About the Book: A History Of The Universe In 100 Stars
From the Big Bang to the Gaia Mission, this is a very personal history of the
universe through the authors favourite 100 stars.
Astronomer Florian Freistetter has chosen 100 stars that have almost nothing in
common. Some are bright and famous, some shine so feebly you need a huge
telescope. There are big stars, small stars, nearby stars and faraway stars.
Some died a while ago, others have not even yet come into being. Collectively
they tell the story of the whole world, according to Freistetter. There is
Algol, for example, the Demon Star,