Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/none as issued. About fine, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner's name stamped neatly on top edge, otherwise as new. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. xiv, 468  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall. This collection of papers describes the evolutionary path of stars of various masses. Observational data and theoretical modeling of the stellar atmosphere and the stellar interior and their interaction are presented, covering chemical peculiarities, mass loss, and explosion, all of which are strongly related to the hydrodynamic evolution of the interior. In particular the supernova SN 1987 A is discussed for the first time in detail, including the underground neutrino observations and the detection of X-rays from the supernova. The study of its progenitor, a B 3 supergiant, was related to the topics of chemical peculiarities and mass loss mechanisms and atmospheric models. The intended readers are professional astronomers and astrophysicists, as well as physicists. The book will also be an important source of information for graduate students. ---Publisher's web siteMain sequence abundances: Observational aspects, Jun Jugaku; Main sequence abundances, mass loss and meridional circulation, Georges Michaud; Observed lithium abundances as a test of stellar internal structure, Sylvie Vauclair; On the distribution of the lithium abundance in normal late-type giantsLiia Hänni; Abundances in cool evolved stars, Catherine A. Pilachowski; Chemical peculiarities, mass loss, and final evolution of AGB stars in the magellanic clouds, P. R. Wood; Nucleosynthesis and mixing in low- and intermediate-mass AGB stars, David Hollowell, Icko Iben Jr.; Abundances in J-type carbon starsKazuhiko Utsumi; The abundance of oxygen in M92 giants, Catherine A. Pilachowski; A search for galactic carbon stars, Hideo Maehara; Surface distribution of M stars with different IRAS colour, Keiichi Ishida, Mazlan Othman; SiO isotope emissions from late-type stars, N. Ukita, N. Kaifu; Detection of water maser emission from a carbon star V778 CYGNI, Y. Nakada, H. Izumiura, T. Onaka, O. Hashimoto, N. Ukita, S. Deguchi et al.; Chemical and expansion properties of compact planetary nebulae in the galactic anti-center region, Shin'ichi Tamura; Helium flashes through the NCO reaction, K. Arai, K. Kaminisi, M. Hashimoto, K. Nomoto; Abundances in hot evolved stars, D. Husfeld; Evolutionary helium and cno anomalies in the atmospheres and winds of massive hot stars, Nolan R. Walborn; The point on the theoretical changes of surface chemistry during massive star evolution, André Maeder; White dwarf seismology: Inverse problem of g-mode oscillations, Hiromoto Shibahashi, Takashi Sekii, Steven Kawaler, The white dwarf luminosity function and the phase diagram of the carbon-oxygen dense plasma, E. Garcia-Berrol, M. Hernanz, R. Mochkovitch, J. Isern; Wolf-Rayet stars as a diagnostic of internal mixing processes in massive mass losing stars, N. Langer; A systematic study of stellar models for c/o-rich Wolf-Rayet stars, N. Langer, M. Kiriakidis; Overabundance of sodium in the atmospheres of massive supergiants as a possible manifestation of NeNa cycle, A. A. Boyarchuk, P. A. Denisenkov, I. Hubený, V. V. Ivanov, I. Kubát, L. S. Lyubimkov et al.; Excitation of non-radial oscillations by overstable convection in differentially rotating massive main sequence stars, Umin Lee; Dredge-up by sound wave emission from a convective core, Masa-aki Kondo; Stellar mass loss and atmospheric instability, Cornelis de Jager, Hans Nieuwenhuijzen; Winds of hot stars as a diagnostic tool of stellar evolution, R. P. Kudritzki, A. Pauldrach, J. Puls; Atmospheric phenomena in ETA carinae and the Hubble-Sandage variables,R. Viotti, L. Rossi, A. Altamore, C. Rossi, G. B. Baratta, A. Cassatella; Model