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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and Remarkable, 25 Feb. 2005
This review is from: The Sun: A Biography (Hardcover)
I was inspired to write a few words about this remarkable book by what I consider strange comments by the previous reviewer.
This is a fantastic book. New Scientists called it a treasure trove and a remarkable feat. It is a true biography dealing with all the aspects of the sun, its behaviour, its past and the future. Only someone with a limited view of what a biography should be (like the chap before me) would expect a biography to start with the birth of the sun - then its midlife - then its end.
Sure those are there but there is so much more. Mythology, science, personalities, solar power, influence of the sun on the earth, photosynthesis, why we have dark skins and so much more, all showing how far reaching are the effects of the sun.
The author clearly likes to turn corners in his narrative. This is a strength of his storytelling not a weakness. I can say he kept me spellbound.
I would recommend this remarkable book to anyone - astronomer, those interested in science, those interested in mythology and history and those interested in the future. I see the author has some fascinating things to say about global warming and the sun as well.
I cannot accept what the previous reviewer says. This is one of the best science books I have ever read. Informative, just at the right level and poetic in places. I was sad to reach the end and tracked down David Whitehouse's other book he mentions in the text as well.
Buy it, you will love it.
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