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Stars (Paperback, New edition)

By Kaler, James B.

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Including images from the Hubble Space Telescope, this text explains the history, folklore and life-cycle of stars, as well as the evolution of high-mass stars, whose deaths generate supernovae, pulsars, neuron stars and black holes.

ISBN 9780716760313
Published 15 December 1998 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Paperback, New edition
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Series Scientific American Library

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ISBN-13 9780716760313
ISBN-10 0716760312
Stock Available
Status Indent title (sourced internationally), usually ships 4-6 weeks post release/order
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Scientific American Library
Publication Date 15 December 1998
International Publication Date 15 August 1998
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Kaler, James B.
Series Scientific American Library
Category Galaxies, Clusters, Intergalactic Matter
Number of Pages 273
Dimensions Width: 225mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 570g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Stars.
NBS Text Astronomy, Space & Time
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 523.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

'A well-written and engaging volume.' - Sky & Telescope 'Kaler's book tells you everything you want to know about stars.' - Astronomy 'Stars is an up-to-date reference, written by an acknowledged authority in the field of stellar astronomy ...It's a delight to thumb through.' - StarDate James Kaler explores the nature of stars, describing their origins, varieties, distributions, compositions and distinctive histories. He demonstrates that stars are the key to our comprehension of how the Universe evolved - and that the birth, development and death of stars is intimately associated with our own origins.

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Author's Bio

James B. Kaler, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is internationally recognized for his work on stars and stellar evolution.

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