of dusty envelope of ETA Carinae, A. B. Men'shchikov, B. M. Shustov, A. V. Tutukov; Turbulence-driven atmospheric instability and large-scale motions in super- and hypergiants, B. Boer, J. Carpay, A. de Koter, C. de Jager, H. Nieuwenhuijzen, A. Piters et al.; Quantitative spectroscopy of Wolf-Rayet stars, W. Schmutz; Analysis of 30 Wolf-Rayet stars, W. Schmutz, W. -R. Hamann, U. Wessolowski; NLTE analysis of the Wolf-Rayet star HD193077 (WN5+abs); W. Schmutz, W. -R. Hamann, U. Wessolowski; II-1. Hot stars spectral analysis of the Wolf-Rayet star HD 50896, W. -R. Hamann, W. Schmutz, U. Wessolowski; Atmospheric diagnostics of Wolf-Rayet stars, C. Doom; New observational results of of/WN transition types, B. Wolf; The galactic distribution and subtype evolution of Wolf-Rayet stars, B. Hidayat, A. G. Admiranto, K. R. Supelli, K. A. van der Hucht; A new driving mechanism of the episodic mass-loss in BE stars, Hiroyasu Ando; Stellar wind equations in a new steady stateMariko Kato, Molecular spectroscopy as diagnostics of outer atmosphere of cool luminous stars: quasi-static turbulent molecular formation zone and stellar mass-loss, Takashi Tsuji; Dust driven winds in late supergiants, Erwin Sedlmayr, Carsten Dominik, Hans-Peter Gail; Winds from red giants, Yu. A. Fadeyev; Discovery of a reflection dust envelope around IRC+10216, M. Tamura, T. Hasegawa, N. Ukita, I. Gatley, I. S. McLean, M. G. Burton, et al.; Distance determination of mass losing carbon stars from CO and HCN radio observations, Wasaburo Unnol, Takashi Tsuji, Kou-ichi Koyama, Hideyuki Izumiura, Nobuharu Ukita, Norio Kaifu; A sensitive line search in circumstellar envelopes, Nguyen-Q-Rieu, S. Deguchi, H. Izumiura, N. Kaifu, M. Ohishi, H. Suzuki et al.; Photospheres of Mira variables, M. S. Bessell, J. M. Brett, M. Scholz, Y. Takeda, R. Wehrsee, P. R. Wood; The V-stokes parameter as a manifestation of envelope activity for cool, bright, evolved stars, B. D. Holenstein, R. H. Koch, R. J. Pfeiffer; The mixing length ratio, Eddy diffusivity, and acoustic waves, Kwing L. Chan, Sabatino Sofia; Intermittent transition to irregular pulsation with mass loss in hydrodynamic models, Toshiki Aikawa; A model oscillator of irregular stellar variability, Mine Takeuti, Yasuo Tanaka; The structure of a stationary atmosphere with a heat source or sink, Kyoji Nariai; Evolution diagnostics in interacting binaries, Jorge Sahade; Atmospheric evidence of evolutionary processes in interacting binaries, Yoji Kondo; W Ursae Majoris star models: Observational constraints, Albert P. Linnell; Mass and energy transfer in semi-detached binary systems, Wasaburo Unno, Masayoshi Kiguchi, Masatoshi Kitamura; Empirical determination of the gravity-darkening exponent for the secondary components filling the Roche lobe in semi-detached close binary systems, Masatoshi Kitamura, Yasuhisa Nakamura; Call H and K emission in the secondary component of U Cephei, Akira Okazaki, Yasuhisa Nakamura, Jun-Ichi Katahira; Carbon abundance in mass-exchanging binaries, H. Cugier, J. P. De Greve; Photometric and polarimetric observations of the RV Tauri star ar puppis, A. V. Raveendran, N. Kameswara Rao; Classical Novae before and after outburst, Mario Livio; Spectral peculiarities innova vulpeculae 1984 N° 2Yvette Andrillat, Leo Houziaux; The chemical composition of the white dwarfs in cataclysmic variable systems which produce novae, Warren M. Sparks, Sumner G. Starrfield, James W. Truran, G. Siegfried Kutter; Numerical modelling of the classical nova outburst, G. Siegfried Kutter, Warren M. Sparks; Superoutbursts and superhumps of SU UMA Stars, Yoji Osaki, Masahito Hirose; Accretion-disk-instability model for outbursts of FU Orionis, Hitoshi Hanami; Nonlinear oscillation of the magnetosphere around neutron stars, Hitoshi Hanami, Mass ejection during helium shell flashes from a massive white dwarf, Hideyuki