Little Book of Stars by James B. Kaler
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Little Book of Stars
By James B. Kaler

The Little Book of Stars

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Little Book of Stars by James B. Kaler

Book Description

The Little Book of Stars answers, in the clearest language, the questions anyone might have about our heavenly canopy. How are stars born? How do they die? Why do they shine? How long do they shine? Is our star, the Sun, dying? How can you tell time from the stars? Or navigate? What are the measures of stars? Can we ever travel to other stars? In this engagingly written and concise book, the second in the Little Book series, noted astronomer James B. Kaler shows us "the significance that the stars have had in human life, how we have used them to tell our stories, and how we use them to find who and where we are."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780387950051
ISBN-10: 0387950052
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author James B. Kaler

Extreme Stars by James B. Kaler Extreme Stars, Paperback (November 2010)

An engaging and generously illustrated account of the lives of stars, from a fascinating perspective.

Heaven's Touch by James B. Kaler Heaven's Touch, Hardback (July 2009)

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.

Hundred Greatest Stars by James B. Kaler Hundred Greatest Stars, Hardback (June 2002)

While there are guides to the visible sky, this is the first book to encompass the most important stars known in the universe at a level accessible to the layperson. The noted astronomer James Kaler takes us on a tour of the 100 most interesting stars, describing their characteristics and importance in words and vivid pictures.

Ever-Changing Sky by James B. Kaler Ever-Changing Sky, Paperback (March 2002)

A comprehensive and uniquely non-mathematical guide to spherical astronomy and the changing night sky.

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