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The sun kings : the unexpected tragedy of Richard Carrington and the tale of how modern astronomy began

Autore: Stuart Clark
Editore: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Recounts the story behind English astronomer Richard Carrington's observations of a mysterious explosion on the surface of the sun and how his understanding that the sun's magnetism directly influences the Earth helped usher in the modern era of astronomy.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Biographies
Observations
Persona incaricata: Richard Christopher Carrington; William Herschel; John F W Herschel; E Walter Maunder; George Ellery Hale; Richard Christopher Carrington; William Herschel, Sir; John F W Herschel, Sir; E Walter Maunder; George Ellery Hale
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Stuart Clark
ISBN: 0691126607 9780691126609
Numero OCLC: 99812121
Riconoscimenti: Commended for Royal Society Prize for Science Books: General Prize 2008.
Descrizione: xii, 211 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Prologue: The Dog Years 1 --
1 The First Swallow of Summer 9 --
2 Herschel's Grand Absurdity 25 --
3 The Magnetic Crusade 47 --
4 The Solar Lockstep 58 --
5 The Day and Night Observatory 71 --
6 The Perfect Solar Storm 80 --
7 In the Grip of the Sun 93 --
8 The Greatest Prize of All 98 --
9 Death at the Devil's Jumps 117 --
10 The Sun's Librarian 129 --
11 New Flare, New Storm, New Understanding 148 --
12 The Waiting Game 168 --
13 The Cloud Chamber 179 --
Epilogue: Magnetar Spring 188.
Responsabilità: Stuart Clark.
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In this well-researched and very well-written book, Clark tells the embattled, little-known history of modern astronomy, a spry tale full of intrigue, jealousy, spite, dedication and perseverance. -- Per saperne di più…

 
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