"The scientific detective work investigating the structure and activity of the Sun is a mystery story that should not be missed. 'Nature's Third Cycle' is an outstanding account of the case, carrying the reader from the first discoveries through the numerous stages of the puzzle to the latest results on the magnetic cycle of activity." - Eugene Parker, University of Chicago
"This is a highly engaging and informative account of the fascinating discoveries that have been made about the nature of the Sun and its spots, enlivened by the often colourful characters who have striven to understand it, and woven together with the author's personal story which is honestly told and frequently moving." - Stephen Blundell, University of Oxford
"No astrophysical process other than the solar cycle has left massive footprints on our living environment. Arnab tells many stories about eminent astrophysicists, their personal lives and their ceaseless striving for new understanding and scientific truth. The tales about his supervisor, the giant Eugene Parker and his own scientific career are so vivid and engaging with his own style - frank, honest, enthusiastic and ready for scientific debate." - Jingxiu Wang, National Astronomical Observations, Chinese Academy of Science
"Our Sun influences the climate and space environment of the Earth in profound ways. In his wonderful popular book on science, Choudhuri describes the history and current understanding of the sunspot cycle, and skilfully weaves in the tale of his own career with its hopes and fears, difficulties and joys." - Eric Priest, St Andrews University
"... makes compulsive reading. Arnab Rai Choudhuri has succeeded in producing an interesting and instructive book. He writes in an engaging style and his own personal tale will carry readers through the scientific details." Nigel Weiss, University of Cambridge
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