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The Resource Nature's third cycle : a story of sunspots, Arnab Rai Choudhuri

Nature's third cycle : a story of sunspots, Arnab Rai Choudhuri

Label
Nature's third cycle : a story of sunspots
Title
Nature's third cycle
Title remainder
a story of sunspots
Statement of responsibility
Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Title variation
Story of sunspots
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The cycle of day and night and the cycle of seasons are two familiar natural cycles around which many human activities are organized. But is there a third natural cycle of importance for us humans? On 13 March 1989, six million people in Canada went without electricity for many hours: a large explosion on the sun was discovered as the cause of this blackout. Such explosions occur above sunspots, dark features on the surface of the Sun that have been observed through telescopes since the time of Galileo. The number of sunspots has been found to wax and wane over a period of 11 years. Although this cycle was discovered less than two centuries ago, it is becoming increasingly important for us as human society becomes more dependent on technology. For nearly a century after its discovery, the cause of the sunspot cycle remained completely shrouded in mystery. The 1908 discovery of strong magnetic fields in sunspots made it clear that the 11-year cycle is the magnetic cycle of the sun. It is only during the last few decades that major developments in plasma physics have at last given us the clue to the origins of the cycle and how the large explosions affecting the earth arise. Nature's Third Cycle discusses the fascinating science behind the sunspot cycle, and gives an insider's perspective of this cutting-edge scientific research from one of the leaders of the field
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Choudhuri, Arnab Rai
Dewey number
523.74
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • QB525
  • QB525
LC item number
  • .C48 2015
  • .C46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sunspots
  • Solar activity
  • Solar activity
  • Sunspots
  • Sonnenfleck
Label
Nature's third cycle : a story of sunspots, Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Explosions, blackouts and cycles -- The mysterious sunspots -- Here comes the Sun -- The fourth state of matter -- Floating magnetic buoys -- Dynamos in the sky -- The conveyor belt inside the Sun -- A journey from the Sun to the Earth -- We look before and after -- Epilogue: Dynamos are forever
Control code
ocn897881189
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780199674756
Lccn
2014942180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199674756
  • (OCoLC)897881189
Label
Nature's third cycle : a story of sunspots, Arnab Rai Choudhuri
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-270) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Explosions, blackouts and cycles -- The mysterious sunspots -- Here comes the Sun -- The fourth state of matter -- Floating magnetic buoys -- Dynamos in the sky -- The conveyor belt inside the Sun -- A journey from the Sun to the Earth -- We look before and after -- Epilogue: Dynamos are forever
Control code
ocn897881189
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 281 pages
Isbn
9780199674756
Lccn
2014942180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780199674756
  • (OCoLC)897881189

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