“Our Explosive Sun – A Visual Feast of Our Source of Light and Life” by Pål Brekke
“Our Explosive Sun includes 143 color illustrations and photos of the Sun, several of which were made especially for the book and have never been published before. Additional material, available via Springer Extras, includes a large number of animations and video material. A PowerPoint presentation of the book is a useful resource for teachers.”
More info, electronic version and sample pages:
From what the preview pages show, it is a gorgeous book. It looks to be perfect for stimulating young minds with ‘clean’ science (without the hidden agenda and enviro-guilt that seems to pervade so many popular science books these days). From Dr Brekke’s own website (www.solarmax.no/Aurora/Book.html) here is a selection of images/pages:
When I saw the term “Greenhouse Effect” in the index I had a slight moment of panic – it wouldn’t be the first time I’ve been asked to highlight something with a warmist agenda, but I needn’t have worried – Dr Brekke uses the term in its original sense:
“Gas and particles in the atmosphere contribute to the natural greenhouse effect. The atmosphere allows visible light from the sun to penetrate down to the ground but traps the outgoing infrared light. This is the mechanism that maintains a comfortable average temperature here on Earth.” (page 104)
In fact Dr Brekke, a Norwegian solar physicist and Senior Advisor at the Norwegian Space Centre (the national space agency in Norway) has been an outspoken critic of the IPCC and Al Gore, and was ‘almost bullied’ for questioning the factual basis of the claim that carbon dioxide is causing dramatic climate change.
“I personally think that it was wrong that he should get it. He has run and contributed to climate hysteria. There are some factual errors in the film. Therefore, I believe that it is wrong that the film has been used uncritically in teaching in schools. I know that teachers who wanted to present climate problems more nuanced, have been denied this.”
So come on all you parents, grandparents, teachers and school governors – let’s make sure this book gets a place in classrooms and on children’s bookshelves (after you’ve grabbed a copy for yourselves of course).