This is a fair overview of the basic problems in Solar Physics. The authors address not only the physics that is well understood but also discuss many open questions. The lecturers' involvement in the SOHO mission guarantees a modern and up-to-date analysis of observational data and makes this volume an extremely valuable source for further research.
All of the lecturers of this summer school have been much involved in the SOHO project and will also prepare future solar missions.
This is therefore a first-hand source for modern solar physics research.