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The stars of heaven

Author: Clifford A Pickover
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Oxford University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an astronomer to explore the mysteries of stars and their profound meaning for human existence. Clifford A. Pickover tackles a range of topics from stellar evolution to the fundamental reasons why the universe permits life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pickover, Clifford A.
Stars of heaven.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)57411269
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clifford A Pickover
ISBN: 9781429438186 1429438185 9780195171594 0195171594
OCLC Number: 79824756
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 233 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ch. 1. Stellar parallax and the quest for transcendence --
ch. 2. The joy and Paschen of starlight --
ch. 3. Spectral classes, temperatures, and doppler shifts --
ch. 4. Luminosity and the distance modulus --
ch. 5. Hertzsprung-Russell, mass-luminosity relations, and binary stars --
ch. 6. Last tango on the heliopause --
ch. 7. Stellar evolution and the helium flash --
ch. 8. Stellar graveyards, nucleosynthesis, and why we exist --
ch. 9. Some final thoughts.
Responsibility: Clifford A. Pickover.

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Do a little armchair space travel, rub elbows with alien life forms, and stretch your mind to the furthest corners of our uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, you don't have to be an  Read more...

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