StardustBook - 2001
Life begins with the process of star formation. Except for hydrogen, every single atom of every single element in our bodies has been manufactured inside stars and then scattered across the universe in great stellar explosions known as supernovas, only then to be recycled as part of us. The hydrogen is primordial material, produced in the Big Bang, but everything else has been built up in the burning hearts of stars. We are made of stardust.
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001, c2000.
Branch Call Number: 523/.02/Gri 6173mb 1
Characteristics: x, 198 p. : ill. (some col.). --
Alternative Title: cosmic recycling of stars, planets and people