Cosmic Perspectives in Space Physics by S. BiswasCosmic Perspectives in Space Physics by S. Biswas

Cosmic Perspectives in Space Physics

byS. Biswas

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Title:Cosmic Perspectives in Space PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:495 pagesPublished:October 29, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401059632

ISBN - 13:9789401059633

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Table of Contents

Preface. Foreword. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction to Space Research. 2. The Magnetosphere of the Earth. 3. The Sun and the Heliosphere. 4. The Moon and the Planets. 5. Comets, Meteorites and the Origin of the Solar System. 6. Solar Energetic Particles (SEP). 7. Galactic Cosmic Rays. 8. Space Astrophysics. 9. Interstellar Medium (ISM). 10. Concluding Remarks. Reference. Index.