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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 well-illustrated text, Kenneth R. Lang explains the life cycle of stars, from the dense molecular clouds that are stellar nurseries to the enigmatic nebulae 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Lang, Kenneth R.
Life and death of stars.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012033415
(OCoLC)795174138
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth R Lang
ISBN: 9781139612227 1139612220 9781139625241 1139625241 9781139061025 113906102X 9781139615945 1139615947
OCLC Number: 823230368
Description: 1 online resource (372 pages)
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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