Guide to the Sun (Paperback)
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Guide to the Sun (Paperback)

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Paperback 404 Pages / Published: 30/03/1995
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The Sun has been an object of scientific interest since the time of the ancient Greeks. The vast amounts of observational data acquired in recent years have led to a greatly improved knowledge of the physics of the Sun. With a minimum of technicalities, this book gives an account of what we now know about the Sun's interior, its surface and atmosphere, its relation to the solar system including the earth, and its relation to other stars. The way that solar power is being converted to useful forms of energy is explained. The book is aimed at anyone with a broad science background interested in learning about the latest developments in solar studies, from those at high-school level to the non-specialist professional.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521397889
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 245 x 168 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'... an excellent general account ...' The Times Higher Education Supplement
'This is a first class introduction.' New Scientist
'... it would not be amiss on the bookshelves of anyone with a professional or an amateur interest in the physical sciences.' Observatory
'... cor what a good one.' Astronomy Now
'The subject matter is fascinating ...'. Physics World
"The book is well written...it contains so much material that even professionals may find it a valuable summary...I can therefore recommmend it highly to both the interested outsider and the professional." Stephen M. White, Physics Today
"I have not seen a more complete work at this level." Gordon Bond, The Practical Observer
"Guide to the Sun does not get bogged down in the technical details of astrophysics but always reminds the reader of the grand view. As a guide and reference work, this book is quite good." Richard Hill, Sky & Telescope
"Overall, this book is a well-written and easily readable history of the development of knowledge about the sun, as well as a comprehensive reference work." George J. Flynn, Science Books & Films
"An excellent introduction to the sun that can easily be understood by anyone who is able to read Scientific American. It is more complete than most recent books on the subject, and includes a number of interesting topics not seen elsewhere. One of the best books on the subject in recent years, and a good choice for anyone wanting to learn about the sun." B.R. Parker, Choice
"...will be a helpful tool for high school students faced with the need to do research about the sun but unable to understand advanced astronomy textbooks." Book Report
"...as a general guide for those with a technical interest in solar astrophysics it has much to recommend it." John Gribbin, New Scientist
"The end result, accessible to a wide range of reader, is an excellent genreal account of the Sun, its properties and relationship to other stars, and the solar-terrestrial environment that it supports. Bernard Roberts, The Times Higher Education Supplement
"As a guide and reference work, this book is quite good." Richard Hill, Sky and Telescope

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