Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Enrique Garcı́a–Berro, G. Leandro Althaus
    Pages 1-49
  3. Ivan Hubeny
    Pages 51-85
  4. Giulio Del Zanna, Helen Mason
    Pages 87-205
  5. Gerald Handler
    Pages 207-241
  6. Simon Goodwin
    Pages 243-277
  7. Ana Inés Gómez de Castro
    Pages 279-335
  8. I. Neill Reid
    Pages 337-395
  9. Geraldine J. Peters, Raphael Hirschi
    Pages 447-484
  10. Isabella Pagano
    Pages 485-557
  11. Detlev Koester
    Pages 559-612
  12. Thomas J. Maccarone
    Pages 613-652
  13. Elliott Horch
    Pages 653-692
  14. Philipp Podsiadlowski
    Pages 693-733
  15. Stan Owocki
    Pages 735-788
  16. Back Matter

About this book


This is volume 4 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on “Stellar Structure and Evolution” edited by Martin A. Barstow presents accessible review chapters on Stellar Structure, Stellar Atmospheres, The Sun as a Star, Asteroseismology, Star Formation, Young Stellar Objects and Protostellar Disks, Brown Dwarfs, Evolution of Solar and Intermediate- Mass Stars, The Evolution of High Mass Stars, Stellar Activity, White Dwarf Stars, Black Holes and Neutron Stars, Binaries and Multiple Stellar Systems, Supernovae and Gamma-Ray Bursts, and Stellar Winds.

All chapters of the handbook were written by practicing professionals. They include sufficient background material and references to the current literature to allow readers to learn enough about a specialty within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to get started on their own practical research projects. In the spirit of the series Stars and Stellar Systems published by Chicago University Press in the 1960s and 1970s, each chapter of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems can stand on its own as a fundamental review of its respective sub-discipline, and each volume can be used as a textbook or recommended reference work for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Advanced students and professional astronomers in their roles as both lecturers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems as a comprehensive and pedagogical reference work on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.


Asteroseismology reviewed Astronomy reference work Brown Dwarfs reviewed Jong stars reviewed Neutron Stars reviewed Protoplanetary disks reviewed Star Formation reviewed Stellar Activity reviewed Stellar Black Holes reviewed Stellar Winds reviewed Stellar structure and evolution reviewed The Sun reviewed White Dwarfs reviewed

Editors and affiliations

  • Terry D. Oswalt
    • 1
  • Martin A. Barstow
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics & Space SciencesFlorida Institute of Technology, University BoulevardMelbourneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5614-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5615-1
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