Solar Storms


Author: Tobi Stanton-Stewart
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9780823937097
Category: Science
Page: 24
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Explains the causes of solar storms and their relationship with the Sun and Earth

Solar Storms


Author: Linda Hogan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439108447
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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From Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan, Solar Storms tells the moving, “luminous” (Publishers Weekly) story of Angela Jenson, a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family. At seventeen, Angela returns to the place where she was raised—a stunning island town that lies at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that an eager developer is planning a hydroelectric dam that will leave sacred land flooded and abandoned. Joining up with three other concerned residents, Angela fights the project, reconnecting with her ancestral roots as she does so. Harrowing, lyrical, and boldly incisive, Solar Storms is a powerful examination of the clashes between cultures and traumatic repercussions that have shaped American history.

Solar Storms

2000 Years of Human Calamity
Author: Sten Odenwald
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505941463
Category: Science
Page: 178
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This is a companion guide to Odenwald's previous book, The 23rd Cycle: Learning to live with a stormy star. It is a fast-paced chronicle of over 2000 years of solar storms that have caused not only panic and fear, but have impacted virtually every technology that has been developed during the last 200 years including telegraphs, telephones, radio communications, satellite operations, the electrical power grid and human operations in space. Culled from thousands of newspaper headlines and stories since the early-1800s, this book gives a personal, human insight to the most dramatic 150 'space weather' events of the last few millennia. The Great 1859 Superstorm is recounted from a variety of diary entries and numerous newspaper stories from around the world.

Orbs

Roman
Author: Nicholas Sansbury Smith
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641227089
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Es ist das Jahr 2061, und die Erde ist langsam, aber sicher unbewohnbar geworden. Die letzte Chance der Menschheit ist der Mars. In Vorbereitung auf die Mission lässt sich Dr. Sophie Winston mit ihrem Team in einem Biosphären-Habitat in den Rocky Mountains einschließen. Doch schon wenige Tage später sind die Wissenschaftler gezwungen, den Einschluss abzubrechen. Als sich die Türen des Habitats öffnen, stehen Dr. Winston und ihre Leute vor dem Nichts: die Menschen sind spurlos verschwunden, ebenso die Wasserreserven des gesamten Planeten. Stattdessen tauchen plötzlich überall mysteriöse, blau leuchtende Kugeln auf. Kugeln, die ein tödliches Geheimnis bergen ...

Solar Flares

What You Need to Know: A Special from Tarcher/Penguin
Author: Whitley Strieber
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616334
Category: Nature
Page: 50
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There is a force out there that could destroy our world in minutes. . . . Solar flares—brief bursts of radiation from our sun—have always existed and have never been particularly dangerous. Nature hasn’t changed. But we have. By making our world so dependent on electricity delivered by huge, unprotected power grids we have inadvertently placed humanity at terrible risk. As bestselling author Whitley Strieber explores in this urgent new work, a powerful solar flare could demolish our electrical delivery system, wiping away centuries of civilization in minutes and drastically changing our world. Such a scenario is altogether plausible—and it is the single most dangerous single thing that could happen to our civilization, more dangerous than the most massive earthquake or volcano, more dangerous than climate change, more dangerous even than nuclear war. What is worse, solar flares of a now-dangerous intensity are not all that uncommon; and not only that, our electrical and electronic infrastructure is becoming so extensive, and thus so fragile, that smaller and smaller solar flares can pose more and more serious hazards. Due to the astonishing unwillingness of power companies to cooperate, good programs that would make us safer, and that are supported by both political parties, have been routinely prevented from being enacted. In Solar Flares: What You Need to Know, Strieber reveals the dangers behind solar flares, tracks the disastrous damage they could cause, surveys what they would do to our world in the here-and-now, and explains what nations and individuals must do to prepare for them.

Disaster Preparedness for Emp Attacks and Solar Storms (Expanded Edition)


Author: Arthur T. Bradley
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478376651
Category: Reference
Page: 128
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A book to help you to prepare for two end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it events: the EMP attack and the solar storm. Practical preparations are outlined, including steps to meet basic needs in the absence of modern utilities, and the use of Faraday cages and uninterruptible power supplies to protect personal electronics.

Through the Storm

The Solar Storms Saga
Author: Kyle Pratt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998375649
Category:
Page: 181
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Neal Evans is in Nevada when he hears that an immense coronal mass ejection will soon slam into the Earth's magnetosphere. Will it cause only beautiful auroras to dance across the night sky or will it throw technology back a hundred years? Politicians and scientists are still debating when Neal decides to act. As night falls, he has ten hours to reach home before the first CME strikes. Drake Evans is a happy high school freshman. Conner, his older brother, has gone hunting, instead of watching over him while their father is away at the conference. So now it's party time! As the world sinks into darkness, Neal and Conner must confront a dangerous new world on their long journeys home. Drake, alone on the farm, must become a man even before he figures out his teen years.

