The Formation of Stars / Edition 1

The Formation of Stars / Edition 1

by Steven W. Stahler, Francesco Palla
     
 

ISBN-10: 3527405593

ISBN-13: 9783527405596

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This book is a comprehensive treatment of star formation, one of the most active fields of modern astronomy. The reader is guided through the subject in a logically compelling manner. Starting from a general description of stars and interstellar clouds, the authors delineate the earliest phases of stellar evolution. They discuss formation activity not only in the

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This book is a comprehensive treatment of star formation, one of the most active fields of modern astronomy. The reader is guided through the subject in a logically compelling manner. Starting from a general description of stars and interstellar clouds, the authors delineate the earliest phases of stellar evolution. They discuss formation activity not only in the Milky Way, but also in other galaxies, both now and in the remote past. Theory and observation are thoroughly integrated, with the aid of numerous figures and images. In summary, this volume is an invaluable resource, both as a text for physics and astronomy graduate students, and as a reference for professional scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527405596
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Physics Textbook Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
865
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.69(d)

Table of Contents

I. Star Formation in our Galaxy
II. Physical Processes in Molecular Clouds
III. From Clouds to Stars
IV. Environmental Impact of Young Stars
V. Pre-Main-Sequence Stars
VI. A Universe of Stars

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