100 Billion Suns: The Birth, Life, and Death of the Stars

100 Billion Suns: The Birth, Life, and Death of the Stars

by Rudolf Kippenhahn
     
 

How are the nuclear power plants we call "stars" formed? Where do they get their energy and how do they die--and what does this suggest about the future of the universe? One of the most popular books written on astrophysics, 100 Billion Suns provides an exhilarating and authoritative life history of the stars.

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How are the nuclear power plants we call "stars" formed? Where do they get their energy and how do they die--and what does this suggest about the future of the universe? One of the most popular books written on astrophysics, 100 Billion Suns provides an exhilarating and authoritative life history of the stars.

Editorial Reviews

New Scientist
Kippenhahn has produced an excellent and most readable book. . . . Come on all you amateurs or armchair enthusiasts out there, read it and enjoy astrophysics as it really is!
Nature
An admirable introduction to the difficult subject of stellar evolution accurately aimed at the general reader.
The New York Times Book Review
A thoroughly delightful and informative book.
From the Publisher

"Writing with Asimov-like clarity, [Rudolf Kippenhahn] makes exciting reading of the advances modern technology has brought to our knowledge of what is really happening out there in the Milky Way and far beyond."--Publishers Weekly

"Kippenhahn has produced an excellent and most readable book. . . . Come on all you amateurs or armchair enthusiasts out there, read it and enjoy astrophysics as it really is!"--New Scientist

"A thoroughly delightful and informative book."--The New York Times Book Review

"An admirable introduction to the difficult subject of stellar evolution accurately aimed at the general reader."--Nature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691087818
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/19/1993
Series:
Princeton Science Library Series
Edition description:
With a New afterword by the author
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.72(d)

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