Guide to the Sun / Edition 1

Guide to the Sun / Edition 1

by Kenneth J. H. Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 052139788X

ISBN-13: 9780521397889

Pub. Date: 03/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The sun has been an object of fascination and scientific interest to humans since the time of the ancient Greeks. With minimum technical language, this book gives an account of what we now know about the sun's interior, its surface and atmosphere, its role in our solar system, and its relation to other stars. The ways that solar power is being converted to useful…  See more details below

Overview

The sun has been an object of fascination and scientific interest to humans since the time of the ancient Greeks. With minimum technical language, this book gives an account of what we now know about the sun's interior, its surface and atmosphere, its role in our solar system, and its relation to other stars. The ways that solar power is being converted to useful forms of energy are also explained. The book is aimed at anyone interested in learning about the latest developments in solar studies, from those at high-school level to the nonspecialist professional.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521397889
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1. History of solar observation: from sun worship to the space age; 2. Solar interior; 3. The solar photosphere; 4. The solar chromosphere; 5. The solar corona; 6. The active Sun; 7. The Sun and the solar system; 8. The Sun and other stars; 9. Solar energy; 10. Observing the Sun; Epilogue; Glossary; Appendices: physical and astronomical constants finding the heliographic co-ordinates of a sunspot; Bibliography.

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