Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology

Toward a New Millennium in Galaxy Morphology : From z=0 to the Lyman Break

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South Africa - a land of paradigm shifts. A land where we are willing to leave behind the old, to bravely accept the new. What do we need to exit the dark ages in the morphology of galaxies? How prevalent is the cherishing of old concepts? Traditional morphology has been `mask-oriented', focusing on masks of dust and gas which may constitute only 5 percent of the dynamical mass of a galaxy.
Some of the world's foremost astronomers flew to South Africa to address morphologically related issues at an International Conference, the proceedings of which are contained in this volume. Examine predicted extinction curves for primordial dust at high redshift. Stars evolve; why not dust? Read about the breakdown of the Hubble sequence at a redshift of one. Explore the morphology of rings; the mysteries of metal-rich globular clusters; vigorous star-formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud; the world of secular evolution, where galaxies change their shapes within one Hubble time. And much more. Examine a new kinematical classification scheme of the unmasked, dust-penetrated near-infrared images of spiral galaxies.
This volume contains over 80 refereed contributions (including 18 in-depth keynote review articles), 40 pages of questions and answers, a panel discussion transcribed from tape and 24 colour plates. The volume is unique in that contributions from both high and low redshift experts are represented at a level readily accessible to postdoctoral students entering the exciting world of morphology - whether it be of the local, or more distant, Universe.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 821 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,635g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • Reprinted from ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE, 269/270, 2000
  • XX, 821 p. In 2 volumes, not available separately.
  • 0792361857
  • 9780792361855

Table of contents

A Message; Office of N.R. Mandela. Preface. The Stars and Australopithecus Africanus - Southern Man of Africa; B. Mendelow. Cosmic Masks Still Dance; D.L. Block, et al. Cosmic Dust in the 21st Century; J.M. Greenberg, C. Shen. Neutral Hydrogen and Dark Matter in Spiral Galaxies; R. Sancisi. Resonance Rings and Galaxy Morphology; R. Buta. The Morphology of Nearby Low Surface Brightness Galaxies; E. de Blok, et al. Line Strenghts and Line Strength Gradients in Bulges along the Hubble Sequence; P. Goudfrooij, et al. On the Origin of the Hubble Sequence; K.C. Freeman. Properties of the Stellar Velocity Ellipsoid and Stability in Disks of Spiral Galaxies; P.C. van der Kruit. Evolution of Galaxies in the Hubble Sequence; D. Pfenniger. Galaxies at High Redshift; G. Illingworth. Galaxy Form and Spectral Type: a Physical Framework for Measuring Evolution; M. Bershady. Radiative Feedback from the First Objects and the End of the Cosmological Dark Age; Z. Haiman. Metals in the Lyalpha Forest; S.L. Ellison, et al. Deep Galaxy Surveys n the 1950 A Airglow Window; A. Stockton. Probing the Early Universe with Radio Galaxies; G. Miley. The Star Formation History as a Function of Type: Constraints from Galaxy Counts; B. Rocca-Volmerange, M. Fioc. Young and Old Galaxies at High Redshift as seen by HST; R. Windhorst, et al. The Submillimeter Extragalactic Background and its Implication for the Star Formation History of the Universe; G. Lagache, et al. Supermassive Black Holes and Galaxy Morphology; F.D. Macchetto. Extraplanar Dust in Spiral Galaxies: Observations and Implications; J.C. Howk. A Mid and Far Infrared View of Galaxies; C.J. Cesarsky, M. Sauvage. Quantifying Morphological Evolution from Low to HighRedshifts; R.G. Abraham. Morphological Evolution of Galaxies; M. Takamiya. Merging Rate of Dark Matter Halow: Evolution and Dependence on Environment; S. Gottloeber, et al. ISO Images of Starbursts and Active Galaxies; I.F. Mirabel, O. Laurent. Nearby Active and Starburst Galaxies as seen with ISOCAM; O. Laurent, et al. Ultra-Luminous IR Galaxies at Low and High Redshift; N. Scoville. A New View of Galaxy Evolution from Submillimeter Surveys with SCUBA; D.B. Sanders. The Role of Molecular Gas in Galaxy Evolution: Insights from BIMA SONG; M. Thornley, et al. Morphology and Evolution of Ultraluminous IR Galaxies Testing the Merger-QSO Scenario; E. Sturm, et al. Gas and Dust in Protogalaxies; F. Combes. Dust Lanes in Spiral Galaxies; P.J. Grosbol, et al. What is the True Fraction of Barred Spiral Galaxies? P.B. Eskridge, J.A. Frogel. Kinematics and Morphology of the Resolved Narrow Line Region in NGC4151; M.E. Kaiser, et al. The Role of Morphology in the Generation of Activity in the Nuclei of Galaxies in Compact Groups; T.K. Menon. Morphology and Physical Structure of the Interstellar Medium; Y.-H. Chu. The Million-Degree Interstellar Medium in Spiral Galaxies; A. Vogler, W. Pietsch. The Specific Frequency of Globular Clusters in Galaxies; B.G. Elmegreen. Formation and Evolution of E and S0 Galaxies from HST and Keck Studies of z ~ 0.3 1 Clusters; G. Illingworth, et al. Star Formation in the NICMOS HDF; R.I. Thompson. A Near-IR Spectral Atlas of IR-Selected Nearby Spirals; T.G. Hawarden, et al. Near-Infrared Line Imaging of Circumnuclear Star Formation in Nearby Active Galaxies; J.K. Kotilainen, et al. Numerical Simulations of Galaxy Formation; M. Steinmetz. I
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