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Readership: Graduate students and researchers in theoretical astrophysics and plasma physics, as well as observers and experimentalists.
Leon Mestel, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy, University of Sussex
Leon Mestel is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Sussex. Mestel has also taught at the University of Cambridge, Princeton University, the Weizmann Institute in Rehovoth, Israel, the University of Manchester, and the Racah Institue at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has established himself as one of the leaders in his field.
"Each chapter is complete with illustrations, a full set of references and a discussion of the challenges facing future astrophysicists. This is a magnificent volume representing a lifetime of research by its distinguished author." - R. Ellis, California Institute of Technology, Contemporary Science
"a spectacularly good job ... an amazing achievement. ... Perhaps the greatest strength of this book is in the clarity of the exposition and the ease of reading. Professor Mestel has an engaging style, which makes the 700 pages seem much less. This means that, in addition to being an invaluable reference book that can be dipped into,
the book can easily be read straight-forwardly from start to finish. ... I am sure that this, now up-to-date, treatise will remain the book of choice in this field for a number of years to come." - Steven Tobias, The Observatory
2: Theoretical basis
4: Magnetism and convection
5: Magnetic fields in stellar interiors
6: Dynamo processes in stars
7: Stellar winds: magnetic braking
8: Late-type stars
9: The early-type magnetic stars
10: Pre-main sequence stars
11: Magnetism and star formation I
12: Magnetism and star formation II