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    Fifty Years of Quasars (Astrophysics and Space Science Library (Hardcover)) (Hardback) Edited by Mauro D'Onofrio, Edited by Paola Marziani, Edited by Jack W. Sulentic

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    DescriptionThe 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars in 1963 presents an interesting opportunity to ask questions about the current state of quasar research. Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, each of them asked to address a specific set of questions covering topics selected by the editors, this book deals with the historical development of quasar research and discusses how advances in instrumentation and computational capabilities have benefitted quasar astronomy and have changed our basic understanding of quasars. In the last part of the book the interviews address the current topic of the role of quasars in galaxy evolution. They summarise open issues in understanding active galactic nuclei and quasars and present an outlook regarding what future observational facilities both on the ground and in space might reveal. Its interview format, the fascinating topic of quasars and black holes, and the lively recollections and at times controversial views of the contributors make this book both rewarding and a pleasure to read!


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    Title
    Fifty Years of Quasars
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Mauro D'Onofrio, Edited by Paola Marziani, Edited by Jack W. Sulentic
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 615
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,082 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783642275630
    ISBN 10: 364227563X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.6
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: PGM
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 520
    LC classification: QB
    BIC subject category V2: PGC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI004000
    Libri: KOSM6000
    B&T Approval Code: A52010200
    Libri: ASTR6000
    DC22: 523.115
    DC23: 523.115
    LC classification: QC1-999, QB460-466, QB1-991
    Thema V1.0: PGM, PGC
    Edition statement
    2012 ed.
    Illustrations note
    79 black & white illustrations, 58 colour illustrations, 10 black & white tables, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    12 September 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Back cover copy
    The 50th anniversary of the discovery of quasars in 1963 presents an interesting opportunity to ask questions about the current state of quasar research. Formatted as a series of interviews with noted researchers in the field, each of them asked to address a specific set of questions covering topics selected by the editors, this book deals with the historical development of quasar research and discusses how advances in instrumentation and computational capabilities have benefitted quasar astronomy and have changed our basic understanding of quasars. In the last part of the book the interviews address the current topic of the role of quasars in galaxy evolution. They summarise open issues in understanding active galactic nuclei and quasars and present an outlook regarding what future observational facilities both on the ground and in space might reveal.Its interview format, the fascinating topic of quasars and black holes, and the lively recollections and at times controversial views of the contributors make this book both rewarding and a pleasure to read!"
    Table of contents
    An introduction to fifty years of research on quasars.- Quasars in the life of astronomers.- Quasars: the observational perspectives.- Quasars classes and their relationships.- From observations to physical parameters.- Models of quasars.- Quasars in the Cosmic Environment.- The future of quasar studies.- Fifty years of quasars: current impressions and future perspectives.