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110 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 system

Light 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, you'll 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. You'll 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 you'll meet the groundbreaking scientists, including the author, who pieced this extraordinary story together.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3281 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0670922188
  • Publisher: Penguin (31 Mar. 2016)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015ICFS2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

I have read numerous accounts about the sun down the …

3 people found this helpful.
 on 8 April 2017
By Martin Sladdin
I have read numerous accounts about the sun down the years, but this book gives a clear and most importantly up to date description of our nearest star. She admits solar astronomy is not in the very front line in the popularity stakes, where black holes and dark matter dominate the headlines, but the sun’s influence on our lives can never be understated. Surely it is important to record or even predict major events that affect our communications and weather. The energy output varies with the sunspot cyclr but far less than the effects of human induced climate change, something to attack the vociferous global warming deniers.

Excellent

 on 29 October 2017
By Amazon Customer
Exactly as I expected

Five Stars

 on 2 June 2017
By Paul M
Very very informative. One to keep and read again.

Five Stars

 on 24 July 2017
By Hate a Scam
very satisfactory

Highly recommended

 on 21 November 2017
By Amazon Customer
Entertaining, informative and infectiously enthusiastic.

An excellent introduction to our local star that any amateur astronomy …

8 people found this helpful.
 on 24 April 2016
By Stephen Durr
An excellent introduction to our local star that any amateur astronomy should include in their book collection. Well written by a very capable solar scientist, with many areas of this potentially difficult subject explained with enough science and information to whet the appetite for further in depth study. I am also in that fortunate bracket of having my own hydrogen alpha telescope and this book has helped me to further understand our local star and how it operates.

Anyone who’s lucky enough to have heard Professor Lucie Green …

15 people found this helpful.
 on 4 April 2016
By Ben Dixon
Anyone who’s lucky enough to have heard Professor Lucie Green speak in public or to have seen her on television will recognise the passion she has for the sun in 15 Million Degrees. Her gift is making the content of the book cerebral enough for those in the know yet accessible to the non-expert. There is plenty of illustrated information about what is going on at the centre of our solar system and how the stormy ‘space weather’ affects or could affect us here on Earth. Equally interesting is reading how giants of the Science world such as Faraday, Kepler and Einstein made their discoveries on the back of which modern research is conducted.

A book about one star – our star

One person found this helpful.
 on 11 January 2017
By Pete the Bookworm
I’ve been looking forward to reading this book after hearing it was coming out and it does not disappoint. The opening paragraph from the introduction sums up Dr. Lucie Greene’s book brilliantly:

A comprehensive introduction to our Sun.

3 people found this helpful.
 on 1 May 2016
By steve
I have had a lifetime interest in astronomy, albeit at an amateur level. In recent years I have got more fascinated by our Sun, and found that there are relatively few books on the market that cover this object, compared to many astronomical bodies, at least at the level understandable by a non professional. Lucie Green has made a big dent into this lack of information. I have really enjoyed reading her book. Her natural enthusiasm for the subject comes across in abundance, as it does on her tv appearances, making this book interesting and easy to read. Some of the subject matter concerns what are very complicated processes, but the author does well to explain this in terms that the layman to the subject can understand. It has certainly increased my interest in all solar matters, and I recommend this book to all with similar interests.

The Heat Is On!

One person found this helpful.
 on 13 June 2016
By H. Tollyfield
An easy to read and very informative book. I learned a lot at the same time as enjoying the read. The only niggle is the repeated use of superlatives – everything has to be “the hottest”, “the furthest” etc.
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