Cover: The Orion Nebula in HARDCOVER

The Orion Nebula

Where Stars Are Born

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HARDCOVER

$29.50 • £23.95 • €26.50

ISBN 9780674011830

Publication Date: 10/31/2003

Short

192 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 color, 27 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • 1. Enter the Hunter
  • 2. Views of Our Universe
  • 3. Henry Draper and the Photographic Revolution
  • 4. The Toolbox of the Astronomer
  • 5. Opaque Skies on the Clearest Nights
  • 6. Why Is a Star a Star?
  • 7. Bengt Stromgren’s Spheres
  • 8. The Explorers Set Sail
  • 9. Where Did All These Stars Come From?
  • 10. The Hubble Space Telescope
  • 11. What Orion Really Looks Like
  • 12. What Is Happening in the Orion Nebula?
  • 13. Are We Alone?
  • 14. Outsmarting the Fickle Goddess of Science
  • Index

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