Sun, Earth and Sky

Sun, Earth and Sky

by KennethR.Lang (Author)


Written in a light and friendly style, this lavishly illustrated book introduces the Sun and its physics, and describes all aspects of the Sun's interaction with us on Earth. The second edition of this book updates the popular text by providing comprehensive accounts of the most recent discoveries made by five modern solar spacecraft during the past decade. It contains a number of images never before seen in print. Breakthrough observations with the underground Sudbury Neutrino Observatory are also included. The new edition further provides modern interpretations of ozone depletion and global warming.



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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Edition: 2nd ed.
Publisher: Springer
Published: 13 Sep 2006

ISBN 10: 0387304568
ISBN 13: 9780387304564

Media Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

The second edition follows the first in its approach to topics but has been brought up to date - most especially by reviewing the results from five modern solar spacecraft and from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. ... I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in how the Sun works and behaves and how that in turn impinges upon the Earth and our life here. (C. R. Kitchin, Astronomy Now, April 2007)

Lang's revision of his first edition ... includes significant new material such as results from recent theoretical calculations, spectacular images of the sun from satellites such as TRACE and SOHO, and a clear overview of the apparent solution of the `solar neutrino problem.' ... Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. (T. Barker, CHOICE, Vol. 44 (9), May, 2007)

Author Bio

Professor Lang has written several books about the Sun, as well as widely used reference works in astronomy and astrophysics. He has carried out radio observations of the active Sun with the Very Large Array in support of the SOHO spacecraft, teaches an extremely popular introductory course about the Sun to Tufts University students with non-scientific majors, and has served for two years as Visiting Senior Scientist in Solar Physics at NASA Headquarters.