There are several billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
One of them is the middle-aged G2V yellow dwarf that rules our lives. The Sun Today discusses the Sun's appearance and composition, its internal workings, and the various kinds of radiation it emits, and it puts forward a novel explanation for coronal heating.
The book draws on the findings of telescopic observation, space missions, and technical and theoretical advances in many fields, and shows why we need to know more if we are to understand and manage our foothold in the Universe. From the reviews of other books by Claudio Vita-Finzi:The Sun - A User's Manual (2008)....this, jargon-free, concise, beautifully illustrated and eminently readable book ... D.W. Hughes, Times Literary Supplement Solar History (2013)....a book that is supremely informative, intensely stimulating and enjoyable to read... Ian Seymour, Astronomy Now A History of the Solar System (2016)...there is a huge amount of useful information in this book that would benefit anyone who needed more detail than is available in a typical popular science title. Brian Clegg, Popular Science
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 111 pages, 70 Tables, color; 67 Illustrations, color; 3 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 111 p. 7
- Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
- Publication Date: 28/12/2018
- Category: Solar system: the Sun & planets
- ISBN: 9783030040789