HOW DID WE FIND OUT ABOUT SUNSHINE? by Isaac Asimov

HOW DID WE FIND OUT ABOUT SUNSHINE?

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The sun's violent glow powers nearly every movement on the Earth's surface, yet its origin is still incompletely understood. This is Asimov's message; and as in the other 29 books in his "How did we find out?" series, he takes readers on a historical tour of scientific research. In this case, the topic is: "How does the sun shine?"--and from Aristotle's theory of the Ether to Reines' neutrino detector, the author shows, in a nontechnical way, how successive ideas were suggested, studied, discarded or refined. A natural companion volume to Asimov's briefer What Makes the Sun Shine? (1971) or the plethora of other simple introductions to our nearest star. Occasional diagrams and pencil drawings; index.
Pub Date: June 6th, 1987
ISBN: 0802766978
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Walker
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1987




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