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Cosmic catastrophes : supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and adventures in hyperspace, J. Craig Wheeler

Label
Cosmic catastrophes : supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and adventures in hyperspace
Title
Cosmic catastrophes
Title remainder
supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and adventures in hyperspace
Statement of responsibility
J. Craig Wheeler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this tour de force of the ultimate and extreme in the universe, renowned astrophysicist and author J. Craig Wheeler takes readers on a breathtaking journey to supernovae, black holes, gamma-ray bursts and adventures in hyperspace. This is no far-fetched science fiction tale, but an enthusiastic exploration of ideas at the cutting edge of science. 33 halftones
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wheeler, J. Craig
Dewey number
523.8/4465
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB843.S95
LC item number
W48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Supernovae
  • Stars
  • Hyperspace
  • Supernovae
  • Étoiles
  • Hyperespace
Label
Cosmic catastrophes : supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and adventures in hyperspace, J. Craig Wheeler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Setting the stage: star formation and hydrogen burning in single stars -- Stellar death: the inexorable grip of gravity -- Dancing with stars: binary stellar evolution -- Accretion disks: flat stars -- White dwarfs: quantum dots -- Supernovae: stellar catastrophes -- Supernova 1987A: lessons and enigmas -- Neutron stars: atoms with attitude -- Black holes in theory: into the abyss -- Black holes in fact: exploring the reality -- Supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and the universe: long, long ago, and far, far away -- Black holes, worm holes, and beyond: the frontiers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 p.
Isbn
9780521651950
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99053321
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1441008-01umb_inst
  • 1006089
  • (OCoLC)42690140
Label
Cosmic catastrophes : supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and adventures in hyperspace, J. Craig Wheeler
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Setting the stage: star formation and hydrogen burning in single stars -- Stellar death: the inexorable grip of gravity -- Dancing with stars: binary stellar evolution -- Accretion disks: flat stars -- White dwarfs: quantum dots -- Supernovae: stellar catastrophes -- Supernova 1987A: lessons and enigmas -- Neutron stars: atoms with attitude -- Black holes in theory: into the abyss -- Black holes in fact: exploring the reality -- Supernovae, gamma-ray bursts, and the universe: long, long ago, and far, far away -- Black holes, worm holes, and beyond: the frontiers
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 288 p.
Isbn
9780521651950
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99053321
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1441008-01umb_inst
  • 1006089
  • (OCoLC)42690140

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