The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stars
By (author) James B. Kaler
Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stars by James B. Kaler
Book DescriptionThis unique encyclopedia provides a fascinating and fully comprehensive description of stars and their natures and is filled with beautiful color images. The book begins by telling the story of astronomy, from ancient constellations and star names to the modern coordinate system. Further chapters explain magnitudes, distances, star motions and the Galaxy at large. Double stars, clusters and variables are introduced and once the different kinds of stars are in place, later chapters examine stellar evolution, beginning with the interstellar medium and star formation, proceeding to our Sun and its characteristics and then the ageing process of solar-type and high mass stars. The book ends by showing how this information can be combined into a grand synthesis. Detailed cross-referencing enables the reader to explore topics in depth and makes this an invaluable work both for beginners and those with a more advanced interest in stars and stellar evolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521818032
(276mm x 219mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James B. Kaler
First Magnitude, Hardback (January 2013)
Concentrates on the Sun, Moon, the five bright planets, and on the 23 brightest stars, which are visible from just about anywhere. This book concludes with bright ephemeral phenomena: meteors, comets, and exploding stars.
Extreme Stars, Paperback (November 2010)
An engaging and generously illustrated account of the lives of stars, from a fascinating perspective.
Heaven's Touch, Hardback (July 2009)» View all books by James B. Kaler
Did you know that as you read these words showers of high-speed particles from exploding stars are raining down on you? This book reveals the startling ways life on Earth is touched by our cosmic environment, and demonstrates why without such contact, life itself wouldn't be possible.
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Author Biography - James B. Kaler
Jim Kaler is Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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