Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Astronomy | Galaxies and Cosmology

Galaxies and Cosmology

COMBES, F., Boissé, P., Mazure, A., Blanchard, A.

Translated by Seymour, M.

Original French edition published by InterEditions, Paris et Editions du CNRS, Meudon, 1991

2nd ed. 2001, XVIII, 444 p.

Available Formats:
Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-540-41927-3

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Softcover
Information

Softcover (also known as softback) version.

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-07542-1

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

Cosmology is the study of nature on the grandest scale we know: that of the Universe itself. This successful and class-tested textbook covers all the essentials: galaxies, their formation, morphology, dynamics, stellar and gaseous structure, and interactions; radio sources, quasars, and other galactic nuclei and their spectra and absorption-line systems; and the interstellar medium and the Universe on a large scale -- in short, all of extragalactic astronomy. The emphasis throughout is on data acquired at all wavelengths, thanks to modern observational techniques, and on the concepts relevant to each type of object. The authors present the thinking that lies at the heart of the newest theories and developments, including the formation of stars and spiral and barred structures, the origin of absorption lines, the properties of galaxies, and recent inflationary theories in cosmology.
Thanks to considerable progress in telescope technology in recent years, galaxies are now observed with an enlarged look-back time, and astronomers have begun recently to trace the history of star formation. These major advances are included in this revised and updated edition, together with further updates in critical areas of galactic astronomy and cosmology.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Cosmology - Extragalactic Radio Sources - Galaxies - Instellar Medium - Quasars - Universe

Related subjects » Astronomy

Table of contents 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology.