This illustrated book introduces the Sun, its physics, and its impact on life here on Earth. Using the most recent results based on radio telescope and satellite observations, the author describes the Sun's awesome nuclear energy processes, its mysterious neutrino flux, its seismic activity, its magnetic fields and sunspots, its corona, solar flares and prominences, the solar wind, and the hugely important and multifaceted role of sunlight in both sustaining and endangering life on Planet Earth.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG ISBN: 9783540587781 Number of pages: 298 Weight: 1205 g Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 22 mm Edition: 1995. Corr. 2nd Printing ed.
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