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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

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

 

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Interplanetary Dynamical Processes by E.N. Parker – 1963

 

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

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Cosmic Plasma by H. Alfven – 1981

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

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

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Letter from Gene Parker to Alex Dessler – Parker-letter

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