Solar Storms

Author : Linda Hogan
ISBN : 9781439108444
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 67.58 MB
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From Pulitzer Prize finalist Linda Hogan, Solar Storms tells the moving, “luminous” (Publishers Weekly) story of Angela Jenson, a troubled Native American girl coming of age in the foster system in Oklahoma, who decides to reunite with her family. At seventeen, Angela returns to the place where she was raised—a stunning island town that lies at the border of Canada and Minnesota—where she finds that an eager developer is planning a hydroelectric dam that will leave sacred land flooded and abandoned. Joining up with three other concerned residents, Angela fights the project, reconnecting with her ancestral roots as she does so. Harrowing, lyrical, and boldly incisive, Solar Storms is a powerful examination of the clashes between cultures and traumatic repercussions that have shaped American history.
Category: Fiction

Solar Storms

Author : Tobi Stanton Stewart
ISBN : 0823937097
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 31.69 MB
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Examines the characteristics and importance of the sun and how sunspots, solar wind, and solar storms affect the earth.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Disaster Preparedness For Emp Attacks And Solar Storms

Author : Arthur T. Bradley
ISBN : 1469941554
Genre : Reference
File Size : 88.88 MB
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What would happen if terrorists detonated a nuclear device high above the United States? What about if the Sun emitted a large coronal mass ejection that resulted in a damaging geomagnetic storm? In either case, electrical power could be lost for months. Shortages would quickly ensue-food, water, and fuel would disappear within days. Widespread panic and suffering would be unavoidable. Are you prepared for these large-scale disasters? This book will help you to prepare for two end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it (TEOTWAWKI) events: the EMP attack and the solar storm. Each threat is carefully studied with analyses of its likelihood and potential impacts on our nation's critical infrastructures. Practical preparations are outlined, including steps to meet the fourteen basic needs in the absence of modern utilities, and the use of Faraday cages and uninterruptible power supplies to protect personal electronics. Several techniques for constructing ad-hoc Faraday cages are presented. The shielding effectiveness of homemade Faraday cages is measured and compared, including metal garbage cans, foil-wrapped boxes, fire safes, static bags, ammo cans, and microwave ovens. Finally, a low-cost method of constructing a room-sized Faraday cage is presented.
Category: Reference

Solar Flare Survival

Author : Marc Remillard
ISBN : 1466421398
Genre : Science
File Size : 62.33 MB
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Solar Flare Survival We live only 8 light minutes from a massive, tumultuous, unpredictable star. The Sun provides us with the energy to sustain life on our planet, but that gift comes with a price. There has been more intense solar activity in the last 50 years than there has been in the past 11,000 years. As we approach the apexes of both the 11-year solar cycle and the longer Grand Solar Cycle, our Sun is continuing to produce increasingly destructive storms. A proton storm blasted from the Sun can travel as fast as 4 million miles per hour and have the energy of 100 billion atomic bombs. In the last 20 years we have witnessed solar storms powerful enough to destroy most of the electronics on our planet and impact human health. So far none of them have been pointed in our direction. We now know that the question is not if a major event will occur--But when? Solar Flare Survival first discusses what our scientists have learned so far about the Sun and how it affects our planet. Furthur chapters illustrate how the Sun can, and has in the past wreaked havoc on worldwide national power grids, spacecraft, and electronics. Key questions are discussed objectively drawing from some of the latest technology and current scientific studies. How do solar flares affect the human body? Can solar flares trigger earthquakes? Is a Faraday cage that has been designed to withstand a geomagnetic storm adequate for an EMP attack as well? Faraday cage theory, design and construction for the common man. Where to get current alerts and information about extreme space weather, and how to understand them.
Category: Science

Solar Storms And You Activity 9 A Soda Bottle Magnetometer

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ISBN : OCLC:49704981
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"A Soda Bottle Magnetometer" is activity nine of a middle school science workbook entitled "Solar Storms and You!" This experiment requires the student to build a magnetometer in order to monitor changes in the Earth's magnetic field. A list of the materials needed, the activity procedures, and tips for conducting the experiment are included. The 1998 NASA IMAGE/POETRY Teacher and Student Consortium developed the workbook.
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Storms From The Sun

Author : Michael J. Carlowicz
ISBN : 0309076420
Genre : Science
File Size : 69.22 MB
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Examines the emerging physical science of space weather and the impact the sun and solar storms have on Earth life.
Category: Science

Sunburned

Author : Jake Blake
ISBN : 9780985808112
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 32.95 MB
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In this international science-fiction adventure by Jake Blake, a massive solar flare and coronal mass ejection have erupted from the surface of the sun and are headed directly for the earth. In a few short hours, seven billion people will be forced to adapt to a world without electricity. Meet this rich cast of characters, including a New York hedge fund manager, a supermodel, a sailboat captain, a teen Internet sensation, a soldier, a farmer and three astronauts as they cope with the crisis and brace for the worst electromagnetic storm in 150 years.Follow the adventures of this exciting cast as they navigate large cities like New York and London, travel around the world in sailing yachts and space stations, visit exotic locations including Bermuda, China, Mecca, Afghanistan and Mumbai, and enjoy the comforts of small-town life in Toledo, Wash. For more information on "Sunburned," visit www.morganonlinemedia.com.
Category: Fiction

Solar Storms

Author : Sten Odenwald
ISBN : 1505941466
Genre : Science
File Size : 55.25 MB
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This is a companion guide to Odenwald's previous book, The 23rd Cycle: Learning to live with a stormy star. It is a fast-paced chronicle of over 2000 years of solar storms that have caused not only panic and fear, but have impacted virtually every technology that has been developed during the last 200 years including telegraphs, telephones, radio communications, satellite operations, the electrical power grid and human operations in space. Culled from thousands of newspaper headlines and stories since the early-1800s, this book gives a personal, human insight to the most dramatic 150 'space weather' events of the last few millennia. The Great 1859 Superstorm is recounted from a variety of diary entries and numerous newspaper stories from around the world.
Category: Science

Solar Flares

Author : Henry J. Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015017171805
Genre : Rayos solares
File Size : 90.84 MB
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Category: Rayos solares