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The Stars of Heaven

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By: Clifford A Pickover

320 pages, Half-tones, line illus

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Jun 2002 | #131532 | ISBN: 0195148746
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About this book

Entertaining and accessible introduction to astrophysics.


Contents

Stellar parallax and the quest for transcendence; the joy and Paschen of starlight; spectral classes, temperatures, and doppler shifts; luminosity and the distance Modulus; Hertzsprung-Russell, mass-luminosity relations, binary stars; last tango on the Heliopause; stellar evolution and the helium flash; stellar graveyards, nucleosynthesis, and why we exist; some final thoughts. Appendices: stars in the Bible; updates and breakthroughs.

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