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    DescriptionEvery atom of our bodies has been part of a star. Our very own star, the Sun, is crucial to the development and sustainability of life on Earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a modern, authoritative examination of how stars live, producing all the chemical elements beyond helium, and how they die, sometimes spectacularly, to end as remnants such as black holes. Andrew King shows how understanding the stars is key to understanding the galaxies they inhabit, and thus the history of our entire Universe, as well as the existence of planets like our own. King presents a fascinating exploration of the science of stars, from the mechanisms that allow stars to form and the processes that allow them to shine, as well as the results of their inevitable death. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    Stars: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew King
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    ISBN 13: 9780199602926
    ISBN 10: 0199602921

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WNX, PGM
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 523.8
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A52702000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    B&T Approval Code: A52500000
    DC23: 523.8
    LC classification: QB801 .K56 2012
    Thema V1.0: WNX, PGM
    Illustrations note
    13 black and white illustrations
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    07 September 2012
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    Author Information
    Andrew King is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Leicester, and heads the theoretical astrophysics research group there. His work has been recognised by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and a Senior Fellowship of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. He has published more than 250 research papers and is a co-author of several books. He is also deputy editor-in-chief of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. In 2014 he was awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for investigations of outstanding merit in theoretical astrophysics.
    Table of contents
    PREFACE ; 1. Science and the stars ; 2. How the Sun survives ; 3. Life on main street ; 4. Cooking the elements ; 5. Stellar corpses ; 6. Finding the bodies ; 7. Measuring the universe ; 8. The beginning ; FURTHER READING