LIFE AND DEATH OF THE SUN by John Rublowsky
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LIFE AND DEATH OF THE SUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is a superb book of its kind. Written for the layman, its unusual clarity of style makes its explanations and descriptions of solar phenomena exceptionally lucid and truly memorable. Most of the secrets for writing successfully about science for a broad market, and yet not oversimplifying, are here for those who wish to study them. The main facts today about the sun and stars are introduced in skillfully organized chapters in tight logical progression. They are ""The Light of Life,"" ""The Birth of the Suns,"" ""The Solar Furnace,"" ""Storms of Fire,"" ""The Solar Atmosphere,"" ""Out Wandering Sun,"" ""The Main Sequence,"" ""Strange Suns,"" ""The Death of the Sun,"" ""The Origin of the Universe."" The author's style reminds one of Asimoy and Ley, yet there is not the overpowering weight of facts, but rather an integrated sequence of material whose selection shows the judgment of a fine teacher. He captures the excitement of science when discoveries are impending and shows its historical scope. A book anyone can learn from.

Pub Date: Sept. 21st, 1964
Publisher: Basic Books