Saio, Mariko Kato, Izumi Hachisu; The evolution of the progenitor of SN 1987A, C. de Loore, C. Doom; SN 1987A: Ultraviolet observations and mass loss, Robert P. Kirshner; Spectroscopic and photometric observations of SN1987a obtained at SAAO, R. M. Catchpole; SN 1987A: An Australian view, Michael A. Dopita; Enrichment of S-process elements in the progenitor of SN 1987A, R. E. Williams; On the origin of supernovae of type Ib, David Branch; Model calculations and spectroscopic constrains for SN1987A, P. Höflich; Type II Supernova photospheres and the distance to supernova 1967A, Manorama Chilukuri, Robert V. Wagoner; Spectroscopic diagnosis of SN1987A and lesser lights, J. Craig Wheeler, Robert P. Harkness, Zalman Barkat; Light curve models for SN 1987A and diagnosis of supernova interior, Ken'ichi Nomoto, Toshikazu Shigeyama, Masa-aki Hashimoto; Observation of a neutrino burst from the supernova SN1987a, The KAMIOKANDE-II Collaboration; SN1987a:Calculations versus observations, James R. Wilson; Supernova mechanisms: Before and after SN1987a, Sidney H. Kahana; SN 1987a: Theoretical considerations, S. E. Woosley; Calculated late time spectra of Supernovae, Timothy S. Axelrod; Observing the nucleosynthesis from core collapse supernovae, Claes Fransson; X-rays and -rays from Supernova 1987a, P. Sutherland, Y. Xu, R. McCray, R. Ross; X-ray observation of SN1987A from Ginga, Y. Tanaka; The composite image of sanduleak 69° 202, candidate precursor to SN 1987A in the LMC, Nolan R. Walborn, Barry M. Lasker, Victoria G. Laidler, You-Hua Chu; Evolution of the precursor of SN1987A, P. R. Wood, D. J. Faulkner; Calculated energy distributions for SN II, P. H. Hauschildt, W. Spies, R. Wehrse, G. Shaviv; L radiation and CaII ionization in the type II supernovae at late times, Nikolai N. Chugai; The effect of general relativity and equation of state on the adiabatic collapse and explosion of a stellar core, N. Sack, I. Lichtenstadt; Quasi-static and steady-state pictures for collapsing core of type II supernova, D. Sugimoto, A. Sasaki, T. Ebisuzaki; Analysis of neutrinos from Supernova 1987A, H. Y. Chiu, K. L. Chan, Y. Kondo; Analysis of neutrino burst from the supernova in the large Magellanic cloud, Hideyuki Suzuki, Katsuhiko Sato; Time profile of the neutrino burst from the supernova 1987A, Hideyuki Suzuki, Katsuhiko Sato; SN1987A and constraint on the mass and lifetime of tau neutrinos, Mariko Takahara, Katsuhiko Sato; Collapse of the neutron star induced by phase transitions and neutrino emission from SN1987A, Mariko Takahara, Katsuhiko Sato; A rotating stellar collapse model for supernova 1987a, Takashi Nakamura, Masataka Fukugita; Neutrino emission processes in the Weinberg-Salam theory, Naoki Itoh; A simple treatment of the problem of radiative transfer in supernova-like envelopes, J. Isern, R. López, E. Simonneau; The light curve of SN 1987 A,R. Schaeffer, M. Cassé, R. Mochkovitch, S. Cahen; Nucleosynthesis in exploding massive Wolf-Rayet stars, M. F. El Eid, N. Langer; Origin of a diffuse galactic emission at 511 keV, M. Signore, G. Vedrenne; Chemical composition of high-energy cosmic-ray nuclei and its possible origin in type-II supernovaYoshiyuki Takahashi; Hard X-rays and Gamma-rays from SN 1987A, M. Itch, S. Kumagai, T. Shigeyama, K. Nomoto, J. Nishimura; Thermal radiation from a neutron star in SN 1987A; Ken'ichi Nomoto, Sachiko Tsuruta, Thermal X-rays due to ejecta/CSM interaction in SN 1987A, K. Masai, S. Hayakawa, H. Itoh, K. Nomoto, T. Shigeyama; An X-ray investigation of Crab-like supernova remnants, Z. R. Wang, F. D. Seward; The statistical analysis of Supernovae, Zongwei Li; The X-ray spectrum of the Cygnus loop with GSPC, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Makoto Manabe, Koujun Yamashita; Radio patrol camera for supernovae search, T. Daishido, K. Asuma, S. Inoue, K. Nishibori, H. Ohara, S. Komatsu et al.