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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

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.

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 Star of Redemption

The Star of Redemption

  • Author: Franz Rosenzweig,Barbara E. Galli
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 029920720X
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 459
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The Star of Redemption is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding religion and philosophy in the twentieth century. Fusing philosophy and theology, the book assigns both Judaism and Christianity distinct but equally important roles in the spiritual structure of the world. Franz Rosenzweig finds in both biblical religions approaches to a comprehension of reality. The major themes and motifs of The Star—the birth, life, death, and the immortality of the soul; Eastern philosophies and Jewish mysticism; the relationship between God, world and humanity over time; and revelation as the real biblical miracle of faith and path to redemption—resonate meaningfully.

Death in a Bowl

Death in a Bowl

  • Author: Raoul Whitfield,Boris Dralyuk
  • Publisher: Overamstel Uitgevers
  • ISBN: 904998004X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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In this gripping classic thriller from the Golden Age of noir, tough-as-nails PI Ben Jardinn investigates the bizarre murder of an orchestra conductor in front of thousands of witnesses at the Hollywood Bowl From his Hollywood office just steps away from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, hard-drinking private investigator Ben Jardinn keeps his finger firmly on the pulse of Tinseltown. So when an orchestra conductor is shot dead in front of twenty thousand pairs of eyes at the famed Hollywood Bowl, Jardinn is intrigued—especially since two of the prime suspects came to ask for his help before the murder even occurred. However, tracking down the truth won’t be easy since it seems no one’s word can be trusted—not even that of the PI’s closest colleagues. And the trail to a killer and a motive twists into dark and unexpected places where even a tough, streetwise detective may find it difficult to stay alive. A pioneer of hard-boiled 1930s detective fiction, Raoul Whitfield created some of the genre’s most intriguing stories and characters, many of which were featured in Black Mask, a legendary pulp magazine of the era. A contemporary of Dashiell Hammett—as well as his drinking buddy—Whitfield enjoyed success on par with Hammett’s during his lifetime. But while the works of mystery writers like Hammett and Raymond Chandler have been immortalized in print and on the movie screen, for decades Whitfield’s action-packed tales of betrayal, revenge, greed, and murder were largely ignored—an injustice that is now being rectified to the delight of noir fiction aficionados everywhere. This ebook includes an introduction by Boris Dralyuk.

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 of a Neutron Star

Death of a Neutron Star

  • Author: Eric Kotani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743453832
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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An alien scientist asks to join Captain Kathryn Janeway and her crew in the investigation of an unprecedented scientific find. Soon U.S.S. Voyager® is embroiled in a battle of wills among several alien races -- each intent on manipulating the discovery toward its own end and decimating whole worlds in the process. Janeway must stop a quest for knowledge from turning into a plot for destruction!

Voy #17 Death Of A Neutron Star

Voy #17 Death Of A Neutron Star

Star Trek Voyager

  • Author: Eric Kotani
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1471106616
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 288
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When an alien scientist points Captain Janeway in the direction of an unprecedented discovery that may hold the key to Voyager's journey home, Janeway agrees to let him accompany her crew on their investigation. Soon Voyager is embroiled in a dispute between several alien races - each intent on manipulating this scientific phenomenon towards their own ends and possibly destroying whole worlds in the process. Janeway must prevent what began as a quest for knowledge from turning into a plan for destruction.