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From the Sun to the Stars

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AuthorKaler James B
ISBN9789813143753
Published LanguageEnglish
Publication Year2016
PublisherWorld Scientific
BindingHardback
Original Price$64
Pages252
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The book begins at the Sun then travels through the solar system to see the stars, how they work, and ultimately what they mean to us. The idea is to provide an integrated view of the galaxy and its contents. Along the way we look at spectra, atmospheric phenomena, gravity and the laws of motion, telescopes and how they work, interstellar gas and dust, star birth and death, and planets orbiting other stars. Most popular books tend to focus on one particular topic. From the Sun to the Stars is one of the few that tells the story of the Sun against the background of other stars and other planets and, for that matter, of stars and other planets against the background of the Sun and solar system. This presents the subject with a breadth that few other books can match.

This book grew out of the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) lectures given by the author at the University of Illinois. It doesn’t require any prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone who is interested in astronomy.

About the author
Univ of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, USA

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Weight0.608 kg
Dimensions22.9 × 15.2 cm
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