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9. Magnetism on Earth and in space

9. Magnetism on Earth and in space  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778117
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0009
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chapter
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9780199601202
‘Magnetism on Earth and in space’ considers why the Earth behaves as a magnet, how the Earth's magnetism protects us from deadly cosmic radiation, and also describes the magnetism in ... More
2. Unlimited energy?

2. Unlimited energy?  

Claudio Tuniz

in Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.003.0002
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9780199692422
‘Unlimited energy?’ shows that the Earth produces a vast amount of energy through natural radiation. Geothermal power generation can harness this energy and 40 countries in Africa, Central ... More
2. The Earth as a magnet

2. The Earth as a magnet  

Stephan Blundell

in Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778117
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199601202
In the field of magnetism no-one made a bigger contribution to the importance of rational deduction and experimental testing than William Gilbert. ‘The Earth as a magnet’ discusses his ... More
2. How empty is an atom?

2. How empty is an atom?  

Frank Close

in Nothing: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777004
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199225866.003.0002
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9780199225866
‘How empty is an atom?’ explains how even ‘empty’ space is filled with forces. Atoms are not the ultimate particle: they are nearly all empty space. This space is filled with electric and ... More
7. Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth

7. Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth  

Claudio Tuniz

in Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.003.0007
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9780199692422
‘Tracing the origin and the evolution of Earth’ outlines some of the key chapters in the history of the Earth where radioactivity and radiation play a critical role. It starts with the Big ... More
5. Making and breaking nuclei

5. Making and breaking nuclei  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
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Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0005
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9780198718635
‘Making and breaking nuclei’ describes the process by which the atomic elements came to be in the early universe. The heat energy in the big bang, some 13.7 billion years ago, converted ... More
2. Rocky planets

2. Rocky planets  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0003
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9780199573509
‘Rocky planets’ looks at the terrestrial planets Earth, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and also Earth's satellite, the Moon. What lies at the core of a terrestrial planet? What surrounds the ... More
5. Solar impacts on Earth

5. Solar impacts on Earth  

Philip Judge

in The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191871269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198832690.003.0005
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9780198832690
‘Solar impacts on earth’ focuses on space weather—rapidly changing conditions in the earth’s ionosphere and above. The Sun’s natural tendency to emit variable high energy radiation causes ... More
The Sun: A Very Short Introduction

The Sun: A Very Short Introduction  

Philip Judge

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
eISBN: 
9780191871269
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198832690.001.0001
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book
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9780198832690
The Sun: A Very Short Introduction explores the science, structure, origins, workings, and future evolution of the Sun and solar physics, and its impact on life on earth. What ... More
Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction

Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction  

Claudio Tuniz

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778391
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199692422.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199692422
Radioactivity: A Very Short Introduction explains radioactivity and discusses its fundamental role in nature. Radioactivity remains misunderstood and feared perhaps because ... More
Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction

Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen J. Blundell

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778117
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199601202.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780199601202
Magnetism: A Very Short Introduction explains the mysteries and importance of magnetism. For centuries magnetism has been used for various exploits: as a great healer, a ... More
2. How the Sun survives

2. How the Sun survives  

Andrew King

in Stars: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778155
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199602926.003.0002
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9780199602926
Two facts are central to our existence: the Sun radiates vast amounts of energy into space and the Sun's gravity keeps the Earth in an orbit that we complete every year. With only a few ... More
1. The Solar System

1. The Solar System  

David A. Rothery

in Planets: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2010
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777622
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199573509.003.0002
Item type: 
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ISBN: 
9780199573509
‘The Solar System’ investigates how long people have been aware of the planets, when planets were first identified, when their distance from Earth was first estimated, and how. What is a ... More

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