N. Pushkov, B. Silkin – The Quiet Sun
More Mir. 1968. From the inside cover (maybe it rhymes in Russian?) :
How can events 150 million
kilometres away affect us here on earth?
But if you ever have complained
of poor radio reception, if the compass
needle has ever gone
wrong, if you have ever wondered
what has happened to the
weather, the trouble most likely
has to be sought at this great distance.
Blame it all on the sun.
This book is an account
of that great world-wide undertaking-
the international Quiet SunYear-
in which scientists
of over 60 countries participated.
Following the International
Geographical Year, it disclosed
many secrets about our luminary.
Everyone who wants
to learn more about our sun
and how it affects the planet we live on
should read this book.