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The rapidly expanding field of galaxy formation lies at the interfaces of astronomy, particle physics, and cosmology. Covering diverse topics from these disciplines, all of which are needed to understand how galaxies form and evolve, this book is ideal for researchers entering the field.
Individual chapters explore the evolution of the Universe as a whole and its particle and radiation content; linear and nonlinear growth of cosmic structure; processes affecting the gaseous and dark matter components of galaxies and their stellar populations; the formation of spiral and elliptical galaxies; central supermassive black holes and the activity associated with them; galaxy interactions; and the intergalactic medium.
Emphasizing both observational and theoretical aspects, this book provides a coherent introduction for astronomers, cosmologists, and astroparticle physicists to the broad range of science underlying the formation and evolution of galaxies.

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Hardback, 840 pages
160 illustrations (B/W)
Size: 247 x 174 mm
Weight: 1.77 kg
ISBN: 978-0-521-85793-2
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

May 31, 2010 Official release date of book (Europe)
May 25, 2010 Book now on sale at Cambridge University Press
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About the Authors

Houjun Mo is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Massachusetts. He is known for his work on the formation and clustering of galaxies and their dark matter halos.
Address: Department of Astronomy, University of Massachusetts, 710 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
Frank van den Bosch is Assistant Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics at Yale University, and is known for his studies of the formation, dynamics, and clustering of galaxies.
Address: Department of Astronomy, Yale University, P.O. Box 208101, New Haven, CT 06520-8101, USA
Simon White is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching. He is one of the originators of the modern theory of galaxy formation and has received numerous international prizes and honors.
Address: Max-Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str.1, 85740 Garching, Germany