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The sun and the welfare of man

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Abbot, Charles Greeley
The sun and the welfare of man
(Smithsonian Science Series, Volume 2)
Smithsonian institution series, inc., 1938

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Contents

Smithsonian Scientific Series

Spectrum

[Title page] The sun and the welfare of man

Contents

Illustrations

The sun

Chapter I: Why study the sun?, pp. 1-9

Chapter II: From shore to desert mountains, measuring sun rays, pp. 10-40 ff.

Chapter III: The ends of the Earth, the sun, and the weather, pp. 41-73

Chapter IV: Measuring instruments for solar rays, pp. 74-97

Chapter V: The atmosphere. What has it to do with solar radiation?, pp. 98-120

Chapter VI: A day in the field, pp. 121-137

Chapter VII: Solar variation and weather, pp. 138-171

Chapter VIII: A solar observatory among Hottentots, pp. 172-193

Chapter IX: Harnessing the sun, pp. 194-222

Chapter X: Sun rays, plants and animals, pp. 223-241

Chapter XI: Does the Sun make other worlds habitable?, pp. 242-253

Chapter XII: The landscape of the sun, pp. 254-264

Chapter XIII: Eclipses, pp. 265-286

Chapter XIV: Our sun a variable star, pp. 287-301

Appendix: The A B C of light and radiation, pp. 302-318

New solar utilities, pp. 319-338

Index, pp. 339-342


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