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Stars, their birth, life, and death

Author: I S Shklovskiĭ
Publisher: San Francisco : W.H. Freeman, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Astronomy is the most ancient, yet the youngest of the sciences. From time out of mind people have been baffled as to what may lie beyond their experiece. About a work in the stellar realm, embracing the full solr cycle but envincing none of the alleged deficiences of composition at solaar minimum.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I S Shklovskiĭ
ISBN: 0716700247 9780716700241
OCLC Number: 3327903
Notes: Rev. translation of the author's Zvezdy, ikh rozhdenie, zhiznʼ i smertʼ.
Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Stars are born --
Stars: Their basic observational properties --
A survey of interstellar medium --
Intersteller gas-dust complexes: The cradel of stars --
Cosmic masters --
Evolution of protostars / Part II: Stars radiate --
A star: A globe of gas in equilibrium --
How do stars radiate? --
Nuclear sources of stellare energy --
The problem of solar neutrino radiation --
How are white dwarfs organized? --
Model stars --
Stellar evolution --
Planetary nebulae, white dwarfs, red giants --
Evolution in close binary systems / Part III: Stars explode --
Supernovae: A general survey --
Supernova remnants as X-Ray and radio sources --
The Crab Nebula --
Why do stars explode? / Part V: Stars perish --
Neurton stars and the discovery of pulsars --
Pulsars and supernova remnants --
Pulsars as radio sources --
Theories about pulsars --
X-Ray stars --
Black holes and gravitational waves
Responsibility: Iosif S. Shklovskii ; translated by Richard B. Rodman.

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Astronomy is the most ancient, yet the youngest of the sciences. From time out of mind people have been baffled as to what may lie beyond their experiece. About a work in the stellar realm, embracing the full solr cycle but envincing none of the alleged deficiences of composition at solaar minimum.

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