3 edition of The Story Of Variable Stars found in the catalog.
September 12, 2007
by Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||236|
'Variable Stars' tells the story of three 18thC/19thC astronomers, whose lives were as full of emotional complexity, love, desire, disappointment and excitement, as any of the more obviously bright stars of their day - a Byron or a Blake. I had heard of William Herschel, but I hadn't realised his sister Caroline made many astronomical 4/5(8). Variable stars are found in all stages of stellar evolution, but most lie in two areas of the HR-diagram: a narrow band called the instability strip that includes pulsating white dwarfs, RR Lyraes, and Cepheid variables. Additionally, old red giant stars tend to become unstable and pulsate in semi-regular ways.
Variable Stars by Petit, Michel. John Wiley & Sons, Hard cover. Very good. No dust jacket. Shelf wear/mild edge wear. Text is clean & unmarked. Prev owner's name written inside front cover.. Text in English, French. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Audience: General/trade. Cepheid Variable Distance Cepheid variable stars have proved to be one of the most valuable methods for distance determination because their period of variability has been shown to be related to their absolute luminosity by a period-luminosity relationship.. They can then be calibrated as standard candles for distance calculation. This led Campbell and Jacchia in their book The Story of.
Jmorris. A very good story - save for the ending seemed a bit rushed. And maybe I'm too obvious to be a writer myself, but had I been creative enough to write this, I'd've had Rhinehart, & Dixon specifically input as individual constants, & ask the computer the odds with one, then the other removed/5(). A great book for the amateur astronomer that is looking for new stars to observe or wishes to contribute observations of variable stars to professional organizations. David Levy is an excellent writer and does a fine job of explaining the tricks and tips of observing these peculiar objects.4/5(2).
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It's the story of the growing up of a young man and in part also of mankind, it is a sory about learning about oneself before being really able to understand anything else. Like a real R.A.H.-novel it shows the best and worst of man and the hope that the former triumphs in the end. out of 5 stars Variable Star - What a ride.
Reviewed in /5(). Variable Star (Tor Science Fiction) - Kindle edition by Heinlein, Robert A., Robinson, Spider. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Variable Star (Tor Science Fiction).4/4().
Variable Star was an outline found in the papers of Robert A. Heinlein by his family. Spider Robinson was commissioned by RAHs literary executor to finish the work and he did, publishing the book almost 20 years after the grand masters death/5.
At his death inRobert A. Heinlein left a legacy of novels and short stories that almost single-handedly defined modern science fiction. But one of Heinlein's masterpieces was never finished. Inhe began work on Variable Star, a powerful and passionate tale of two young lovers driven. The introductory chapters on the types of variable stars include verbatim descriptions from the General Catalog of Variable Stars (GCVS) along with further explanations and illustrations.
This format leads to my only real criticism of the book, which is the fact that often, large portions of the GCVS description are repeated in the accompanying.
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Philadelphia, Blakiston Co. [©] (OCoLC) The story of a variable star observation Astronomy magazine columnist Glenn Chaple explains how to observe variable stars and submit brightness data to the American Association of Variable Star.
The book weaves the story of her and variable stars into a narrative about the age of the universe and the distance scales to objects in it. Great read. flag Like see review/5. In giving this book five stars, I am being slightly generous - I would like to deduct half a star (total) for the very minor preachy bit, just because it didn't seem to fit the rest of the story, and for the associated intermingling of Heinlein's history with ours.
But I'd much rather give it five than four. Don't avoid this book because of 5/5(5). Another possible solution would be to point both Variable star and Variable Star to the article on variable stars, which would have a disambiguation link to the novel article (presumably called Variable Star (novel)) at the top.
In this case life would be easy for the person who wanted to know about variable stars (whichever capitalization he. 'The pages of this marvellous book are like dipping into magic waters. Intertwined in the story of how stars behave is the story of the first century of the world’s largest organization dedicated to observing variable stars.
This is a tale of ideas, anguish, and discovery, from the Author: Thomas R. Williams, Michael Saladyga. The basic structure of the story is very much that of Heinlein's juveniles, which is what Heinlein intended it to be when he plotted it; a young man goes to the stars, and there he finds himself.
Much of the story is very much not that of a Heinlein juvenile; there's sex and drugs and the main character is a musician, not an engineer-slash.
Good story I liked the overall theme of the book but felt that most of the middle was filler. The first few chapters on earth were intriguing with interesting characters and story line. Most of the shipboard content seemed like filler with mostly character drama.
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Inat at. The language and some of the situations may be a bit spicy for kids under ten, but the rest of the story is standard adventure fare.
So before you pick up Variable Star, try this little experiment: read “Jeffty is Five” by Harlan Ellison first, and then start reading Variable Star. You might not be reading pure Heinlein, but you’d almost.A star is an astronomical object consisting of a luminous spheroid of plasma held together by its own nearest star to Earth is the other stars are visible to the naked eye from Earth during the night, appearing as a multitude of fixed luminous points in the sky due to their immense distance from Earth.
Historically, the most prominent stars were grouped into constellations.