Astrophysics and Space Science Library

From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies

Dialogues on a Century of Research

Editors: D'Onofrio, Mauro, Rampazzo, Roberto, Zaggia, Simone (Eds.)

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  • In the stylistic tradition of Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems"
  • Written as a series of interviews with many leading astronomers who participated in the history of extragalactic astronomy
  • Documents the evolution of understanding of galaxies through the 20th and early 21st century
  • Attractive also for undergraduate students who not only want to learn the state of the art of a field but seek an understanding of astronomical thinking and understanding
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About this book

In order to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wants to be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievements in this area.

Since the pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the research on galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallel exponential growth of new technologies. 

Through a series of interviews with distinguished astronomers the editors provide a snapshot of the achievements obtained in understanding galaxies. While many initial questions about their nature have been addressed, many are still open and require new efforts to achieve a solution. The discussions may reveal paradigms worthwhile revisiting. With the help of some of those scientists who have contributed to it, the editors sketch the history of this scientific journey and ask them for inspirations for future directions of galaxy research.

About the authors

Mauro D'Onofrio is an associate professors at the Department of Physics and Astronomy G. Galilei, University of Padova. He is an expert in the calibration, and setup of astronomical instruments as well as of data reduction and data analysis. His research has focused on galaxies both without and with AGN. He has co-edited two previous volumes  published by Springer(on Cosmology and Quasars) written in the same interview style as this book. dalfkädslfä

Roberto Rampazzo is a staff astronomer at INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova. His research focuses on interacting galaxies and early-type galaxies.

Simone Zaggia is a staff astronomer at INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova. He is specialised in the dynamics of stellar systems and the structure of the Milky Way.     

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Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2017

“This is a remarkably detailed, 800-page compendium of information currently known about galaxies, told in an unusual question and answer interview format by dozens of experts in the field. … This 800-page book is well referenced and makes excellent use of diagrams and images, many of which appear in color. It is an essential reference for any individual with a technical interest in galaxies. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-division undergraduates and above; faculty and professionals.” (T. D. Oswalt, Choice, Vol. 54 (8), April, 2017)

“The book is well produced, with black-and-white and colour figures within the text. Each chapter has contributions from several authors, with references collected at the end of the chapter. … The book provides a good overview for those with some knowledge of the field.” (Phillip Helbig, The Observatory, Vol. 137, August, 2017)



        

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Extragalactic Astronomy: From Pioneers to Big Science

    Rampazzo, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 1-92

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  • The Milky Way and the Local Group

    Rampazzo, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 93-188

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  • Family Traits of Galaxies: From the Tuning Fork to a Physical Classification in a Multi-Wavelength Context

    Rampazzo, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 189-242

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  • The Anatomy of Galaxies

    D’Onofrio, Mauro (et al.)

    Pages 243-379

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  • The Impact of Surveys

    Rampazzo, Roberto (et al.)

    Pages 381-477

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eBook 166,59 €
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Hardcover 210,99 €
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Softcover 210,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-80941-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies
Book Subtitle
Dialogues on a Century of Research
Editors
  • Mauro D'Onofrio
  • Roberto Rampazzo
  • Simone Zaggia
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
435
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31006-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31006-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31004-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80941-0
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 785
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 69 illustrations in colour
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