We Are Made of Starstuff

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Science  04 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5518, pp. 863
DOI: 10.1126/science.1060882

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The Magic Furnace The Search for the Origins of Atoms. Marcus Chown. Oxford University Press, New York, 2001. 240 pp. $25. ISBN 0-19-514305-1.

Writing for nonspecialists, Chowan presents the stories of the birth of atoms in the Big Bang and stellar evolution and sketches the history of research into both processes.