Cosmochemistry: The Melting Pot of the Elements by C. Esteban | 9780521169592 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Cosmochemistry: The Melting Pot of the Elements

Cosmochemistry: The Melting Pot of the Elements

by C. Esteban
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521169593

ISBN-13: 9780521169592

Pub. Date: 01/20/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book contains the lectures delivered at the XIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, which reviewed current knowledge about the origin and evolution of the chemical elements in the Universe. Written by seven prestigious astrophysics researchers, it covers cosmological and stellar nucleosynthesis, abundance determinations in stars and ionized nebulae,

Overview

This book contains the lectures delivered at the XIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, which reviewed current knowledge about the origin and evolution of the chemical elements in the Universe. Written by seven prestigious astrophysics researchers, it covers cosmological and stellar nucleosynthesis, abundance determinations in stars and ionized nebulae, chemical composition of nearby and distant galaxies, and models of chemical evolution of galaxies and intracluster medium.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521169592
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/20/2011
Series:
Cambridge Contemporary Astrophysics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. Primordial alchemy: from the Big Bang to the present Universe G. Steigman; 2. Stellar nucleosynthesis N. Langer; 3. Obervational aspects of stellar nucleosynthesis D. L. Lambert; 4. Abundance determinations in HII regions and planetary nebulae G. Stasinska; 5. Element abundances in nearby galaxies D. R. Garnett; 6. Chemical evolution of galaxies and intracluster medium F.Matteucci; 7. Element abundances through the cosmic ages M. Pettini.

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