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From black clouds to black holes

Author: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, ©2012.
Series: World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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This book presents in a simple style the success story of modern astrophysics -- how the application of known physics to models of stars can, together with the observational data, help us understand what stars are made of, how they live and how they die. The account is non-technical but scientifically accurate. It is interspersed with anecdotes and analogies to make the subject matter readable and understandable  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jayant Vishnu Narlikar
ISBN: 9789814350372 9814350370
OCLC Number: 701810822
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 202 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: On stars and humans --
Light: The storehouse of information --
The vital statistics of stars --
How far are the stars? --
A star is born --
The secret of stellar energy --
The origin of chemical elements --
When stars explode --
Very dense stars --
Black holes --
Binary and variable stars --
The quest continues.
Series Title: World Scientific series in astronomy and astrophysics, v. 13.
Other Titles: Black clouds to black holes
Responsibility: Jayant V. Narlikar.

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Presents a success story of modern astrophysics - how the application of known physics to models of stars can, together with the observational data, help us understand what stars are made of, how  Read more...

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