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  • An Introduction to the Evolution of Single and Binary Starsby Matthew Benacquista

    Springer 2013; US$ 59.95

    An Introduction to the Evolution of Single and Binary Stars provides physicists with an understanding of binary and single star evolution, beginning with a background and introduction of basic astronomical concepts. Although a general treatment of stellar structure and evolution is included, the text stresses the physical processes that lead to stellar... more...

  • The Labyrinth of Star Formationby Dimitris Stamatellos; Simon Goodwin; Derek Ward-Thompson

    Springer 2014; US$ 259.00

    This volume contains the proceedings from the conference 'The Labyrinth of Star Formation' that was held in Crete, Greece, in June 2012, to honour the contributions to the study of star formation made by Professor Anthony Whitworth of Cardiff University.The book covers many aspects of theoretical and observational star formation: low-mass star... more...

  • The Origin Of Starsby Michael D. Smith

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 128.00

    Where do stars come from and how do they form? These are profound questions which link the nature of our Universe to the roots of mankind. Yet, until a recent revolution in understanding, the proposed answers have been raw speculation. Now, accompanying penetrating observations, a new picture has come into prominence. more...

  • Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populationsby Maurizio Salaris; Santi Cassisi

    Wiley 2005; US$ 180.00

    Evolution of Stars and Stellar Populations is a comprehensive presentation of the theory of stellar evolution and its application to the study of stellar populations in galaxies. Taking a unique approach to the subject, this self-contained text introduces first the theory of stellar evolution in a clear and accessible manner, with particular emphasis... more...

  • Starburstsby Richard de Grijs; Rosa M. González Delgado

    Springer 2006; US$ 259.00

    Starbursts are important features of early galaxy evolution. Many of the distant, high-redshift galaxies we are able to detect are in a starbursting phase, often apparently provoked by a violent gravitational interaction with another galaxy. In fact, if we did not know that major starbursts existed, these conference proceedings testify that we would... more...

  • The Formation of Starsby Steven W. Stahler; Francesco Palla

    Wiley 2008; US$ 130.00

    This book is a comprehensive treatment of star formation, one of the most active fields of modern astronomy. The reader is guided through the subject in a logically compelling manner. Starting from a general description of stars and interstellar clouds, the authors delineate the earliest phases of stellar evolution. They discuss formation activity... more...

  • How Did the First Stars and Galaxies Form?by Abraham Loeb

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Though astrophysicists have developed a theoretical framework for understanding how the first stars and galaxies formed, only now are we able to begin testing those theories with actual observations of the very distant, early universe. We are entering a new and exciting era of discovery that will advance the frontiers of knowledge, and this book couldn't... more...

  • From Dying Stars to the Birth of Lifeby Jerry L. Cranford

    Nottingham University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Written in an informal manner, this account tells the incredible story of the birth of an entirely new field of science called Astrobiology—a field that is now investigating whether life might exist on other worlds. From the discovery that other stars in our galaxy are circled by planets to the detection of single-cell organisms found living on Earth... more...

  • Principles of Star Formationby Peter H. Bodenheimer

    Springer 2011; US$ 124.00

    Understanding star formation is one of the key fields in present-day astrophysics. This book treats a wide variety of the physical processes involved, as well as the main observational discoveries, with key points being discussed in detail. The current star formation in our galaxy is emphasized, because the most detailed observations are available... more...

  • Circumstellar Media in Late Stages of Stellar Evolutionby R. E. S. Clegg; I. R. Stevens; W. P. S. Meikle

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 147.00

    A thorough and up-to-date review of how different types of stars interact with their immediate surroundings - essential reading for graduate students and researchers. more...