Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: This is a well conceived book, written by an experienced researcher and writer who has a gift for concise explanation and clear imagery. It is also timely. Zirker presents the results of modern solar physics in a form appealing to the intelligent lay reader just as we are going through solar maximum. His book may become the standard popular reference on the sun for the next decade. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Jack Zirker takes us on an imaginary voyage from the center of the sun to its surface, showing us how sunlight is made and finally following the sun's energy to the far reaches of the solar system. Along the way, he introduces the basic processes at work in our nearest star and the exciting answers solar scientists are finding to problems that have long perplexed astronomers.
Journey from the Center of the Sun describes how theory and practice are coming together to provide a new understanding of this old star. At this moment, solar physicists are collecting the best observations ever obtained about the sun's interior and dynamic atmosphere, while a new breed of theorists is interpreting these data using computer simulations. Zirker reports on cutting-edge advances and looks at the tough questions solar physicists are beginning to crack. How can we account for the solar wind that causes the sun to lose mass at an astonishing rate? Where have all the neutrinos gone? How does the sun generate magnetic sunspots, and why does it have a sunspot cycle? What causes a solar flare to explode? How does the sun affect the earth's climate? What is a sunquake?
For the armchair astronomer or the student of astrophysics, this book provides an unusually complete picture of solar physics today.
"This book surveys solar astronomy, treating all parts of the sun from the inside out. It highlights how much interesting research is going on about the sun and is illustrated with a wide variety of examples."--Jay Pasachoff, Williams College
"This is a well conceived book, written by an experienced researcher and writer who has a gift for concise explanation and clear imagery. It is also timely. Zirker presents the results of modern solar physics in a form appealing to the intelligent lay reader just as we are going through solar maximum. His book may become the standard popular reference on the sun for the next decade."--Larry Marschall, author of Supernova Story
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 0691057818 Top edge of pages dirty, wear to DJ edges and corners, 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SKU20155557
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press December 2001, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. ~Pelican Bay Books is a real, family-owned bookstore perched on the edge of the Salish Sea in Anacortes, Washington since 1992. Customer satisfaction is our first priority and we respond to all inquiries promptly. Books are generally shipped the same or next business day and include tracking. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 83521
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 2001. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP11360367
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press 2001-12-01, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 0691057818. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 509751