The Road to Galaxy Formation (Second Edition)

William C. Keel

The Road to Galaxy Formation (Second Edition)How galaxies and yet larger structures are formed remains one of the most interesting, topical and important questions facing astrophysicists and cosmologists today. This fully updated and revised edition of The Road to Galaxy Formation draws on the most recent observation of galaxies in the early universe obtained by the very latest ground- and space-based telescopes. New material includes information on and analysis of

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • List of figures
  • List of abbreviations and acronyms
    1. A cosmological cartoon
    2. Galaxies today
    3. The fossil record in nearby galaxies
    4. Measuring galaxies
    5. Galaxy evolution
    6. The intergalactic medium
    7. The initial conditions before galaxy formation
    8. Active galactic nuclei in the early universe
    9. Approaching the Dark Ages
    10. The processes of galaxy formation
    11. Forward to the past---what can new eyes expect to see?
  • Index
    Extent: 288 pages; 8-page colour section
    Binding: hardback
    Publication Date: June 2007
    ISBN: 978-3-540-72534-3

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