Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomena

Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomena : Proceedings of the 150th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at Campos Do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 5-9, 1991

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The IAU symposium No. 150 "Astrochemistry of Cosmic Phenomena" was held at the beautiful and scenic town of Campos do Jordao, Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 5 to 9, 1991, and was attended by 111 registered participants with 17 accompanied guests from 19 countries. The symposium had a wide ranging discussion of the chemistry of astronomical environments with an emphasis on the description of molecular processes that critically influence the nature and evolution of astronomical objects and the identification of specific observations that directly address significant astronomical questions. The subject areas of the symposium included atomic and molecular processes at low and high temperatures and photon interactions, the chemical structure of molecular clouds in the Milky Way and in external galaxies, the chemistry of outflows and their interactions with the interstellar medium, the chemical connections between the interstellar medium and the solar system and pregalactic chemistry. The scientific programme comprised of review talks and con- tributed papers, with a general introduction by Professor A. Dalgarno and a final overview of the whole symposium by Professor D. A. Williams. Financial supports from the Sao Paulo State Foundation Support (FAPESP), Brazilian National Research Council(CNPq), Finance Company of Studies and Projects (FINEP), Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics of University of Sao Paulo (IAG-USP) and Inter- national Astronomical Union (IAU) are greatfully acknowledged. I am greatly indebted to Professor A.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 509 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 27.69mm | 945g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
  • XXVI, 509 p.
  • 0792318250
  • 9780792318255

Table of contents

Preface. Basic Studies. Early Universe. External Galaxies. Diffuse, Translucent and High-Latitude Clouds. Quiescent Clouds and Regions of Star Formation. Chemistry of Interface Regions. Near Stellar Environments. Solar System. Index.
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` The book is bursting with ideas. ... The territory covered ... is immense. ... There is something here to interest most professional astronomers, and the large number of review papers ensures that the material is accessible to non-experts. ... The presentation of the proceedings is exemplary. ... The individual contributions ... have been carefully edited and integrated into a balanced and subtle account which shows all the virtues of the chemists' approach. ... The Editor has taken great pains over the indexing, and as a result the book is a delight to use. ... The book is self-recommending to those working in the field or in related areas, but I would also recommend it to astronomers and astrophysicists with more general interests, who cannot fail to be stimulated by it. '
The Observatory, 113:1115
` Without any doubt this book is a gold mine for scientists actively working in astrochemistry. '
Space Science Reviews, 69:3/4
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`The book is bursting with ideas. ... The territory covered ... is immense. ... There is something here to interest most professional astronomers, and the large number of review papers ensures that the material is accessible to non-experts. ... The presentation of the proceedings is exemplary. ... The individual contributions ... have been carefully edited and integrated into a balanced and subtle account which shows all the virtues of the chemists' approach. ... The Editor has taken great pains over the indexing, and as a result the book is a delight to use. ... The book is self-recommending to those working in the field or in related areas, but I would also recommend it to astronomers and astrophysicists with more general interests, who cannot fail to be stimulated by it.'
The Observatory, 113:1115
`Without any doubt this book is a gold mine for scientists actively working in astrochemistry.'
Space Science Reviews, 69:3/4
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