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Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by Carbon60 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:07 pm

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.

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by marktownley » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:31 pm

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 :)


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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by Alto » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:36 pm

Indeed a book worthy of reading on these chilly damp days. I have a kindle version....


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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by marktownley » Sun Jan 31, 2021 3:59 pm

It's only £8.59 on Amazon for a 'real' copy. Just ordered it, arriving tomorrow...


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Post by Bob Yoesle » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:28 pm

Thanks for the recommendation Stu!

I'll check it out...


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Post by EGRAY_OBSERVATORY » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:38 pm

Yes, thanks Stu for the heads-up and will order a copy.

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by John » Sun Jan 31, 2021 4:53 pm

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.

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by dhkaiser » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:04 pm

Alto wrote:
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Indeed a book worthy of reading on these chilly damp days. I have a kindle version....
Can't find the Kindle version!?


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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by Montana » Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:42 am

Thanks Stuart :)

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by Martin_S » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:14 am

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.

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by JochenM » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:56 am

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 :) ).



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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by ffellah » Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:31 am

Thank you, Stu. Always interested in books about the sun.

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by marktownley » Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:36 pm

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:


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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by marios i. » Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:17 am

Thank you Stuart


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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by marktownley » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:47 am

Had a start at reading it last night, got through the first chapter without even realising it, very easy light hearted read.


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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by Carbon60 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:50 am

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.

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Re: Book Recommendation- 15 Million Degrees

Post by SimonM » Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:27 pm

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

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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.



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