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Cosmic Rays

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674418219

Publication Date: 05/05/1989

160 pages



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We are constantly exposed to a thin rain of highly energetic, potentially harmful charged particles called cosmic rays, which emanate from extraterrestrial sources. Friedlander describes the history of cosmic rays and how they are identified… There are no other recent books on this subject for the lay person. Well organized, well written, informative, and interesting, this book is a worthy addition to anyone’s library.—Reuben Benumof, Science Books and Films

Where do cosmic rays come from? What effect do they have on our planet and on biological life? What do they tell us about our universe, the solar system, and the earth? To answer these and many other questions, Friedlander [provides] a fascinating glimpse into a science that has become a major field of modern research… For those interested in a serious, lay discussion of twentieth-century science, this is essential.Library Journal

After studying Michael Friedlander’s very readable book I’ve become aware of how much of our present knowledge of the universe was gainer through research into cosmic rays… I found the book informative and enjoyable and would recommend it to anyone who wants to know some basic astrophysics.—Stephen Perry, British Astronomical Association

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