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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun

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Publisher Comments:

Comprehensive, authoritative and full-colour reference source for anyone interested in our Sun.

Book News Annotation:

Students and astronomers who can handle some chemical and mathematical notation will find that the text is actually quite enjoyable reading—not to mention the great images from SOHO (the SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory). Lang (astronomy, Tufts University) has a charming way of using simple questions (e.g., "what makes the sun shine?") to draw readers into his discussions of the sun's physical characteristics, its place in the Milky Way, the mystery of solar neutrinos, helioseismology, the magnetic solar atmosphere, solar flares and winds, geomagnetic storms and terrestrial auroras, and ground- and space-based observations. A glossary is appended.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Comprehensive, authoritative and full-colour reference source for anyone interested in our Sun.

Synopsis:

The Sun is our powerhouse, sustaining life on Earth. It energizes our planet and fuels the engine of life. Its warmth drives our weather, lifting water from the seas and producing winds that drive clouds over the continents. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun is a fundamental, up-to-date reference source of information about the Sun, from basic material to detailed concepts. The many full-color figures and photographs throughout the book help to make all the information highly accessible.

About the Author

Kenneth R. Lang is Professor of Astronomy at Tufts University.

Table of Contents

Part I. The Sun's Domain: Part II. The Sun as a Star: Part III. What Makes the Sun Shine?: Part IV. Inside the Sun: Part V. The Magnetic Solar Atmosphere: Part VI. The Explosive Sun: Part VII. The Sun's Winds: Part VIII. The Sun's Impact on Earth: Part IX. Observing the Sun.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521780933
Author:
Lang, Kenneth R.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Sun
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Sun--Encyclopedias
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
103-200
Publication Date:
20010831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
87 b/w illus. 84 colour illus. 41 tables
Pages:
268
Dimensions:
10.84x8.80x.89 in. 2.61 lbs.

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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun
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"Synopsis" by , Comprehensive, authoritative and full-colour reference source for anyone interested in our Sun.
"Synopsis" by , The Sun is our powerhouse, sustaining life on Earth. It energizes our planet and fuels the engine of life. Its warmth drives our weather, lifting water from the seas and producing winds that drive clouds over the continents. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Sun is a fundamental, up-to-date reference source of information about the Sun, from basic material to detailed concepts. The many full-color figures and photographs throughout the book help to make all the information highly accessible.
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