The Sun: A Biography

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Wiley, Feb 7, 2005 - Science - 344 pages
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This is a comprehensive biography of the sun, written by leading BBC journalist David Whitehouse. Since man first became conscious he has sought to understand the nature of the sun; he has worshipped it, been inspired to produce great art about it, researched it and even died for it. Understanding the nature of the sun is key to understanding our universe and to life on earth. Whitehouse skilfully weaves his extraordinary scientific knowledge with history, philosophy, archaeology and religion to produce this fascinating account of the life and future of the sun.

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Contents

Bits of a star gone wrong
3
The Goldilocks star
9
The silken threads of space
17
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Dr David Whitehouse is a Science Correspondent for the BBC and Science Editor of BBC News Online. He broadcasts regularly on TV and radio and also writes regularly for leading newspapers and magazines. He has also presented a science series on BBC TV.

Prior to joining the BBC he was a space scientist and astronomer at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, and at the world famous Jodrell Bank radio observatory. He has won two Glaxo science writing awards and five European Netmedia awards, including the prestigious European Journalist of the Year. He is a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. His first book, The Moon: A biography was published by Headline in 2001.

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