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From the Publisher"An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology is an impressive textbook. I found the presentation to be accessible to a wide variety of students, yet comprehensive and very up to date. The relevant mathematics and physics are introduced clearly and gently; advanced topics are explained in a pedagogically effective manner. The style of presentation will attract and sustain the interest of a broad spectrum of readers; it involves them in the drama of search, discovery and the emergence of new mysteries."
Robert Wagoner, Stanford University
"My first impression of this book is how visually beautiful it is! But the beauty is not just skin deep. The authors give an appealing introduction to the subject at a level that is comprehensible to anyone with first-year university physics and astronomy courses … A very helpful aid to learning the material [is] the numerous questions provided. The questions make the reader reflect, repeat and review, which makes for an excellent learning environment … In summary, this book can be highly recommended as a lucid and readable introduction to the subjects of galaxies and cosmology."
Stanley Yen, Physics in Canada
"This book aims to provide an introduction to extragalactic astronomy and cosmology at undergraduate level … The discussion is reinforced throughout by both clear technical diagrams and beautiful images of galaxies. The authors have succeeded in their goal of finding a presentation style which ensures accessibility … [they] urge active learning, some ideas being raised in question and answer fashion, encouraging the reader to consider the relevant physics before reading the answer. Each chapter also has numerous exercises, with full solutions at the back. I would recommend this book to any amateur with basic scientific grounding who seeks to learn more about the physics of deep sky objects. It is loaded with factual information, and produced to a high standard of accuracy and clarity throughout."
Dominic Ford, Journal of the British Astronomical Association