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Galaxies in the universe : an introduction

Author: Linda Siobhan Sparke; John S Gallagher
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This textbook provides a comprehensive and lucid modern introduction to galaxies for advanced undergraduate students in astronomy and physics.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Siobhan Sparke; John S Gallagher
ISBN: 0521855934 9780521855938 0521671868 9780521671866
OCLC Number: 74967110
Notes: Previous edition: 2000.
Description: ix, 431 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mapping our Milky Way --
The orbits of the stars --
Our backyard : the Local Group --
Spiral and S0 galaxies --
Elliptical galaxies --
Galaxy groups and clusters --
The large-scale distribution of galaxies --
Active galactic nuclei and the early history of galaxies --
Appendix A. Units and conversions --
Appendix B. Bibliography --
Appendix C. Hints for problems.
Responsibility: Linda S. Sparke, John S. Gallagher III.
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