Stars: A Very Short Introduction by Andrew King

Stars: A Very Short Introduction

byAndrew King

Paperback | July 12, 2012

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Every atom of our bodies has been part of a star. Our very own star, the Sun, is crucial to the development and sustainability of life on Earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a modern, authoritative examination of how stars live, producing all the chemical elements beyond helium, andhow they die, sometimes spectacularly, to end as remnants such as black holes.Andrew King shows how understanding the stars is key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and thus the history of our entire Universe, as well as the existence of planets like our own. King presents a fascinating exploration of the science of stars, from the mechanisms that allow stars toform and the processes that allow them to shine, as well as the results of their inevitable death.

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Andrew King is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Leicester, and heads the theoretical astrophysics research group there. His work has been recognised by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and a Senior Fellowship of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. He has published more than 250 research paper...
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Title:Stars: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0 inPublished:July 12, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199602921

ISBN - 13:9780199602926

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Science and the stars2. How the Sun survives3. Life on main street4. Cooking the elements5. Stellar corpses6. Finding the bodies7. Measuring the universe8. The beginningFurther reading