100 Billion Suns: The Birth, Life, and Death of the Stars

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Princeton University Press, 1983 - Science - 268 pages
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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.
 

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A very simple introduction to stellar astronomy, but good as an overview; just what I wanted to get a feel for the field. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
The Long Life of Stars
8
The Astrophysicists Most Important Diagram
20
Stars As Nuclear Power Plants
39
Stars and Stellar Models
56
The Life Story of the Sun
73
The Life Story of Massive Stars
92
Highly Evolved Stars
110
When Stars Steal Mass from Other Stars
151
Xray Stars
170
The End of Stars
193
How Stars Are Born
206
Planets and Their Inhabitants
230
The Velocities of Stars
247
Afterword to the Princeton Science Library Edition
261
Copyright

Pulsars Do Not Pulsate
127

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Kippenhahn is Director of The Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics.

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