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The Life and Death of Stars

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by Kenneth R. Lang (Author) 

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.


"Of interest to readers of all ages, The Life and Death of Stars should be your 'go to' popular science text for facts about the Sun, the solar system, the stars, and the Universe … contains stunning color photos taken by satellites and earth based observatories of supernova, nebula, clusters, and colliding galaxies … artfully balances descriptive explanations with fundamental relationships … thorough, detailed, and fascinating." -- Robert Schaefer, New York Journal of Books

"My own understanding of the behaviour and lifecycle of stars has grown enormously from reading this book, and yours will too … Lang delivers with this book. After reading it, I’ll definitely be checking out his other books … broadened and deepened my understanding of all things stellar. It’s a fantastic book, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to … readers who wish to expand their knowledge of astrophysics." -- Evan Gough, Universe Today

Categories : Astrophysics & Space Science


Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2013)

Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 1, 2013

Language ‏ : ‎ English

File ‏ : ‎PDF, 14.80 MB

Pages ‏ : ‎ 372

You will get a PDF (15MB) file

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