Stars and Galaxies

Stars and Galaxies

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This up-to-date volume offers student researchers an unexcelled primer on current scientific knowledge about stars.


This up-to-date volume offers student researchers an unexcelled primer on current scientific knowledge about stars.


• 66 illustrations

• Glossary of star-related and astronomy terms

• A bibliography of useful resources will guide students in learning more about the subject



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Though astronomers were not even aware that galaxies existed until the early part of the 20th century, fascination with the stars dates back to prehistory. A PhD-level science educator/co-editor of a series that provides systematic overviews of the latest ideas on the nature and evolution of major celestial objects covers the properties and types of stars in the context of the H-R Diagram (for inferring information about a star's life stage by measuring its temperature and luminosity), and the large systems of stars known as galaxies. Appropriate for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in astronomy, the volume includes b&w illustrations, a bibliography including web sites, and a glossary. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Introduces galaxies, describing how they are formed, their different types, the structure and age of the Milky Way, and the role of the Hubble Space Telescope in mapping the universe.

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, c2010
ISBN: 9780313340758
0313340757
Branch Call Number: 523.8 JON
Characteristics: xvii, 207 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm.

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