HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Die Sonne : Der Stern, um den sich alles…
Loading...

Die Sonne : Der Stern, um den sich alles dreht (2010) (original 2010; edition 2012)

by Richard (1947-) Cohen (Author)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
122598,704 (3.21)5
Member:birder4106
Title:Die Sonne : Der Stern, um den sich alles dreht (2010)
Authors:Richard (1947-) Cohen (Author)
Info:Arche Verlag (2012), Gebundene Ausgabe, 688 Seiten
Collections:Non-Fiction, Read but unowned
Rating:***1/2
Tags:Sachbuch, Astronomie, Physik, Geschichte, @LGB, !HC, 2012

Work details

Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life by Richard Cohen (2010)

None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 5 mentions

English (4)  German (1)  All languages (5)
Showing 4 of 4
An epic story indeed. This book was too big for bedtime so I left it in the living room and read a chapter or a few pages when I felt like it. The best chapters were brilliant - and I can imagine that all the chapters were good but that for each individual different chapters might be the ones to spark the imagination because it covers so many different areas - science, history, culture, art, religion (to name a few!). ( )
  Ma_Washigeri | Jun 17, 2014 |
Interesting framework and a broad reach of ideas that is enjoyable to read. ( )
  j3745 | Feb 6, 2014 |
Richard Cohen brings huge amounts of commitment, passion and verve to his subject and this shines through on every page. He has researched and written about every aspect of the Sun - historical, artistic, literary, scientific - and has ensured none of his research has been left out of this book.

Reading Chasing the Sun is like reading every web page ever written in one Wikipedia article. There is interesting information on every page and we are often taken down little off-piste runs that are just too fascinating to miss. Cohen wants to tell us everything and give his view on it, but he is definitely stronger on the arts than the sciences.

I think this bok ultimately tels us more about Cohen and his slightly mad obsession than it does about the subject. This is a fascinating and informative read, but eventualy overpowering if you sit in its glare for too long. Just like the Sun. ( )
  pierthinker | Mar 15, 2011 |
This long look at the sun is quite interesting in sections on culture, religion, history, and art. It's considerably weaker when covering science, unfortunately, hitting bottom with an embarrassing chapter on climate change. ( )
  wanack | Dec 24, 2010 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Original title
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Information from the German Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
My goal was to get to the top of Mount Fuji in time to see the Sun rise on June 21, the summer solstice of 2005.
Quotations
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

Presents a chronicle of humanity's historical, mythological and scientific relationship with the sun, drawing on various world cultures to explore such topics as the religious beliefs of Ancient Egypt, Galileo's early discoveries of sun spots and the modern world's efforts to address global warming.… (more)

(summary from another edition)

» see all 3 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
15 wanted2 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.21)
0.5
1
1.5 1
2 1
2.5 2
3 1
3.5 4
4 2
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 92,769,978 books! | Top bar: Always visible