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Spiral Structure in Galaxies

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How does it happen that billions of stars can cooperate to produce the beautiful spirals that characterize so many galaxies, including ours? This book presents a theory of spiral structure that has been developed over the past three decades under the continuous stimulus of new observational studies. The theory unfolds in a way that can be grasped by any reader with an unde ...more
Hardcover, 281 pages
Published March 11th 1996 by The MIT Press
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G. Bertin is Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Milan.