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The Resource The 23rd cycle : learning to live with a stormy star, Sten F. Odenwald

The 23rd cycle : learning to live with a stormy star, Sten F. Odenwald

Label
The 23rd cycle : learning to live with a stormy star
Title
The 23rd cycle
Title remainder
learning to live with a stormy star
Statement of responsibility
Sten F. Odenwald
Title variation
Twenty-third cycle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 23rd Cycle traces the previously untold history of solar storms and the ways in which they were perceived by astronomers - and even occasionally covered up by satellite companies. Odenwald shows how solar flares, which were once a curious nuisance, can come to pose a potential worldwide disaster in light of our accelerating dependence upon sophisticated technologies - from computers and cell phones to the thousands of space satellites and complex, high-speed cables that are wired into homes, businesses, government databases, and air traffic control systems. What once caused telegraph machines to give off sparks, or people in their living rooms to puzzle over a spontaneous change of channels, could now blanket the earth in darkness and chaos. The 23rd Cycle includes a history of the record of auroral sightings, accounts of blackouts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, industries sensitive to solar storms, and radiation and health issues."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Odenwald, Sten F
Dewey number
538/.746
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB524
LC item number
.O34 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Solar activity
  • Actividad solar
  • Solar activity
Label
The 23rd cycle : learning to live with a stormy star, Sten F. Odenwald
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Through a crystal ball
  • A conflagration of storms
  • Dancing in the light -- "Hello? Is anyone there?"
  • Between a rock and a hard place
  • "We're not in Kansas anymore!
  • They call them "satellite anomalies"
  • Business as usual
  • Human factors
  • Cycle
Control code
ocm44633040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780231120784
Lccn
00059647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44633040
  • (OCoLC)44633040
Label
The 23rd cycle : learning to live with a stormy star, Sten F. Odenwald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Through a crystal ball
  • A conflagration of storms
  • Dancing in the light -- "Hello? Is anyone there?"
  • Between a rock and a hard place
  • "We're not in Kansas anymore!
  • They call them "satellite anomalies"
  • Business as usual
  • Human factors
  • Cycle
Control code
ocm44633040
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 207 pages
Isbn
9780231120784
Lccn
00059647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o44633040
  • (OCoLC)44633040

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