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Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:07 pm
by Carbon60
Anyone who's looking for an easy, yet informative, introduction to the workings of the Sun might want to take a look at this book by Professor Lucie Green.
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The content covers the basics from the nature of light, through to how the Sun is powered by nuclear reactions at its core, the structure and dynamics of the various layers from core to corona, the formation and nature of sunspots, flares, CMEs, and the impact the Sun has on space weather and the Earth/Sun environment. All of this is presented in a chatty style that engages with the reader from the start. No maths, just excellent descriptive prose, peppered with historical observations and research that sets our modern knowledge of the Sun into context.

Great bedtime reading.

Stu.

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:31 pm
by marktownley
Thanks for the heads up!

I think I will move it to the reviews section later in the week when people have seen it here :)

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:36 pm
by Alto
Indeed a book worthy of reading on these chilly damp days. I have a kindle version....

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:59 pm
by marktownley
It's only £8.59 on Amazon for a 'real' copy. Just ordered it, arriving tomorrow...

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:28 pm
by Bob Yoesle
Thanks for the recommendation Stu!

I'll check it out...

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:38 pm
by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY
Yes, thanks Stu for the heads-up and will order a copy.

Cheers
Terry

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:53 pm
by John
Lucie Green's book (2016) complements and in places updates Jack Zirker's book Journey from the center of the sun (2002). Both really good reads.

John

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:04 pm
by dhkaiser
Alto wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:36 pm
Indeed a book worthy of reading on these chilly damp days. I have a kindle version....
Can't find the Kindle version!?

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:42 am
by Montana
Thanks Stuart :)

Alexandra

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:14 am
by Martin_S
Thank you Stuart, here is a google preview

https://www.google.com.au/books/edition ... frontcover

I have ordered my copy $20.08 AUD including postage from the UK, I used https://www.bookdepository.com , I use them for a lot of online purchases.

Martin

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:56 am
by JochenM
Thanks for the recommendation, Stu.

For that price, can't really argue. Will pick up a copy (as in a physical copy, I just can't do e-reading :) ).

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:31 am
by ffellah
Thank you, Stu. Always interested in books about the sun.

Franco

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:36 pm
by marktownley
Got back from work today and my copy was waiting.

Just need to pick the time to read it when i'm not tired :lol:

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:17 am
by marios i.
Thank you Stuart

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:47 am
by marktownley
Had a start at reading it last night, got through the first chapter without even realising it, very easy light hearted read.

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:50 am
by Carbon60
Glad you’re enjoying the book, Mark. As you say it is an easy read, yet there’s good solid information that provides a great overview of the workings of the Sun.

Stu.

Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:27 pm
by SimonM
Thanks for the info :bow . I have a copy of the Penguin book being delivered tomorrow.

There are also Royal Institution lectures:

15 Million Degrees: A Journey to the Centre of the Sun - with Lucie Green
https://youtu.be/l9MS8XlP3-Y

Q&A - A Journey to the Centre of the Sun - with Lucie Green
https://youtu.be/0JkxTILe2Nk

Simon

PS Penguin book has now arrived and it is a very good read, right from the beginning.

For those that don't have the book, the talk by Professor Lucie Green is very well (dynamically) illustrated and generously presented to RI and on other occasions too. The best is, of course, to access both.