Stars and Supernovas

Stars and Supernovas

Book - 2001
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Blackwell North Amer
Stars and Supernovas explores the nature, evolution and life story of the most numerous inhabitants in space: the stars. These bodies have been objects of fascination and wonder from the very earliest civilizations onwards. The book begins by looking at stars and constellations as we see them in our skies, and examines some of the ideas that ancient pre-scientific cultures had about their nature, behaviour and significance.
We see how astronomers have been able to discover the true nature of stars and measure their distances, brilliancies, temperatures, and their chemical compositions. Many kinds of stars are covered, including supergiants, white dwarfs, stars that go around in pairs, stars that vary in brightness, and stars that explode.

Publisher: London : BBC, 2001
Description: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9780563537878
Branch Call Number: 523.8 Nic


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