The Sun from Space
2nd ed. 2009
By (author) Kenneth R. Lang
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Sun from Space by Kenneth R. Lang
Book DescriptionThe First Edition of The Sun from Space, completed in 1999, focused on the early accomplishments of three solar spacecraft, SOHO, Ulysses, and Yohkoh, primarily during a minimum in the Sun's 11-year cycle of magnetic activity. The comp- hensive Second Edition includes the main ndings of these three spacecraft over an entire activity cycle, including two minima and a maximum, and discusses the signi cant results of six more solar missions. Four of these, the Hinode, RHESSI, STEREO, and TRACE missions were launched after the First Edition was either nished or nearly so, and the other two, the ACE and Wind spacecraft, extend our investigations from the Sun to its varying input to the Earth. The Second Edition does not contain simple updates or cosmetic patch ups to the material in the First Edition. It instead contains the relevant discoveries of the past decade, integrated into chapters completely rewritten for the purpose. This provides a fresh perspective to the major topics of solar enquiry, written in an enjoyable, easily understood text accessible to all readers, from the interested layperson to the student or professional.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783540769521
(235mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Kenneth R. Lang
Life and Death of Stars, Hardback (March 2013)
Explains how stars are born, how they evolve and their ultimate fates, for a broad general audience.
Cambridge Guide to the Solar System, Hardback (March 2011)
With full color images, this classic reference is brought up-to-date, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in planetary science.
Parting the Cosmic Veil, Hardback (September 2006)» View all books by Kenneth R. Lang
This book describes our gradual awareness of a vast, previously concealed Universe. It is a story of expanding horizons and the discovery of invisible worlds. The book includes line drawings, and the perceptions of artists, poets and writers.
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