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Author Tassoul, Jean Louis.
Title A concise history of solar and stellar physics / Jean-Louis Tassoul and Monique Tassoul.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2004]

Author Tassoul, Jean Louis.
Subject Stars -- History.
Astrophysics -- History.
Sun -- History.
Alt Name Tassoul, Monique, 1942-
Description 1 online resource (xii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-267) and index.
Contents The age of myths and speculations -- Three centuries of optical discoveries: 1610-1910 -- The time of pioneers: 1840-1910 -- The formative years 1910-1940 -- The golden age: 1940-1970 -- The era of specialization: 1970-
Summary "This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times. Two theoretical astrophysicists who have been active in the field since the early 1960s tell the story. About half of the book covers most of the theoretical research done from 1940 to the close of the twentieth century, a large body of work that has to date been little explored by historians." "Intended mainly for students and teachers of astronomy, this book will also be a useful reference for practicing astronomers and scientifically curious general readers."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781400865390 (electronic bk.)
1400865395 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 895257696
Additional Format Print version: Tassoul, Jean Louis. Concise history of solar and stellar physics 069111711X (DLC) 2003053681 (OCoLC)52749560

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