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The Little Book of Stars answers, in the clearest language, the questions anyone might have about our heavenly canopy. How are stars born? How do they die? Why do they shine? How long do they shine? Is our star, the Sun, dying? How can you tell time from the stars? Or navigate? What are the measures of stars? Can we ever travel to other stars? In this engagingly written and concise book, the second in the Little Book series, noted astronomer James B. Kaler shows us "the significance that the stars have had in human life, how we have used them to tell our stories, and how we use them to find who and where we are."

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This text provides a brief overview of stars: where they came from, what they are made of, what will happen to them, and what they mean to us from a scientific, aesthetic and cultural point of view.

Synopsis:

"The point of this book is to provide a brief, easy-to-read but comprehensive overview of stars: where they came from; what they are made of; what will happen to them, and what they mean to us from a scientific, aesthetic and cultural point of view. The book will focus on stars and astronomy, and will keep technical physics to a minimum."

Synopsis:

The point of this book is to provide a brief, easy-to-read but comprehensive overview of stars: where they came from; what they are made of; what will happen to them, and what they mean to us from a scientific, aesthetic and cultural point of view. The book will focus on stars and astronomy, and will keep technical physics to a minimum.

Table of Contents

Stars: Beginnings. Defining a star. Chemical composition. Age. Gravitational compression. Nuclear reactions.- Collections: Distances and luminosities. Doubles, multiples, and masses. Clusters. Our Galaxy. Other galaxies. The universe of galaxies.- Kinds: The Sun. Spectra and classes. The HR diagram. Dwarfs and giants. Supergiants. White dwarfs.- Parade: The night sky. Constellations. Naming the stars. Your fortune please. Timekeepers. The navigator.- Bazaar: Variable stars. Pitch and catch. Strange. chemistries. Planetary nebulae. Supernovae. Neutron stars.- Linkages: Main sequence evolution. Growth. Transformation. Cataclysm. Darkness.- Dawn: Nebulae. Building blocks. Collapse. Birth. Disks and planets. Looking outward.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780387950051
Author:
Kaler, James B.
Publisher:
Copernicus Books
Author:
Kaler, J. B.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Astronomy - Star Guides
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
Subject:
Astrophysics and Astroparticles
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Physics and Astronomy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Little Book Series
Series Volume:
no. 247
Publication Date:
20001131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
203 x 127 mm 890 gr

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"Synopsis" by , This text provides a brief overview of stars: where they came from, what they are made of, what will happen to them, and what they mean to us from a scientific, aesthetic and cultural point of view.
"Synopsis" by , "The point of this book is to provide a brief, easy-to-read but comprehensive overview of stars: where they came from; what they are made of; what will happen to them, and what they mean to us from a scientific, aesthetic and cultural point of view. The book will focus on stars and astronomy, and will keep technical physics to a minimum."
"Synopsis" by , The point of this book is to provide a brief, easy-to-read but comprehensive overview of stars: where they came from; what they are made of; what will happen to them, and what they mean to us from a scientific, aesthetic and cultural point of view. The book will focus on stars and astronomy, and will keep technical physics to a minimum.
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