Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology

From z=0 to the Lyman Break

Editors: Block, D.L., Puerari, I., Stockton, A., Ferreira, D. (Eds.)

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South Africa - a land of paradigm shifts. A land where we are willing to leave behind the old, to bravely accept the new. What do we need to exit the dark ages in the morphology of galaxies? How prevalent is the cherishing of old concepts? Traditional morphology has been `mask-oriented', focusing on masks of dust and gas which may constitute only 5 percent of the dynamical mass of a galaxy.
Some of the world's foremost astronomers flew to South Africa to address morphologically related issues at an International Conference, the proceedings of which are contained in this volume. Examine predicted extinction curves for primordial dust at high redshift. Stars evolve; why not dust? Read about the breakdown of the Hubble sequence at a redshift of one. Explore the morphology of rings; the mysteries of metal-rich globular clusters; vigorous star-formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud; the world of secular evolution, where galaxies change their shapes within one Hubble time. And much more. Examine a new kinematical classification scheme of the unmasked, dust-penetrated near-infrared images of spiral galaxies.
This volume contains over 80 refereed contributions (including 18 in-depth keynote review articles), 40 pages of questions and answers, a panel discussion transcribed from tape and 24 colour plates. The volume is unique in that contributions from both high and low redshift experts are represented at a level readily accessible to postdoctoral students entering the exciting world of morphology - whether it be of the local, or more distant, Universe.

Table of contents (87 chapters)

  • The Stars and Australopithecus Africanus — Southern Man of Africa

    Mendelow, B.

    Pages 1-4

  • Cosmic Masks Still Dance

    Block, David L. (et al.)

    Pages 5-32

  • Cosmic Dust in The 21st Century

    Greenberg, J. Mayo (et al.)

    Pages 33-58

  • Neutral Hydrogen and Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies

    Sancisi, Renzo

    Pages 59-78

  • Resonance Rings and Galaxy Morphology

    Buta, Ronald

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology
Book Subtitle
From z=0 to the Lyman Break
Editors
  • David L. Block
  • Ivânio Puerari
  • Alan Stockton
  • DeWet Ferreira
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4114-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4114-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6185-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5801-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 821
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