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Extragalactic Astronomy and Cosmology: An Introduction

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  1 review
Starting with the description of our home galaxy the Milky Way, this cogently written textbook introduces the reader to the astronomy of galaxies, their structure, active galactic nuclei, evolution and large scale distribution. Then, from the extensive and thorough introduction to modern observational and theoretical cosmology, the text turns to the formation of structures ...more
Hardcover, 459 pages
Published October 9th 2006 by Springer (first published December 1st 2005)
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Suhrob
The textbook provides a broad overview of extragalactic
astrophysics. None of the topics is covered particularly in depth (so
it is not a textbook you'd snuggle up with for years exploring the
nooks and crannies of your favorite super-remote sub-sub field of a
particular very specific specialization within your given
micro-field), but serves as a good - and for a brief moment also - a
relatively up-to-date overview of the field. Add a half star if you
are particularly interested in weak lensing - this
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