Pål Brekke: THE HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

Historien om nordlyset
Published by Polarmax, 2018

Watching the northern lights or “aurora borealis” dancing overhead on a clear winter night is one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring sights that the natural world can offer. They differ from all other light phenomena by exhibiting an amazing variety of colours, structures, and movements. For people who have caught a glimpse of the northern lights will the sight often leaves memories for a lifetime.

This book explain the mechanisms behind the northern lights, and how we can predict when and where we can see them.

There have been hundreds of stories and theories to explain these celestial lights, which we now know as the northern lights. Today we know that the northern lights are caused by charged particles from the Sun. This book describe this fascinating phenomenon from myths to modern research and science, illustrated by a number of captivating images.  158 pages. 140 images. Format 21×26 cm.

Dr Pål Brekke received a PhD in 1993 from the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo.  He has worked for the European Space Agency at NASA. He currently works at the Norwegian Space Centre. He has received prizes like ESA´s´Exceptional Achievement Award in 2002 and Laurels for Team Achievements from the International Academy of Astronautics in 2003.

Dr. Brekke has written several popular science books about the Sun and the Northern Lights, that are translated into many languages. He has recently produced the international award-winning documentary «The Northern Lights – a Magic Experience”, available in a number of languages. He is also an international recognized lecturer.

 

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Maria Parr: THE GOALIE AND THE SEA

Keeperen og havet
Published by Samlaget 2017

‘Who normally plays in goal?’
My jaw dropped. How could he possibly not know? Everybody in the area knew that Lena was the goalie in the boys’ team. She stepped into the circle wearing her goalkeeper’s gloves and looked up defiantly at the man in the black tracksuit.
‘Me.’
‘Is that it?’

The arrival of a new football coach means dark clouds are looming over twelve-year-old Lena Lid’s goalkeeping career. In the house next door, Trille is wondering how to impress the ladies. Meanwhile, as ever, Grandpa is out at sea, looking for the biggest catch of all time and trying not to worry about getting old.

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Maria Parr: WAFFLE HEART

Cover of 'Waffle Heart'Vaffelhjarte
Published by Samlaget, 2005

One thing Trille knows for sure: that his great aunt makes the world’s best waffles. He is sure, too, that Knert-Mathilde is a wonderful place in which to live – and that his neighbour, Lena Lid, is his best friend. But he is anything but sure that he is her best friend. And when Lena asks him exactly why he wants a father, although he has one, Trille isn’t sure about that, either.

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