The Sun and Stars Author:John C. Brandt This book provides a concise and fascinating introduction to the stars - their properties, structure, and evolution. Approximately one half of the text covers the Sun. The author then extends the principles covered in this section to the various other types of stars found in our galaxy. The account concludes with a detailed discussion of stellar... more » evolution and a description of the probable events which led to the formation of the Milky Way Galaxy.
Physical principles are emphasized throughout. The basic ideas of mechanical energy generation and the maintenance of the corona are covered in detail in Chapter 2 on Solar Atmosphere, while Chapter 5 illustrates the necessary techniques and philosophical attitudes required to study the stars and their evolution. Bibliographic notes are included and review questions and problems are provided in a separate section.« less