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Northern Lights: A Guide Hardcover – January 31, 2013

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Press Forlaget (January 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8275476240
  • ISBN-13: 978-8275476249
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,591,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pål Brekke received a Dr. Scient degree in 1993 from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo with focus on the ultraviolet (UV) emissions from the Sun observed with instruments on sounding rockets and the space shuttle Challenger. His work focused on dynamical aspects of the Sun and measuring variations in solar UV radiation. Since 1993 he participated in the Norwegian involvement's in preparing the EUV spectrometers CDS and SUMER on Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) and was in charge of developing analysis software for CDS. After the launch of SOHO in December 1995 he was part of the science operation team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 1999 he joined the European Space Agency (ESA) as the SOHO Deputy Project Scientist stationed at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. He was also in charge of outreach and media activites, making SOHO to one of the most well known current satellite projects. He is now a Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Space Centre. He is a Norwegian delegate to the ESA Programme Board of Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration and a delegate to the International Living With a Star

He received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1994, ESA´s´Eceptional Achievement Award in 2002, Laurels for Team Achievements from the International Academy of Astronautics in 2003. Served on several NASA Review Panels and as referee for various scientific journals. Professional publications: Refereed Journals - 42, Proceedings - 69, Popular Science - 22. Numerous appearances in national and international news-networks (CNN, USA Today, Der Spiegel, BBC etc.)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 29, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a great book. A treasure you can hold. Chapter one commences on location, literally; where to travel, with tour, on your own, weather, timing, practical tips and more.

Chapter two picks up the pace for a brisk walk through history, superstition, and myth. Fighters, dancers, and dragons; learn that folklore and ancient astronomers alike were molded by their points of view. As "Northern lights are mainly red in color on the latitude at which Galileo was living." This fascinating, easy reading section continues through time toward contemporary understanding. Early experiments walk through measurements, models, and magnetism. Consider Norwegian astronomer Christopher Hansteen. He organized sea captains to record magnetic fields across the globe and discovered that auroras occur around the geomagnetic pole; a continuous ring.

Chapter three, Causes of the Northern Lights, becomes a serious textbook, albeit in the most beautiful form. As with the volume as a whole, this chapter is laden with essential illustrations, diagrams, and charts. Observing & Photographing the Northern Lights, chapters four and five, empower the reader with insight and knowledge. Where chapter one was a pleasant hike through the experience, these final chapters prepare you for the voyage. From beginning to end, stunning photography graces the pages of this hardcover. There are breathtaking scenes of aurora borealis throughout. You can own this book for months and never read a word.

Northern Lights is truly, a guide. And the journey begins when you first pick it up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Orca Boy on April 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Finally, the book I have been waiting for!! In clear and concise language (and not to mention the stunning photographs), the authors have produced the definitive guide to this amazing phenomenon that is at the top of so many people's bucket lists.This accessible guide takes the reader on a journey through the many myths and legends surrounding the aurora borealis right through to the latest scientific understanding of this spectacle. The highly readable chapters on where to see the northern lights and how to photograph them will give aurora hunters the very best chance of seeing (and capturing) this celestial lightshow. Buy it!
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By Scott M. Kruse on March 10, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An unusual perspective on the Aurora Borealis. Well done with good explanations and thorough review. Not totally complete, but should satisfy the average interested person.
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