25 Aug '11, 5am

etc Spring Water Book Reviews | The Science of the Sun with Bob Berman: Ever dream of taking a trip to an exotic...

etc Spring Water Book Reviews | The Science of the Sun with Bob Berman: Ever dream of taking a trip to an exotic...

Ever dream of taking a trip to an exotic location to observe an eclipse or the northern lights? If so you might have had science writer Bob Berman as a guide. He has served as a lecturer on many such trips and his latest book, The Sun's Heartbeat , unpacks some of the astronomical facts behind those dazzling shows of light and shadow as well as the simple joys of warm sunlight on a sandy beach or an afternoon rainbow. Science writers often have two options— straight facts presented clean and dry or trying to make the material as peppy as possible. Berman takes the latter route which, at times, does a disservice to his excellent content. He is telling the story of one of humanity's profoundest mysteries and guiding forces, the Sun. The story within the story is the Sun's heartbeat referenced in the title, the cycle of sunspots that determine much of the Sun's behavior. That...

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