Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics by Geoffrey Burbidge

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This year's volume features a memoir by Adriaan Blaauw describing his education and career as professor at the universities of Leiden and Groningen in the Netherlands and as director of the European Southern Observatory in Groningen. Fifteen articles follow, each summarizing current research. Among the topics are astrophysics with presolar stardust, the first stars, ISO spectroscopy of gas and dust, neutron star cooling, secular evolution and the formation of pseudobulges in disk galaxies and young stars near the sun. Some color plates are included. In addition to the subject index, there are indexes for the authors and chapter titles for volumes 31-42. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Published October 1, 2002 by Annual Reviews.
Genres: Science & Math.