Galaxies and Cosmology - Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (Paperback)
  • Galaxies and Cosmology - Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (Paperback)

Galaxies and Cosmology - Astronomy and Astrophysics Library (Paperback)

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Paperback 444 Pages / Published: 01/12/2010
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Unique in its breadth of coverage and level of presentation, this revised textbook provides more on the nature of galaxies, extragalactic objects, the large-scale structure of the Universe, and cosmology than is available in general textbooks on astronomy. It remains, however, accessible to advanced undergraduate students. One or more chapters are devoted to each of the following: the classification and morphology of galaxies; the galactic interstellar medium; galactic kinematics; elliptical, spiral, and barred spiral galaxies; the interactions between galaxies; extragalactic radio sources, quasars and their line spectra, and other active galactic nuclei; the formation of galaxies; the Universe as a whole; and cosmology.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642075421
Number of pages: 444
Weight: 706 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 23 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2001


"This, the second edition of a tried and trusted text, presents the very latest consensus of opinion on the formation, maintenance and evolution of galactic structures and cosmology. I found the style of this text very accessible and easy to read. [...] I could easily imagine the interested non-specialist getting a lot out of this book, owing to the use of mathematics as an ancillary aspect of the text. [...] it will certainly be of use to graduate students beginning their studies in cosmology and galactic astronomy." (Neil English, Astronomy Now, May 2003)

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