Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Understanding how the form and structure of galaxies have evolved has profound implications for our knowledge of how the Universe itself has been shaped over the past 12 billion years or so. This book discusses the evolution of the galaxies in detail and, whilst acknowledging the boundaries of what we know about the most distant galaxies, makes important comparisons between nearby galaxies and the most distant currently observed.
Written by one of the leading authorities in this field, Galaxy Formation and Evolution
Table of Contents
- is the first book to deal solely with the evolution of galaxies from the early universe to the present time
- draws on the most recent observation of galaxies, obtained by the very latest ground- and space-based instrumentation
- reflects the rapid advances made in this subject, and how they relate to other areas of modern observational cosmology.
- Taking the Measure of the Low-Redshift Universe
- Which Properties of Galaxies can Likely Evolve
- Observations of an Evolving Universe
- Galaxies at the Contemporary Limits
- Observational Cosmology
- Astronomical Instrumentation of the Future
- Briefly: Some Overall Conclusions and Problems
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