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Death in the Stars

Death in the Stars

  • Author: Frances Brody
  • Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
  • ISBN: 9781785416309
  • Category: Actors and actresses
  • Page: 414
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Yorkshire, 1927: Eclipse fever grips the nation, and when beloved theatre star Selina Fellini approaches trusted sleuth Kate Shackleton to accompany her to a viewing party at Giggleswick School Chapel, Kate suspects an ulterior motive. During the eclipse, Selina's friend and co-star Billy Moffatt disappears, and is later found dead in the chapel grounds. Kate soon learns that two other members of the theatre troupe died in similarly mysterious circumstances in the past year. With the help of Jim Sykes and Mrs Sugden, Kate sets about investigating whether there is a murderer in the company - and wonders just who will be next to pay the ultimate price for fame...

Life and Death of the Stars

Life and Death of the Stars

  • Author: Ganesan Srinivasan
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3642453848
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 225
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This volume is devoted to one of the fascinating things about stars: how they evolve as they age. This evolution is different for stars of different masses. How stars end their lives when their supply of energy is exhausted also depends on their masses. Interestingly, astronomers conjectured about the ultimate fate of the stars even before the details of their evolution became clear. Part I of this book gives an account of the remarkable predictions made during the 1920s and 1930s concerning the ultimate fate of stars. Since much of this development hinged on quantum physics that emerged during this time, a detailed introduction to the relevant physics is included in the book. Part II is a summary of the life history of stars. This discussion is divided into three parts: low-mass stars, like our Sun, intermediate-mass stars, and massive stars. Many of the concepts of contemporary astrophysics were built on the foundation erected by Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar in the 1930s. This book, written during his birth centenary, includes a brief biographical sketch of the brilliant scientist, which readers will find fascinating. Reading this book will get young students excited about the presently unfolding revolution in astronomy and the challenges that await them in the world of physics, engineering and technology. General readers will also find the book appealing for its highly accessible narrative of the physics of stars. This book is a companion volume of “What are the Stars?” by the same author. "I know of no other book on the evolution of stars of a similar scope and breadth that is so accessible for undergraduate students." E P J van den Heuvel Professor of Astrophysics Winner of the Spinoza and Descartes PrizesUniversity of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

100 Billion Suns

100 Billion Suns

The Birth, Life, and Death of the Stars

  • Author: Rudolf Kippenhahn
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9780691087818
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 268
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How are the nuclear power plants we call "stars" formed? Where do they get their energy and how do they die-- and what does this suggest about the future of the universe? One of the most popular books written on astrophysics, 100 Billion Suns provides an exhilarating and authoritative life history of the stars.How are the nuclear power plants we call "stars" formed? Where do they get their energy and how do they die-- and what does this suggest about the future of the universe? One of the most popular books written on astrophysics, 100 Billion Suns provides an exhilarating and authoritative life history of the stars.

The Life and Death of Stars

The Life and Death of Stars

  • Author: Kenneth R. Lang
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110701638X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 332
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In an illustrated, accessible text, the author explains the life cycle of stars, from dense molecular clouds to the enigmatic nebulae some stars leave behind in their violent ends.

Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell

Death in the Works of Galway Kinnell

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cambria Press
  • ISBN: 1621969444
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Death in the Andes

Death in the Andes

A Novel

  • Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 9781429921589
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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Set in an isolated, rundown community in the Peruvian Andes, Vargas Llosa's novel tells the story of a series of mysterious disappearances involving the Shining Path guerrillas and a local couple performing cannibalistic sacrifices with strange similiarities to the Dionysian rituals of ancient Greece. Part detective novel and part political allegory, it offers a panoramic view of Peruvian society; not only of the current political violence and social upheaval, but also of the country's past and its connection to Indian culture and pre-Hispanic mysticism.

Envoys from the Stars

Envoys from the Stars

Ian Way

  • Author: Ian Way
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1452526818
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 816
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Three first-born children are sired by three males from Earth’s three great races! Each of these fathers had suffered abduction and bio-genetic surgery by extraterrestrials who appear to be a mix of ancient ancestors to our planet’s contemporary peoples. In the interest of Earth’s mankind, our progress over thousands of years, has been monitored, believe or not, on a regular basis by these ancient ancestors, but while consistently being horrified by the advent of our countless wars, our advancing technologies, in the alien’s minds, have now deemed us to now be approaching the point of starting wars which could result in our total annihilation! Each child, Charles, Chein, and Zuda, has been born with highly advanced alien genes which are programmed to advance in stages towards their maturation whereby they finally will be able to report collectively & accurately at any point whereby mankind’s manifest destiny could be ultimately affected! Hence the possibility of an alien intervention!

The Stars

The Stars

  • Author: Gail Mack
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
  • ISBN: 9780761445609
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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With its age-appropriate text, helpful charts, colorful design, and vivid illustrations and photography, this series is perfect for students working on reports and projects or for the budding astronomer fascinated by what exists beyond our planet.

The Life and Death of Stars

The Life and Death of Stars

  • Author: Isaac Asimov,Richard Hantula
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens
  • ISBN: 9780836839678
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Discusses the life-cycle of stars, the places where star formation frequently occurs, why some stars explode, and what will happen to the Earth when the Sun dies.