Observer's Guide to Stellar Evolution
- Accessible to every amateur astronomer, regardless of background knowledge.
- Step-by-step introduction to the theory of stellar evolution.
- Includes many examples of stars at different stages in their evolution, that the reader can observe for him/herself.
- Mathematics is made accessible by being presented in 'boxes' that readers can skip over if they prefer!
Stellar evolution - the birth, development and death of stars - is central to our current understanding of astronomy, but surprisingly the majority of amateur astronomers lack a full understanding of the physics of stars. Current books on the market tend to be highly theoretical and off-putting, in Observer's Guide to Stellar Evolution, Mike Inglis brings this subject to life in a unique way. By combining a step-by-step introduction with suggestions for practical observations of stars at different stages in their evolution, amateur astronomers regardless of their current level of knowledge, will find this book fascinating and informative.