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Extreme stars : at the edge of creation

Author: James B Kaler
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Images and text chronicle the life of stars, explaining how they are created, how their makeup changes, and what causes them to die out.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James B Kaler
ISBN: 052140262X 9780521402620
OCLC Number: 44613139
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 236 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Sun and stars --
2. The faintest (and coolest) stars --
3. The coolest stars continued --
4. The hottest stars --
5. The brightest stars --
6. The largest stars --
7. The smallest stars --
8. The youngest stars --
9. The oldest stars --
10. The strangest stars.
Responsibility: James B. Kaler.
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First published in 2001, Extreme Stars describes the lives of stars from a fascinating perspective. It examines their amazing extremes - the brightest, the largest, the hottest, the youngest, the  Read more...

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