The Life of Stars : The Controversial Inception and Emergence of the Theory of Stellar Structure

This beautifully illustrated book describes the birth and evolution of the theory of stellar structure through the vehement controversy between biology (as presented by Darwin) and physics (as presented by Kelvin) about the age of the Earth, which culminated with Rutherford suggesting radioactive da...

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Main Author: Shaviv, Giora
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009, 2009
Edition:1st ed. 2009
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The Controversy about the Age of the Earth
  • What Stellar Classification Tells Us
  • The Dawn of a New Era
  • Towards a Complete Theory of Stellar Structure
  • From Chemistry to Dying Stars
  • The Solution to the Stellar Energy Problem
  • How the Low Mass Stars Perish
  • The Life and Death of Massive Stars
  • The Sun