From Black Clouds to Black Holes by J V Narlikar (3rd edition)

More info:  external link

World Scientific Series in Astronomy and Astrophysics – Vol. 13
From Black Clouds to Black Holes
(Third Edition)
by Jayant V Narlikar (Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, India)

This book presents in a simple style the success story of modern astrophysics — how the application of known physics to models of stars can, together with the observational data, help us understand what stars are made of, how they live and how they die. The account is non-technical but scientifically accurate. It is interspersed with anecdotes and analogies to make the subject matter readable and understandable even to a lay reader with some basic scientific background.

– On Stars and Humans
– Light: The Storehouse of Information
– The Vital Statistics of Stars
– How Far are the Stars?
– A Star is Born
– The Secret of Stellar Energy
– The Origin of Chemical Elements
– When Stars Explode
– Very Dense Stars
– Black Holes
– Binary and Variable Stars
– The Quest Continues

Readership: Any reader interested in astronomy.

To enjoy a 25% discount, please quote NAM2012 as your discount code when you make your purchase. This offer is valid till end of April 2012.