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The Alex Dessler Library

These books are part of a collection in the Alex Dessler Library that is physically located at LASP, University of Colorado, Boulder. Alex Dessler has donated them so that they can be enjoyed by space physicists interested in the history of the subject. We will be scanning some of the pages to highlight their contents.

 The Polar Aurora by Carl Stormer – 1955







   Physics of Fully Ionized Gases by Lyman Spitzer, Jr – 1962







Interplanetary Dynamical Processes by E.N. Parker – 1963


Parker-Interplanetary Dynamic Processes




Cosmic Electrodynamics by H. Alfven & C-G Falthammar – 1963

Alfven-Cosmic Electro-Dynamics





Cosmic Plasma by H. Alfven – 1981

Alfven-Cosmic Plasma





Origins of Magnetospheric Physics by J.A. Van Allen – 1983

VanAllen-Magnetospheric Physics





Conversations on electric and magnetic fields in the cosmos by E.N. Parker – 2007


Letter from Gene Parker to Alex Dessler – Parker-letter


Alex Dessler with Fran Bagenal when she his library in College Station, TX (Nov 2018)