Robert Schaefer, New York Journal of Books
"My own understanding of the behaviour and lifecycle of stars has grown enormously from reading this book, and yours will too … Lang delivers with this book. After reading it, I’ll definitely be checking out his other books … broadened and deepened my understanding of all things stellar. It’s a fantastic book, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to … readers who wish to expand their knowledge of astrophysics."
Evan Gough, Universe Today
"This book is a perfect read for students and scientists alike. It packs the entire field of stellar and extragalactic astrophysics in an easy-to-read text full of analogies to everyday life and hard-to-find historical anecdotes and scientific discoveries. Although the general public interested in astronomy will enjoy this book, the nuances of the accomplishments of the scientists that developed this field can be fully appreciated only by those who have already taken an astronomy course. Peppered throughout the work are quotes by poets (e.g. Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda), unique tables, and a vast array of clear figures and pictures accompanied by detailed captions and no equations. The amount and quality of the information presented makes the volume a hybrid between a textbook and a popular science book. Highly recommended."
M. Takamiya, Choice
"Lang could have titled his book, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Lives of Stars": it is well written, thorough and detailed, but not dense - a fine addition to a personal library - or any library."