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"The latest entry in the Greenwood Guides to the Universe series explores the Sun and observes that while it is ordinary in the context of a star in the universe, its proximity to the earth has generated significant advances in the study of astronomy and physics. Alexander (astrophysics, Rice U.) explores the Sun's roles as a timekeeper and mythological entity before
providing scientific data on its surface, magnetism, atmosphere and climate. Appendices include interesting facts about the Sun and a glossary of terms so that novice and advanced students, as well as general readers, can appreciate the content."
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"Alexander (astrophysics, Rice Univ.) writes in a manner that is accessible to amateurs. However, the depth and breadth of this title is such that it will satisfy even the most serious amateur astronomers and science enthusiasts, while at the same time providing less serious readers enough practical information about the effects of solar phenomena on everyday life. Overall, The Sun is an excellent choice for popular science libraries as well as individual astronomy collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels of undergraduate students and general readers."