Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 6: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology by Terry D. OswaltPlanets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 6: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology by Terry D. Oswalt

Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 6: Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology

byTerry D. OswaltEditorWilliam C. Keel

Hardcover | February 27, 2013

Pricing and Purchase Info

$596.04 online 
$689.95 list price save 13%
Earn 2,980 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

This is volume 6 of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, a six-volume compendium of modern astronomical research, covering subjects of key interest to the main fields of contemporary astronomy. This volume on "Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology" edited by William C. Keel presents accessible review chapters on Galaxy Morphology, Elliptical and Disk Galaxy Structure and Modern Scaling Laws, Star Formation in Galaxies, The Cool ISM in Galaxies, The Influence of Environment on Galaxy Evolution, Clusters of Galaxies, Active Galactic Nuclei, Large Scale Structure of the Universe, Distance Scale of the Universe, Galaxies in the Cosmological Context, Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei, The Intergalactic Medium, and Cosmic Microwave Background.

All chapters of the handbook were written by practicing professionals. They include sufficient background material and references to the current literature to allow readers to learn enough about a specialty within astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology to get started on their own practical research projects. In the spirit of the series Stars and Stellar Systems published by Chicago University Press in the 1960s and 1970s, each chapter of Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems can stand on its own as a fundamental review of its respective sub-discipline, and each volume can be used as a textbook or recommended reference work for advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses. Advanced students and professional astronomers in their roles as both lecturers and researchers will welcome Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems as a comprehensive and pedagogical reference work on astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology.

Dr. Terry D. Oswalt, an astronomer, is Head of the Department of Physics and Space Sciences and Associate Provost for Research at Florida Institute of Technology. He has also served the U.S. National Science Foundation as program officer for Stellar Astronomy and Astrophysics. He earned his Ph.D. in Astronomy at The Ohio State Universi...
Loading
Title:Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems: Volume 6: Extragalactic Astronomy and CosmologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:690 pagesPublished:February 27, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400756089

ISBN - 13:9789400756083

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Table of Contents

1. Galaxy Morphology. 2. Elliptical and Disk Galaxy Structure, and Modern Scaling Laws. 3. Star Formation in Galaxies. 4. The Cool ISM in Galaxies. 5. The Influence of Environment on Galaxy Evolution. 6. Clusters of Galaxies. 7. Active Galactic Nuclei. 8. Large Scale Structure of the Universe. 9. Distance Scale of the Universe. 10. Galaxies in the Cosmological Context. 11. Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei. 12. The Intergalactic Medium. 13.Cosmic Microwave Background.