Readership: An accessble introduction for general readers interested in stars and a valuable introduction to stellar astrophysics for students.
Andrew King, Head of Theoretical Astrophysics, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Leicester
Andrew King is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Leicester, and heads the theoretical astrophysics research group there. His work has been recognised by a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and a Senior Fellowship of the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. He has published more than 250 research papers and is a co-author of several books. He is also deputy editor-in-chief of Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. In 2014 he was awarded the Eddington Medal
of the Royal Astronomical Society for investigations of outstanding merit in theoretical astrophysics.
"Part of the extensive Very Short Introduction series, this volume by Andrew King provides an engaging overview of the science of stars. This pocket-sized book is an enjoyable read." - Dawn E. Leslie, Contemporary Physics
1: Science and the stars
2: How the Sun survives
3: Life on main street
4: Cooking the elements
5: Stellar corpses
6: Finding the bodies
7: Measuring the universe
8: The beginning