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    The Nearest Star The Surprising Science of our Sun, 2nd Edition by Leon Goulb and Jay M Pasachoff is a comprehensive look at our sun Goulb is a Senior Astrophysicist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and has been studying the sun since the mid 1970s Skylab missions Pasachoff is the Field Memorial Professor of Astronomy at Williams College He has been on fifty eight solar eclipse expeditions He his the author of the the undergraduate text book, The Cosmos Astronomy in the New Millennium He has received the Education Prize from the American Astronomical Society and the Jules Janssen Prize from the Societe Astronomique de France The Nearest Star is a comprehensive look at our sun for the layman The authors keep the math to a minimum and stress why studying our sun is important in learning about stars Special consideration is given to the outer atmosphere of the sun, since it is the only place we can study a star s outer atmosphere Although some book is easy to follow other parts, particularly the parts about the corona and neutrinos, tend to go deeper into science than the average reader may be ready for There is plenty of good information an...

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    Explanations of magnetic storms, etc of other behavior of the sun were not entire comprehensible Little about radiation convection zones in sun itself Tedious list of proposed satellite missions

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    A very good book explaining the most important aspects of solar physics in an accessible way, from the problem of the solar neutrinos to the climate change.

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    Maybe 2.5 stars Interesting in parts, kind of exasperating in others and a some unnecessary lecturing on how to cure global warming.

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    The 380,000,000,000,000,000,000 megawatt furnace In the excitement of modern cosmology when we can see back almost to the Big Bang itself, when we are discovering exoplanets with the capacity to sustain life, when mankind has just taken its first tentative robotic steps beyond the solar system it can be easy to forget how much there still is to learn about the objects closer to hand In this book, the authors set out to explain what we know, and what we don t, about our own star, the Sun, and about its effects on us in the past, present and future Originally published in 2001, this 2014 edition has been fully updated to take account of the most current knowledge on the subject The book is presented as a series of eight chapters, each looking at a separate aspect of the science of the Sun.The first three chapters provide a general introduction to the Sun, explaining its origins and impact on the development of life here on Earth The authors don t just tell us what we know, however they also tell us how we know it, showing how the science has gradually developed from naked eye observations through to the hugely sophisticated and complex space observatories we have become almost blas about today This is quite a technical book in parts, ...

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    The sun is, for us here on Earth, the most important star the one that dominates our world, essential to our lives, as well as what will ultimately destroy our planet.Golub and Pasachoff lay out not just our knowledge of our star, but how we gained that knowledge It has been a long process, gaining speed only in the last couple of centuries, and a far convoluted path than at first glance it might appear That s because the Earth and Sun interact, and it isn t always apparent what the cause of a particular effect is Climate in particular is the product of a number of interacting and chaotic causes Our orbit is elliptical, not circular the Earth precesses on its axis the Sun itself has cycles, the eleven year sunspot cycle as well as other, longer cycles and once we know all this, there s still to understand.We look at the Sun, and we see a great, glowing ball It...

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    The sun, our ally in the stars, is explained in an intriguing and mostly understandable way I did read this book in smaller chunks of information in order to fully be able to understand all the information that was given Leon Goulb and Jay M Pasachoff an astrophysicist and astronomer answer many fascinating questions about the origin, activity and purpose of the sun Written in a style that presents all the scientific information you need with pictures, charts, graphs and data, but still understandable enough for someone without a strong scientific background to understand In Nearest Star we learn what the sun is made of and how it came to be Most amazing is how the Earth is at just the right place in our solar system to reap the most benefits of our sun Also, how long the sun will be able to support life on Earth as we know it, a comforting yet terrifying fact Other interesting things explored are the phenomenon of the northern lights and ins...

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    While not the best book out there on our sun, this one was fairly well done It s worth a look and would make a nice addition to a library with other sources to complement It could use some polish to make it a better read with additional sun related facts I received an evaluation copy from...

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    A very good book for skimming because its divided up into sections pretty well Read what catches your fancy

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Nearest Star: The Surprising Science of Our Sun Unlike The Myriad Points Of Light We Gaze At In The Night Sky, Our Nearest Star Allows Us To Study The Wonders Of Stellar Workings At Blindingly Close Range From A Mere 93 Million Miles Away And What Do We See In This Book, Two Of The World S Leading Solar Scientists Unfold All That History And Science From The First Cursory Observations To The Measurements Obtained By The Latest State Of The Instruments On The Ground And In Space Have Revealed About The Sun Following The Path Of Science From The Very Centre Of This 380,000,000,000,000,000,000 Megawatt Furnace To Its Explosive Surface This Text Invites Readers Into An Open Ended Narrative Of Discovery About What We Know About The Sun And How We Have Learned It.