physicist at UCLs Mullard Space Science Laboratory and regularly appears on the BBCs Star Gazing Live with Brian Cox the Today programme The Infinite Monkey Cage BBC Breakfast Sky at Night and 10 Oclock Live. She works with the worlds major space agencies (including NASA) and is helping build Solar Orbiter a European Space Agency spacecraft that will gradually work its way into an orbit that takes in closer to the Sun than the planet Mercury.This is a fabulous introduction to our home star written with an insight and an enthusiasm that makes it very approachable... theres far more to the Sun than you might suspectWonderful...makes you simply gaze out of the window pondering for a while. The future of solar science is bright and Lucie Green an inspiring guideThis book takes a fascinating look at a literally brilliant subject... one of the most enjoyable books about science you could hope to findThrilling ... Lucie Greens huge enthusiasm for the Sun is apparent throughoutGreen a solar physicist at University College London is an engaging and careful companion. She is clearly enamoured of her subject and keen to acknowledge those who have gone before her ... Reading this book confirms what I felt as a student: that truly understanding the Sun is as much about philosophy as it is about physicsGreens enthusiasm for her subject is infectious ... [a] fine bookThe authors passionate enthusiasm for her subject shines through on every page ... an outstanding and eminently readable book which conveys a remarkably comprehensive and wideranging account of our nearest starProfessor Green has been studying the sun for 20 years and her passion for her favourite star burns from every page110 times wider than Earth: 15 million degrees at its core: an atmosphere so huge that Earth is actually within it: come and meet the star of our solar systemLight takes eight minutes to reach Earth from the surface of the Sun. But its journey within the Sun takes hundreds of thousands of years. What is going on in there? What are light and heat? How does the Sun produce them and how on earth did scientists discover this? In this astonishing and enlightening adventure youll travel millions of miles from inside the Sun to its surface and to Earth where the light at the end of its journey is allowing you to read right now. Youll discover how the Sun works (including what it sounds like) the latest research in solar physics and how a solar storm could threaten everything we know. And youll meet the groundbreaking scientists including the author who pieced this extraordinary story together.

Data Publikacji: 2017-03-02
Wymiary: 198 mm 129 mm 19 mm 224 gr

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