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This is the definitive treatment of the phenomenology of galaxies--a clear and comprehensive volume that takes full account of the extraordinary recent advances in the field. The book supersedes the classic text Galactic Astronomy that James Binney wrote with Dimitri Mihalas, and complements Galactic Dynamics by Binney and Scott Tremaine. It will be invaluable to researche ...more
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This is the definitive treatment of the phenomenology of galaxies- a clear and comprehensive volume that takes full account of the extraordinary recent advances in the field. The book supersedes the classic text Galactic Astronomy"(1988) that James Binney wrote with Dimetri Milalas, and compliments "Galactic Dynamics" written by Binney and Scott Tremaine." [return][return]-Ostriker & Spergel, Editors- Princeton Series in Astrophysics[return][return]The original version of this book was writt ...more
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James Jeffrey Binney, FRS, FInstP (born 1950 in Surrey) is a British astrophysicist. He is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and former head of the Sub-Department of Theoretical Physics as well as a Professorial Fellow at Merton College. Binney is known principally for his work in theoretical galactic and extragalactic astrophysics, though he has made a number of contributions to ...moreMore about James Binney...