THE CAMBRIDGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE SUN

Kenneth R. Lang, Author . Cambridge Univ. $49.95 (268p) ISBN 978-0-521-78093-3

Armed with abundant data amassed via the Very Large Array radio telescope and "modern spacecraft," Lang (Astrophysical Data) of Tufts University embarked solo on this dense resource volume. Geared toward "anyone with a scientific interest in the Sun," the book is thick with equations, conversion tables, charts of spectral flux, etc. Answers to questions like "Why does the human eye respond just to visible light?" quickly depart the lay realm. Photos. (July)

Reviewed on: 06/25/2001
Release date: 08/01/2001
Genre: Nonfiction
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