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© 1995

Galaxies and Cosmology

Textbook

Part of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Library book series (AAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 1-3
  3. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 5-27
  4. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 29-62
  5. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 63-82
  6. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 83-100
  7. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 101-135
  8. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 137-165
  9. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 167-206
  10. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 207-238
  11. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 239-267
  12. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 269-291
  13. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 293-332
  14. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 333-355
  15. Françoise Combes, Patrick Boissé, Alain Mazure, Alain Blanchard
    Pages 357-395
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 397-408

About this book

Introduction

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. In addition, the authors have thoroughly revised and updated the text of the French original for this new translation.

Keywords

Universe active galactic nuclei astronomy cosmology galaxies quasar quasars

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Observatoire de ParisDEMIRMParisFrance
  2. 2.Ecole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 5France
  3. 3.GRAAL, Université de Montpellier IIMontpellier Cedex 5France
  4. 4.Observatoire de StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Galaxies and Cosmology
  • Authors Francoise Combes
    Patrick Boisse
    Alain Mazure
    Alain Blanchard
  • Series Title Astronomy and Astrophysics Library
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03190-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-58933-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-03192-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03190-2
  • Series ISSN 0941-7834
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-9698
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 408
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published by InterEditiones, Meudon 1991
  • Topics Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
    Astrophysics and Astroparticles
    Geophysics/Geodesy
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Reviews

From the reviews
"This book is an excellent description and introduction to the today's understanding of the galaxies and cosmology, giving not only some facts but also showing all the backgrounds."
Reviews of Astronomical Tools, 1995