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The Universe at Large

The Universe at Large
Key Issues in Astronomy and Cosmology

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Geoffrey Burbidge, E. Margaret Burbidge, Malcolm S. Longair, Donald Lynden-Bell, Igor Novikov, Donald Osterbrock, Bernard E. J. Pagel, Martin J. Rees, Hubert Reeves, Allan Sandage, Rashid Sunyaev
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  • Date Published: November 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521589444

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  • The Universe at Large presents a unique survey of key questions outstanding in contemporary astronomy and cosmology. In this timely volume, eleven of the world's greatest living astronomers and cosmologists present personal views of what problems must be addressed by future research. Allan Sandage presents a 23-point plan to reach a full understanding of the large-scale structure in the Universe; Geoffrey Burbidge looks at the future of the Quasi Steady State alternative to the Big Bang; E. Margaret Burbidge, Donald Osterbrock and Malcolm Longair discuss active galactic nuclei (AGN); Igor Novikov, Donald Lynden-Bell, Martin Rees and Rashid Sunyaev look at the physics of black holes; and Bernard Pagel and Hubert Reeves concentrate on what we don't yet understand about elements in the cosmos. This book provides a unique review of our current understanding in astronomy and cosmology and a host of profitable research ideas for graduate students and researchers.

    • Specially written articles by eleven of the world's greatest living astronomers and cosmologists
    • An up-to-date overview of our current understanding in astronomy and cosmology
    • A treasure-trove of ideas for profitable future research
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    "Key issues are discussed by eminent scientists. Most reviews are of the expected high quality..." Cornelis De Jager, Transport in Porous Media

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    • Date Published: November 1997
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521589444
    • length: 460 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • contains: 70 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Astronomical problems for the next three decades Allan Sandage
    2. New vistas in cosmology and cosmogony Geoffrey Burbidge
    3. Omega, dark mass and galactic history Donald Lynden-Bell
    4. Observations of QSOs which are critical for cosmology E. Margaret Burbidge
    5. Nature, structure, refuelling and evolution of AGNs Donald Osterbrock
    6. The high energy radiation of active galactic nuclei Malcolm S. Longair
    7. Physics and astrophysics of black holes Igor Novikov
    8. Galaxy formation and quasars - progress and prospects Martin J. Rees
    9. Cosmic abundances Bernard E. J. Pagel
    10. Clues to early development of galaxies Hubert Reeves
    11. The observational appearance of accreting black holes in X-ray binaries Rashid Sunyaev
    12. Reflections on the key problems Malcolm S. Longair
    Index.

  • Editors

    Guido Münch, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Antonio Mampaso, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Francisco Sánchez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Contributors

    Geoffrey Burbidge, E. Margaret Burbidge, Malcolm S. Longair, Donald Lynden-Bell, Igor Novikov, Donald Osterbrock, Bernard E. J. Pagel, Martin J. Rees, Hubert Reeves, Allan Sandage, Rashid Sunyaev

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