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From the PublisherPhysics of the Sun indeed starts as a ‘first course’ with a discussion of the sun’s global properties which can be easily observed and quantified. Very skillfully this information is used for a phenomenological description of the sun as observed from the earth. … very clear and easy to read. It is full of interesting bits of information … The quality of the paper, the print, and the book as a whole is very good. As far as the scope is concerned, it is clearly written for undergraduate students, but also accessible for non-students with some understanding of physics and mathematics. Style-wise, however, the book is a nice read also for experts and can thus be recommended without constraint.
—Contemporary Physics, Volume 52, Issue 3, 2011
… the scope of core physics that can be taught with the Sun as an illuminating vehicle is impressive … . For colleagues interested enough to think a bit more about this possibility or immediately keen to try, Mullan’s book is an excellent starting place. … this is a very useful book with lots of nice details supported by accessible calculations. … The idea of teaching general physics through the Sun, in both senses of the word, is surely a promising one.
—James L. Collett, Reviews, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2010