The Little Book of Stars / Edition 1

The Little Book of Stars / Edition 1

by James B. Kaler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387950052

ISBN-13: 9780387950051

Pub. Date: 11/17/2000

Publisher: Springer New York

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

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387950051
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/17/2000
Series:
Little Book Series
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1 stars.- chapter2 collections.- chapter3 the family.- chapter4 nightly parade.- chapter5 stellar surprise.- 6 linkages.- 7 dawn.

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