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Galactic astronomy

Author: James Binney; Michael Merrifield
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Series: Princeton series in astrophysics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a treatment of the phenomenology of galaxies. The text draws on observations of both our own galaxy, the Milky Way, and of external galaxies. It emphasizes the observational basis for current understanding of galactic astromony in the late '90s.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Binney; Michael Merrifield
ISBN: 0691004021 9780691004020 0691025657 9780691025650
OCLC Number: 39108765
Description: xiii, 796 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Galaxies: an overview --
Astronomical measurements --
The properties of stars --
Morphology of galaxies --
Evolution of stars and stellar populations --
Star clusters --
The cosmic distance scale --
The interstellar media of galaxies --
The Milky Way's ISM --
Components of the Milky Way --
Stellar Kinematics in external galaxies --
APPENDICES: A: Gravitational deflection of light --
B: Important astronomical catalogs --
C: Richardson-Lucy deconvolution --
D: Useful numbers.
Series Title: Princeton series in astrophysics.
Responsibility: James Binney and Michael Merrifield.
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Covers the phenomenology of external galaxies, star clusters in the Milky Way, the interstellar media of external galaxies, gas in the Milky Way, the structure and kinematics of the stellar  Read more...

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"James Binney, Winner of the 2013 Eddington Medal, Royal Astronomical Society"

 
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Painfully bad writing

by Anne.Keany (WorldCat user published 2013-08-03) Fair Permalink
Here as elsewhere, Binney's writing is almost painfully bad.
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<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/4714386554#Topic\/sterrenstelsels<\/a>> # Sterrenstelsels<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sterrenstelsels<\/span>\"@en<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
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