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Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets

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Shows the many connections between the human body and the world around it, from microbes to the starsExplains the impermanence of the human body and of the world in which we live, and how cycles of creation and destruction maintain our bodyMakes accessible complex conceptsEnriches chapters with quotes and human interest storiesAll chapters end with a listing of key points

Author: Schrijver Karel
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780198835912
Cover: Paperback
Edition Number: 1
Release Year: 2019

1: The Illusion of Permanence

2: Dying to Live

3: Countering Wear and Tear

4: Food for Thought

5: Basking in Solar Energy

6: The Human Elements

7: Cycles of Change

8: Infant Atoms

9: The Origin of Elements

10: Cosmic Rays and Galactic Ecology

11: Tails in the Wind

12: A Magnetic Heartbeat

13: Building a Home

14: Stardust in Flux

Karel Schrijver, is a stellar astrophysicist specialized in the study of the Sun and the space around it, stellar magnetism and its impacts on the environments of planets, and space weather. He was lead scientist and Principal Investigator on two of NASA's scientific spacecraft studying the Sun: TRACE and the Solar Dynamics Observatory. He (co-)authored over 200 research publications and articles. He wrote a textbook on solar and stellar magnetism, was lead editor on the five-volume series of Heliophysics books, and co-authored a popular science book entitled Living with the Stars (OUP, 2015) about the connections between the human body, the Earth, the planets, and the stars.

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