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    DescriptionCompiled by a team of experts, this textbook has been designed for elementary university courses in astronomy and astrophysics. It starts with a detailed discussion of our nearest star, the Sun, and describes how solar physicists have come to understand its internal workings. It then considers how astronomers go about studying the basic physical properties and life-cycles of more distant stars, and culminates with a discussion of the formation of exotic objects such as neutron stars and black holes. Written in an accessible style that avoids complex mathematics, and illustrated in colour throughout, this book is suitable for self-study and will appeal to amateur astronomers as well as undergraduate students. It contains numerous helpful learning features such as boxed summaries, student exercises with full solutions, and a glossary of terms. The book is also supported by a website hosting further teaching materials.

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    An Introduction to the Sun and Stars
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Simon F. Green, Edited by Mark H. Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 379
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 260 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,238 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521546225
    ISBN 10: 0521546222

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.9T
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: PGS, PGM
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    DC22: 523.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000
    DC21: 523.7
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
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    LC classification: QB801.I5 2, QB801 .I595 2004
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    Thema V1.0: PGS, PGM
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    20 b/w illus. 225 colour illus. 16 tables 121 exercises
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    Publication date
    01 March 2004
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    Review quote
    'This up-to-the-minute treatment of the universe of stars is the most enjoyable and informative book at this level that I have read. It combines clear physical arguments with excellent illustrations and diagrams, and keen readers can enhance their depth of understanding through the copious worked examples. Spread throughout, the 'biography boxes' give a refreshing human perspective to the science. Good for coffee table or lecture course!' Professor Peter Brand, University of Edinburgh
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. Seeing the Sun; 2. The working Sun; 3. Measuring stars; 4. Comparing stars; 5. The formation of stars; 6. The main sequence life of stars; 7. The life of stars beyond the main sequence; 8. The death of stars; 9. The remnants of stars; Conclusion; Answers and comments; Appendix 1. Useful quantities and units; Appendix 2. Stellar nomenclature; Appendix 3. The 100 closest stars to the Sun; Appendix 4. The 100 brightest stars visible from Earth; Appendix 5. The chemical elements and their abundances; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Index.