Solar Flares: What You Need to Know: A Special from Tarcher/Penguin [NOOK Book]

Overview

There is a force out there that could destroy our world in minutes. . . .


 
Solar flares?brief bursts of radiation from our sun?have always existed and have never been particularly dangerous. Nature hasn?t changed. But we have. By making our world so dependent on electricity delivered by huge, unprotected power grids we have inadvertently placed ...
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Solar Flares: What You Need to Know: A Special from Tarcher/Penguin

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Overview

There is a force out there that could destroy our world in minutes. . . .


 
Solar flares—brief bursts of radiation from our sun—have always existed and have never been particularly dangerous. Nature hasn’t changed. But we have. By making our world so dependent on electricity delivered by huge, unprotected power grids we have inadvertently placed humanity at terrible risk. As bestselling author Whitley Strieber explores in this urgent new work, a powerful solar flare could demolish our electrical delivery system, wiping away centuries of civilization in minutes and drastically changing our world.

Such a scenario is altogether plausible—and it is the single most dangerous single thing that could happen to our civilization, more dangerous than the most massive earthquake or volcano, more dangerous than climate change, more dangerous even than nuclear war. What is worse, solar flares of a now-dangerous intensity are not all that uncommon; and not only that, our electrical and electronic infrastructure is becoming so extensive, and thus so fragile, that smaller and smaller solar flares can pose more and more serious hazards.

Due to the astonishing unwillingness of power companies to cooperate, good programs that would make us safer, and that are supported by both political parties, have been routinely prevented from being enacted.

In Solar Flares: What You Need to Know, Strieber reveals the dangers behind solar flares, tracks the disastrous damage they could cause, surveys what they would do to our world in the here-and-now, and explains what nations and individuals must do to prepare for them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101616338
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1
  • Sales rank: 709,366
  • File size: 467 KB

Meet the Author

Whitley Strieber
Whitley Strieber is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels and nonfiction works, including Communion, The Key, and The Coming Global Superstorm, which was made into the feature film The Day After Tomorrow. He lives in California.
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  • Posted March 29, 2013

    A must for all electricity users!

    This book was well written and pointed out the dangers our electricity dependant society needs to hear. It gives us time to act before the next BIG ONE hits us. Will we react in time?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Settles in to sleep

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