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Nearest star : the surprising science of our sun

Author: L Golub; Jay M Pasachoff
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"How did the Sun evolve, and what will it become? What is the origin of its light and heat? How does solar activity affect the atmospheric conditions that make life on Earth possible? These are the questions at the heart of solar physics, and at the core of this book. The Sun is the only star near enough to study in sufficient detail to provide rigorous tests of our theories and to help us understand the more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: L Golub; Jay M Pasachoff
ISBN: 9781107052659 1107052653 9781107672642 1107672643
OCLC Number: 855909918
Description: xvi, 297 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The sun --
The once and future sun --
What we see : the solar disk --
What we don't see --
Eclipses --
Space missions --
Between fire and ice --
Space weather.
Responsibility: Leon Golub, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Jay M. Pasachoff, Williams College.

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An authoritative and readable introduction to the Sun, our nearest star, from two experienced astronomers, for general science readers.  Read more...

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Review of the first edition: 'In Nearest Star, two of the world's leading solar scientists give us a fascinating and informative account of our sun as a star ... Golub and Pasachoff do not simply Read more...

 
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