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Supernovae

Supernovae

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 1985
  • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2005
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521300384

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  • Supernovae are gigantic stellar explosions. The effects of these rare events pervade astronomy, creating and spreading the chemical elements, triggering the formation of new stars, creating black holes and pulsars. Originally published in 1978 and first published by Cambridge as this revised edition in 1985, is the story of supernovae. It captures the flavour of ancient astronomy and lays out the accidents, coincidences, false leads and flashes of inspiration that followed as astronomers grasped the implications behind the rare appearance of supernovae. Two supernovae, seen in 1572 and 1604, made scientists aware that the stars changed and could be studied like everything else. Eventually, modern astronomers came to link supernovae with black holes, pulsars, and even with the creation of the chemical elements. The whole entertaining story is told clearly, in non-technical language, showing the triumph of human imagination as we discovered our place in the universe.

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 1985
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521300384
    • length: 256 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Unavailable - out of print November 2005
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Supernovae in space and time
    2. Guest stars
    3. The Renaissance supernovae
    4. Supernovae in other galaxies
    5. The Crab and its mysteries
    6. Discovering pulsars
    7. Supernova remnants
    8. Types of supernovae
    9. The making of a neutron star
    10. Supernovae in binary stars
    11. Creation of the elements
    12. Cosmic rays
    13. Black holes from supernovae
    14. Final chapter
    Booklist
    Index.

  • Authors

    Paul Murdin

    Lesley Murdin

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