Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmos: Astronomical Winds, Jets, and Explosions by T. W. Hartquist

Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmos: Astronomical Winds, Jets, and Explosions

byT. W. Hartquist, J. E. Dyson, D. P. Ruffle

Hardcover | April 14, 2004

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Many astrophysical bodies produce winds, jets or explosions, which blow spectacular bubbles. From a nonmathematical, unifying perspective, based on the understanding of bubbles, the authors address many of the most exciting topics in modern astrophysics including supernovae, the production ofstructure in the Early Universe, the environments of supermassive black holes and gamma-ray bursts.

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T.W. Hartquist, J.E. Dyson, and D.P. Ruffle are all at the University of Leeds.

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Title:Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmos: Astronomical Winds, Jets, and ExplosionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:April 14, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195130545

ISBN - 13:9780195130546

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Table of Contents

1. The First Discoveries of Astronomical Winds2. The Magnitudes of Astronomical Quantities3. Stellar Evolution4. Basic Structures of Winds and Windblown Bubbles5. Star Formation and Low-Mass Young Stellar Objects6. Regions of High-Mass Star Formation7. Winds from Main-Sequence and Post-Main-Sequence Stars8. Supernovae and Their Remnants9. Galactic Winds, Starburst Superwinds, and the Epoch of Galaxy Formation10. Active Galaxies and Their Nuclei11. Some Other Windy and Explosive Sources

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"Three astrophysicists from Leeds University diverge from many studies by focusing not on a particular source of radiation, but on a set of phenomena produced by a wide range of them. The underlying pictures required for such a study, they say, are simple, limited in type, and highlyadaptable, and thus suitable to introduce non-specialists to a large swathe of astrophysics from a unifying perspective: star- forming regions, supernova, the creation of structure in the early universe, and other hot topics."--SciTech Book News