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The life and death of stars

Author: Kenneth R Lang
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
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In this book, Kenneth R. Lang explains the life cycle of stars, from the dense molecular clouds that are stellar nurseries to the enigmatic nebulae that some stars leave behind in their violent ends. Free of mathematical equations and technical jargon, Lang's lively and accessible text provides physical insights into how stars such as our Sun are born, what fuels them and keeps them bright, how they evolve, and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Lang
ISBN: 9781107016385 110701638X
OCLC Number: 795174138
Description: xiv, 332 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Light of the Sun --
Gravity and Motion --
Atomic and Subatomic Particles --
Transmutation of the Elements --
What Makes the Sun Shine? --
The Extended Solar Atmosphere --
Comparisons of the Sun with Other Stars --
The Lives of Stars --
The Material Between the Stars --
New Stars Arise from the Darkness --
Stellar End States --
A Larger, Expanding Universe --
Birth, Life, and Death of the Universe.
Responsibility: Kenneth R. Lang.
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Explains how stars are born, how they evolve and their ultimate fates, for a broad general audience.  Read more...

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'Of interest to readers of all ages, The Life and Death of Stars should be your 'go to' popular science text for facts about the Sun, the solar system, the stars, and the Universe ... contains Read more...

 
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