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The hundred greatest stars

Author: James B Kaler
Publisher: New York : Copernicus, 2002.
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While there are guides to the visible sky, this is the first book to encompass the most important stars known in the universe at a level accessible to the layperson. The noted astronomer James Kaler takes us on a tour of the 100 most interesting stars, describing their characteristics and importance in words and vivid pictures. James B. Kaler is an internationally recognized expert on stars and their formation. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kaler, James B.
Hundred greatest stars.
New York : Copernicus, 2002
(DLC) 2002019774
(OCoLC)48892868
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James B Kaler
ISBN: 0387216251 9780387216256 6610187894 9786610187898
OCLC Number: 57346634
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 213 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Stars 0-100 --
Glossary --
Outtakes --
Appendix A: A Listing of Stars in Order of Evolution --
Appendix B: A List of Stars' Common Names.
Responsibility: James B. Kaler.
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A professor of astronomy at the University of Illinois, he is the author of "Stars and Their Spectra" (Cambridge), "Stars" (Freeman/Scientific American Library), "Cosmic Clouds" (Freeman/Scientific  Read more...

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