The Supernova Story

by Laurence A. Marschall. Plenum, $22.95. Dr. Marschall includes antique astronomic records as well as current methods and theories in this lucid, informative explanation of how stars form, develop, and die. Some die quietly. A supernova goes off with a bang. The effects of the bang can be observed and studied. Even readers with no previous curiosity about celestial explosions should find the story exciting.