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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.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 ...
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Inc., New York 1983 Hardcover First American Edition. Fair 264 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. reading copy with notes on front endpaper. ASTRONOMY. Provides an exhilarating ... and authoritative life history of the stars. Illustrated with color photos, Includes an Index. (Key Words: Astronomy, Stars, Binary Systems, Black Holes, Galaxies, Planets, Milky Way, Clusters, Nebulae, Supernova, Rudolf Kippenhahn, Jean Steinberg). Read more Show Less

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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.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.

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. Color plates.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780465052639
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publication date: 6/1/1983
  • Series: Science Library
  • Pages: 288

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Paperback Edition
Introduction 3
1 The Long Life of Stars 8
2 The Astrophysicist's Most Important Diagram 20
3 Stars As Nuclear Power Plants 39
4 Stars and Stellar Models 56
5 The Life Story of the Sun 73
6 The Life Story of Massive Stars 92
7 Highly Evolved Stars 110
8 Pulsars Do Not Pulsate 127
9 When Stars Steal Mass from Other Stars 151
10 X-ray Stars 170
11 The End of Stars 193
12 How Stars Are Born 206
13 Planets and Their Inhabitants 230
Appendix A: The Velocities of Stars 247
Appendix B: How the Universe Is Measured 251
Appendix C: Weighing the Stars 256
Afterword to the Princeton Science Library Edition 261
Index 265
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