The Milky Way Galaxy

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Gordon and Breach Pub., 1996 - Science - 511 pages
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"This book provides a comprehensive overview of the structure and evolution of our Galaxy, as well as of overall advances in the most rapidly developing areas of galactic research." "Both observational data and theoretical concepts are presented, offering the reader a broad perspective on the most important and current topics in galactic astronomy, such as chemical evolution, the history of star formation, collapse of the Protogalaxy, starbursts, and early galactic winds." "This comprehensive monograph will prove invaluable for a wide audience, including those interested in ages, kinematics, interstellar medium, and the structure and origin of galactic components. It will be especially valuable for students and researchers working in various fields of galactic (and extragalactic) astronomy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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