Item description for Galaxy Formation and Evolution (Springer Praxis Books / Astronomy and Planetary Sciences) by Hyron Spinrad...
The evolution in the form and structure of galaxies which has taken place since the universe was in its infancy is one of the most closely studied by astrophysicists and cosmologists today. It has profound implications for our understanding of how the universe itself has evolved over the past 12 billion years or so. This book will discuss the evolution of galaxies in detail, emphasising the boundaries of our knowledge about the most distant galaxies, but demonstrating how it is possible to make important comparisons between nearby galaxies and the most distant current observed. The author will also review galaxy morphology and its likely (but as yet unproven) history.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7" Height: 10" Weight: 1.2 lbs.
Release Date Sep 21, 2005
ISBN 3540254986 ISBN13 9783540254980
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More About Hyron Spinrad
Hyron Spinrad was born in 1934 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Berkeley.