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The Life and Death of Stars,9781107016385

The Life and Death of Stars

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ISBN13:

9781107016385

ISBN10:
110701638X
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/31/2013
Publisher(s):
Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

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 evolve, and the processes by which they eventually die. The book demonstrates the sheer scope and variety of stellar phenomena in the context of the universe as a whole. Boxed focus elements enhance and amplify the discussion for readers looking for more depth. Featuring more than 150 figures, including color plates, The Life and Death of Stars is a modern and up-to-date account of stars written for a broad audience, from armchair astronomers and popular science readers to students and teachers of science.

Table of Contents

List of focus elements
List of tables
Preface
Light of the Sun
Gravity and motion
Atomic and sub-atomic 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 stars
New stars arise from the darkness
Stellar end states
A larger, expanding universe
Birth, life, and death of the universe
Quotation references
Author index
Subject index
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