The Galaxies of the Local Group
The Local Group is a small cluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. At least half of all galaxies in the Universe are thought to belong to similar groups. This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive synthesis of what is known about the Local Group. It begins with a summary of each member galaxy, as well as those galaxies previously regarded as possible members. The book examines the mass, stability and evolution of the Local Group as a whole and includes many important previously unpublished results and conclusions. With clarity, Professor van den Bergh provides a masterful summary of all that is known about the galaxies of the Local Group and their evolution, and expertly places this knowledge in the wider context of on-going studies of galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmic distance scale, and the conditions in the early Universe.
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13 The most luminous dwarf spheroidal galaxies
14 Dwarf spheroidals in the Andromeda subgroup
15 Faint dwarf spheroidals
16 The outer fringes of the Local Group
17 Intergalactic matter in the Local Group
18 Dynamical and physical volution
19 Properties of the Local Group
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