• A Journey to the Centre of the Sun – with Lucie Green
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  • What 1-Million Degrees Looks Like
  • Towards 15 million degrees
  • The Solar System Is Not Like You Think It Is
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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 …

 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.

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

 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.

Easy to read

 on 29 June 2016
By Awestruck
This book is a very easy read. For the general reader, it explains in clear language how the sun came to be and how it functions. I’d no idea how much is going on in and outside of the sun’s core. It was fascinating to learning that it takes 170,000 years for photons to reach the surface of the sun from its core. A must read for anyone with a curiosity about our solar system.

enjoyable read

 on 2 January 2018
By Donald Duck
great topic and extensive explanation of history and current state of play in this area; somewhat conversational style which is a bit “loose” at times but will be great for those not wanting maths-heavy approaches to magnetic reconnections

An excellent read

 on 7 June 2017
By R. Preston
Am about half way through this book and am thoroughly enjoying it. Lucie is clearly passionate and knowledgeable about her subject and I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested about our nearest star.

Illuminating and full of warmth!

 on 20 July 2017
By Andrew Trim
Superb introduction for any astronomer interested in finding our more about our nearest star. Lucie’s style is approachable and engaging, with plenty of helpful explanations, illustrations, and examples to make the science comprehensible and fun. Thoroughly recommended!

An Excellent Book

 on 6 February 2017
By Richard Flude
A must read for anyone interested in how the sun works. Written in everyday language with only 2 equations this should appeal to everyone.

Five Stars

 on 29 May 2017
By Alan G
Read the first few chapters. Seems well written & explains all the basics before going deeper…

Five Stars

 on 10 August 2017
By James K. Turner
A fascinating book well written and as clear as any book could be on such a complex subject
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