viii, 407 pp; 47 tables. Original cloth. Very Good. First Edition. "Eddington decided that the time was ripe to bring together in a book all his basic researches on radiative equilibrium since 1916. In 1926 The International Constitution of the Stars was published--a book which immediately became . the standard treatise on this new field of astrophysics which he had himself so largely opened up and developed.The book contained the substance of his fourteen major papers of 1916-25 and of the various replies to criticisms, special notes and articles, and the relevant contributions of Milne, Jeans, Saha, Chapman, Fowler, Dirac, Kramers and others. In addition it included some eight previously unpublished investigations of his own. By this book alone, even had Eddington achieved nothing else, his position as the leading astrophysicist of his time would be assured" (Douglas, pp. 79-82). "Between 1916 and 1925 A. S. Eddington published over a dozen major papers on the physical nature of stars, which were ultimately collected and extended in his book The Internal Constitution of the Stars (1926). During this decade his theoretical studies provided convincing evidence that stars are gaseous spheres with central energy sources and that the energy is transported to the stellar surfaces by radiation" (Lang & Gingerich, A Source Book in Astronomy and Astrophysics 1900-1975, p. 281). Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Internal Constitution of the Stars. ...
Publisher: Cambridge: University Press, 1926.
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1926. Original Cloth. Condition: Very Good ++. No Jacket. First Edition. FIRST EDITION OF A CLASSIC. viii + 407pp. Some light browing and spotting of endpapers and edges. Otherwise a nice, very good++ copy in the original cloth Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 009128