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Description - Guide to the Sun by Kenneth J. H. Phillips

The Sun has been an object of scientific interest since the time of the ancient Greeks. The vast amounts of observational data acquired in recent years have led to a greatly improved knowledge of the physics of the Sun. With a minimum of technicalities, this book gives an account of what we now know about the Sun's interior, its surface and atmosphere, its relation to the solar system including the earth, and its relation to other stars. The way that solar power is being converted to useful forms of energy is explained. The book is aimed at anyone with a broad science background interested in learning about the latest developments in solar studies, from those at high-school level to the non-specialist professional.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521397889
ISBN-10: 052139788X
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 174mm x 22mm)
Pages: 404
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kenneth J. H. Phillips

Professor Kenneth Phillips is Research Fellow at Mullard Space Science Laboratory, University College London, and specialises in solar physics and X-ray and ultraviolet spectroscopy. He is the author of Guide to the Sun (Cambridge University Press 1992, paperback edition 1995) and nearly 250 research papers. Most recently he held a National Research Council Senior Research Associateship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and he has worked for 25 years at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. He is Honorary Professor at Queen's University, Belfast. His next book Ultraviolet and X-ray Spectroscopy of the Solar Atmosphere, with Uri Feldman and Enrico Landi, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2008.