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Cauldrons in the Cosmos: Nuclear Astrophysics

Rolfs, Claus E.;Rodney, William S.

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ISBN 10: 0226724565 / ISBN 13: 9780226724560
Published by Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Univ of Chicago Pr, 1988
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: Cauldrons in the Cosmos: Nuclear Astrophysics

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.: Univ of Chicago Pr

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Nuclear astrophysics is, in essence, a science that attempts to understand and explain the physical universe beyond the Earth by studying its smallest particles. Cauldrons in the Cosmos, by Claus E. Rolfs and William S. Rodney, serves as a basic introduction to these endeavors. From the major discoveries in the field to a discussion of the makeup of stars to an explanation of standard lab techniques, this text provides students and scientists alike a thorough and fascinating survey of the accomplishments, goals, and methods of nuclear astrophysics. A classic in its field, Cauldrons in the Cosmos will surely remain an important reference in nuclear astrophysics for years to come."One could not wish for a better account of the current state of knowledge (and uncertainty) about nuclear reactions in stars."€”B. E. J. Pagel, Nature"Written in an informal style that those uninitiated into the jargon of nuclear astrophysics and astronomy will find

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Claus E. Rolfs is professor of physics at the University of Münster. William S. Rodney is the Adjunct Research Professor of Physics at Georgetown University and a Guggenheim fellow.

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