Initial Observations.- Formation of Stars and Clusters.- Globular Clusters as a Unique Case?.- The Death of Open Clusters.- The Evolution of Globular Clusters.- Complex Lives.- Planets in Clusters.- Milkomeda as a Last Hurrah for Star Formation in our Galaxy?.- Glossary.- Index.
David Stevenson was born in Paisley, Scotland, in 1968, and
studied molecular biology at Glasgow University and a PhD in
genetics from the University of Cambridge. After a stint in
academia, he became a teacher, but continued to write science
articles for various magazines including Sky & Telescope. His
publications with Springer include Extreme Explosions (2014) and
"Under a Crimson Sun" (2014) and he is at work on a new book about
weather and exoplanets. Despite a background in Biology, David's
father inspired his interest in astronomy from an early age.
Exploring the cross-roads of different scientific disciplines is a
key interest and motivation in both teaching and writing.
David lives in Nottingham, UK, with his wife and family.