The Little Book of Stars
By (author) James B. Kaler
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Little Book of Stars by James B. Kaler
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780387950051
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Publish Date: 17-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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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