The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment


Author: Louise Westling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107655714
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment is an authoritative guide to the exciting new interdisciplinary field of environmental literary criticism. The collection traces the development of ecocriticism from its origins in European pastoral literature and offers fifteen rigorous but accessible essays on the present state of environmental literary scholarship. Contributions from leading experts in the field probe a range of issues, including the place of the human within nature, ecofeminism and gender, engagements with European philosophy and the biological sciences, critical animal studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and climate change. A chronology of key publications and bibliography provide ample resources for further reading, making The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Environment an essential guide for students, teachers, and scholars working in this rapidly developing area of study.

Solar Noise Storms

International Series in Natural Philosophy
Author: E. O. Elgaroy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483187985
Category: Science
Page: 378
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Solar Noise Storms examines the properties and features of solar noise storm phenomenon. The book also presents some theories that can be used to gain a better understanding of the phenomenon. The coverage of the text includes topics that cover the features and behavior of noise storms, such as the observable features of noise storms; the relationship between noise storms and the observable features on the sun; and ordered behavior of storm bursts in the time-frequency plane. The book also covers the spectrum, polarization, and directivity of noise storms. The text will be of great use to astrophysicists, astronomers, and other scientists concerned with the properties and behaviors of celestial bodies.

Solar Sailing

Technology, Dynamics and Mission Applications
Author: Colin R. McInnes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540210627
Category: Science
Page: 296
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Solar sailing offers the possibility of low-cost long-distance missions, impossible for any other type of conventional spacecraft. The book provides a detailed account of solar sailing, at a high technical level but in a way accessible to the scientifically informed layman. Solar sail orbital dynamics and solar radiation pressure form the foundations of the book, but the engineering design of solar sails is also considered, along with potential mission applications. This book introduces the subject and at the same time provides a technical reference source.

Meteorology Today


Author: C. Donald Ahrens,Robert Henson
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480627
Category: Science
Page: 656
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METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition combines market-leading content in weather, climate, and earth science with the interactive learning experience you expect from Cengage Learning. Grounded in the scientific method, this student-friendly and highly visual text shows you how to observe, calculate, and synthesize information as a budding scientist, systematically analyzing meteorological concepts and issues. Specific discussions center on severe weather systems, such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and hurricanes, as well as everyday elements, such as wind, precipitation, condensation, masses and fronts, and the seasons. Events and issues dominating today's news cycles also receive thorough attention, and include analysis of Superstorm Sandy, the Oklahoma tornadoes, and recent findings from the US National Climate Assessment and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition is a dynamic learning tool packed with self-testing features such as end-of-chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, exercises and problems, live animations, web links, and more. Whether you choose a bound book or interactive eBook, METEOROLOGY TODAY, 11th Edition takes your learning to atmospheric heights! Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Earth Under Fire

Humanity's Survival of the Ice Age
Author: Paul A. LaViolette
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9781591430520
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 436
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In Earth Under Fire, Paul LaViolette investigates the connection between ancient world catastrophe myths and modern scientific evidence of a galactic destruction cycle, demonstrating how past civilizations accurately recorded the causes of these cataclysmic events, knowledge of which may be crucial for the human race to survive the next catastrophic superwave cycle.

Cultural Sites of Critical Insight

Philosophy, Aesthetics, and African American and Native American Women's Writings
Author: Angela L. Cotten,Christa Davis Acampora
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791469804
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 216
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Explores the interplay between artistic values and social, political, and moral concerns in writings by African American and Native American women.

From the Sun

Auroras, Magnetic Storms, Solar Flares, Cosmic Rays
Author: Steven T. Suess,Bruce T. Tsurutani
Publisher: American Geophysical Union
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 172
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. From the Sun demystifies auroras, magnetic storms, solar flares, cosmic rays and other displays of Sun-Earth interactions. The authors, all well-known figures in space science, explain how solar eruptions affect human technology and society in articles intended for the nonspecialist and adapted from Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union. One of the most appealing features is a comprehensive glossary of the terminology necessary to read almost any volume on Sun-Earth connections.

The Handy Weather Answer Book


Author: Kevin Hile
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593328
Category: Science
Page: 336
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Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.

Solar flares


Author: Henry J. Smith,Elske van Panhuys Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Rayos solares
Page: 322
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The Sun

A User's Manual
Author: Claudio Vita-Finzi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402068805
Category: Science
Page: 160
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This is an account of the many ways in which the Sun affects our planet, how its influence has changed over the last few centuries and millennia, and the extent to which we can predict its future impact. The book is the first to integrate astronomical, geological, climatic and social aspects of the Sun. It includes a topical treatment of solar contribution to global warming, and demonstrates how wild and variable is the so-called Solar Constant. Our nearest star is a complex machine which needs to be treated with caution, and this book will equip every reader with the knowledge that is required to understand the benefits and dangers it can bring.

Solar Flares


Author: Henry J. Smith,Elske van Panhuys Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Solar flares
Page: 322
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