The Weather Out There Is Frightful Kindle Edition
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About the Author
She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In addition she possesses a license of ministry in the Protestant faith; has been a duly sworn, certified police officer, and is a National Weather Service certified storm spotter. Her space experience includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, Martian aeolian geophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects. Her travels have taken her to the volcanos of the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest, where she explored any number of such volcanos, including being present for several phreatic eruptions of Mt. St. Helens. Her broad knowledge base and experience led the LibertyCon 2011 programmers to invite her to describe what it takes to be a polymath.
Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily "passes it forward," teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.
- File Size : 130 KB
- Publication Date : July 9, 2012
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 31 pages
- Publisher : Chromosphere Press; 1st Edition (July 9, 2012)
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B008JA00D0
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,138,940 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I would ask that you contrast this with readings from one of the pretentious BS philosophers, who concentrated on meaningless trivia, and then expressed their ravings in language a cat would stick her nose up at.
Here's the very best thing about the apocalyptic writing that we get from Osborn: it's science, it can be verified, and she expresses it without the use of higher level math. ANYONE can grasp the concepts she explains here; I haven't tried it, but I bet my sixth grade Kenneth could understand what she is talking about.
You got that bit about 'it can be verified,' right? That's important in science. Now, I haven't gone beyond college sophomore level classes in biology, chemistry and physics, and only statistics at a graduate school level, but even I know that "if you can't replicate it, it didn't happen". While it might not be STRICTLY applicable to solar science, since we aren't exactly manipulating the system by adding chemicals at a fixed temperature and pressure, we CAN observe cycles, either directly in the case of short-cycle events, or through historical data. And here, the science really IS settled.
We are all going to die.
And I take great pleasure in realizing it won't be because I ran the air conditioning.
Look, get the book, and discover for yourself. While it may not exactly be FAIR that she is such a great writer as well as well-informed in several scientific disciplines, it sure does make it easier for those of us who can read to learn something on our own, without having to show up in a classroom on a regular basis.
So, buy a cat, plant a tree, teach a child to read, drive an SUV: you are still going to die. Isn't that liberating?
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You know the sort of water so beautifully clear it feels like you are hovering in air, rather than floating?
That is how beautifully limpid and crystal clear this primer is. I knew Stephanie Osbourn was a good communicator, so I had hopes, and that's why I spent the money, but this exceeded all my expectations. It has filled a gaping hole in my scientific education - if only dentistry was so painless!
The links to space weather forecasts were a nice touch, too; I could actually make sense of what would be gobbledygook previously. One link about The Carrington Event was dead, but frankly, in a book so well written (and proofread) I hardly cared.
I wonder if her fiction is this good?