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Solar Cataclysm: How the Sun Shaped the Past and What We Can Do to Save Our Future

By: Lawrence E Joseph (Author)


Hardback | Oct 2012 | #201809 | ISBN-13: 9780062061928
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The connection between solar activity and human history has been largely untold. With an engaging voice and never before seen research, bestselling author Lawrence Joseph offers evidence that changes in the sun's behavior not only provoke shifts in the climate, but also disrupt our personal lives, determine the course of history, and shape our destiny.

More importantly, the sun continues to communicate with us and change our daily lives, and in 2012 scientists predict one of the greatest solar activity years in history, which could have a huge impact on our world. Connecting current research in solar physics to biology, politics, and culture, Solar Cataclysm: How the Sun Shaped the Past and What We Can Do to Save Our Future will force us to rethink our understanding of human history.

According to Joseph, spikes in solar output have been correlated with drops in the stock market, and the Vikings would not have discovered North America if fluctuations in solar activity hadn't melted the formerly ice-choked North Atlantic. The sun does more than influence our climate and help plants grow. Solar activity is at the root of all that we know, and it soon could be the cause of major disasters if we don't start taking heed of its lessons.

"Joseph's argument is provocative food for thought for science readers."
- Publishers Weekly

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Lawrence E. Joseph has authored a number of bestselling books, on a wide variety of topics including most recently, Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilization's End. Joseph has written on international science, nature, politics and business for publications including The New York Times, Discover, and Currently he blogs for the Huffington Post. He has given more than 500 film, television, radio and print interviews on the subject of solar EMP and other Sun-Earth phenomena. His websites, and, have recorded more than one million unique visitors and 25 million hits. His viral videos have amassed more than 4 million plays on YouTube, Myspace, and AOL Video.

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