Solar System: The Sun and Other Stars

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1 Volume
185 Pages
35-45 Essays
Sidebars & Maps
Charts & Graphs
Category Index

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March 2013 · 1 volume
185 pages · 8"x10"

ISBN: 978-1-4298-3794-1
# of Pages: 185
# of Volumes: 1
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The Solar System
The Sun & Other Stars
An in-depth selection of articles from The Solar System.

Designed to meet the needs of both general readers and students, The Solar System Singles cover all major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. Each of the 35-45 essays begins with standard, ready-reference information. An "Overview" section details basic information about the subject and discusses the main facts about the topic. "Knowledge Gained/Methods of Study/Applications" details how the topic is investigated, what scientific knowledge we have accumulated, or the uses of the knowledge we have gained. "Context" addresses the topic from the larger perspective of the history of solar-system science and its relevance for humankind. "Further Reading" is an annotated selection of the most important print resources for further study. Lastly, "See Also" lists cross-references to other essays in the set. Each set is heavily illustrated.

The Sun & Other Stars Table of Contents

Brown Dwarfs
Coronal Holes & Coronal Mass Ejections
Extrasolar Planets
Extrasolar Planets: Detection Methods
Gamma-Ray Bursters
Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
Main Sequence Stars
Novas, Bursters, and X-Ray Sources
Nuclear Synthesis in Stars
Planetary Orbits
Red Dwarf Stars
Red Giant Stars
Solar Chromosphere
Solar Corona
Solar cycle (The Sun & Climate Change)
Solar Evolution
Solar Flares
Solar Geodetics
Solar Infrared Emissions
Solar Interior
Solar Magnetic Field
Solar Photosphere
Solar Radiation
Solar Radio Emissions
Solar Seismology
Solar Structure
Solar Ultraviolet Emissions
Solar Variability
Solar Wind
Solar X-Ray Emissions
Stars and Extrasolar Phenomena
Stellar Evolution
Thermonuclear Reactions in Stars
White and Black Dwarfs

About The Solar System
The full three-volume set of The Solar System was published in 2009. It includes 1,056 pages and provides free online access to its full content. The set covers 180 major topics on Earth's solar system as it is understood from the latest perspectives. Essays fall into one or more of the following categories: the Cosmological Context, Earth, the Jovian System, Life in the Solar System, Mars, Mercury, Natural Planetary Satellites, Neptune, Planets and Planetology, the Saturnian System, Scientific Methods, Small Bodies, the Solar System as a Whole, the Stellar Context, the Sun, Uranus, and Venus.

The front matter includes a Complete List of Contents and a Category Index. The set is heavily illustrated, with over 300 photos. Back matter includes a general bibliography, a list of web resources, a comprehensive glossary, and a full subject index.