July 20, 2011

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THE SUN'S HEARTBEAT
by BOB BERMAN

SYNOPSIS:
  The beating heart of the sun is the very pulse of life on earth. And from the ancients who plotted its path at Stonehenge to the modern scientists who unraveled the nuclear fusion reaction that turns mass into energy, humankind has sought to solve its mysteries. In this lively biography of the sun, Bob Berman ranges from its stellar birth to its spectacular future death with a focus on the wondrous and enthralling, and on the heartbreaking sacrifice, laughable errors, egotistical battles, and brilliant inspirations of the people who have tried to understand its power.

  What, exactly, are the ghostly streaks of light astronauts see-but can't photograph-when they're in space? And why is it impossible for two people to see the exact same rainbow? Why are scientists beginning to think that the sun is safer than sunscreen? And how does the fluctuation of sunspots-and its heartbeat-affect everything from satellite communications to wheat production across the globe?
  Peppered with mind-blowing facts and memorable anecdotes about spectral curiosities-the recently-discovered "second sun" that lurks beneath the solar surface, the eerie majesty of a total solar eclipse-THE SUN'S HEARTBEAT offers a robust and entertaining narrative of how the Sun has shaped humanity and our understanding of the universe around us.

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32 comments:

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This looks intersting.

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Maureen said...

It looks like a fascinating book, particularly the idea that the sun is safer than sunscreen.
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Carol N Wong said...

I wonder about the streaks of light that the astronauts can see but they can't photograph!


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Judy H said...

The sun is safer than sunscreen?!

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Anonymous said...

What I find intriguing is how the book tells about how the sun has shaped humanity and our understanding of the universe around us. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Patricia said...

Those "ghostly streaks of light" got me!

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gene said...

well i strongly disliked the part of the sun being safer than sunscreen. i'm a redhead and at only 18, skin cancer patches were found on my shoulders because of the sun, old sunburn.

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Debbie Kennedy said...

I find it intriguing that scientists are beginning to think that the sun is safer than sunscreen. I would love to know why. I'm not sure that I buy that.....but everyone is entitled to their own beliefs.
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Diane52 said...

Interesting, that the sun shaped humanity
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Deborah Wellenstein said...

I want to hear about the sun's future death. The subject of the sun is fascinating!

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Erin Cook said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I am really interested in astronomy would love to win this book
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susansmoaks said...

i love to think about things like this, that's why the synopsis is intriguing to me
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Anonymous said...

The Mayans knew the power of the sun. Looking forward to reading your book to find out some of it's mysteries.

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I am interest why scientists are starting to believe the sun is better than sunscreen. Relevant to this redhead.
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