In this post, we will see the book The Quiet Sun by N. Pushkov and B. Silkin.
About the book:
How can events 150 million kilometres away affect us here on earth? But if you have ever complained of poor radio reception, if the compass needle has ever gone wrong, if you have ever wondered what has happened to the weather, the trouble most likely has to be sought at this great distance. Blame it all on the sun. This book is an account of that great world-wide undertaking— the International Quiet Sun Year— in which scientists of over 60 countries participated. Following the International Geophysical Year, it disclosed many secrets about our luminary. Everyone who wants to learn more about our sun and how it affects the planet we live on should read this book.
The book was translated from the Russian by George Yankovsky and was published by Mir in 1968.
FROM SUN-WORSHIP TO KNOWLEDGE 7
OUR OWN STAR 12
A DISCOVERY WITH A STRANGE HISTORY 14
THE PROJECT AND ITS OUTLINE 41
WE LIVE ON AN ENORMOUS MAGNET 56
WORLD-WIDE MAGNETIC SURVEY 94
EARTH CURRENTS 103
HERALDS FROM DISTANT WORLDS 108
THE INVISIBLE BELTS OF THE EARTH 134
WHEN THE SKY IS ON FIRE 153
INVISIBLE CELESTIAL LIGHT 173
THE IONOSPHERE 182
ATMOSPHERICS—CHILD OF THUNDERSTORMS 208
DOES THE SUN MAKE THE WEATHER? 212
GALILEO: “PROVANDO E RIPROVANDO” 235
THE FINDINGS OF THE IQSY ARE OPEN TO THE WHOLE WORLD 239