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Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stars

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ISBN-10: 0521818036

ISBN-13: 9780521818032

Edition: 2006

Authors: James B. Kaler

List price: $103.00
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This unique encyclopedia provides a fascinating and fully comprehensive description of stars and their natures and is filled with beautiful color images. The book begins by telling the story of astronomy, from ancient constellations and star names to the modern coordinate system. Further chapters explain magnitudes, distances, star motions and the Galaxy at large. Double stars, clusters and variables are introduced and once the different kinds of stars are in place, later chapters examine stellar evolution, beginning with the interstellar medium and star formation, proceeding to our Sun and its characteristics and then the ageing process of solar-type and high mass stars. The book ends by…    
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 332
Size: 11.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

James B. Kaler is professor emeritus of astronomy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His many books include "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stars" and "The Hundred Greatest Stars".

Stars and constellations
The galaxy in motion
Spectra and the HR diagram
Stellar properties
Double and multiple stars
Star clusters and associations
Variable stars
Star formation
Sun and main sequence
Stellar evolution
High mass evolution