The Local Group is a small cluster of galaxies that includes the Milky Way. At least half of all galaxies in the Universe are thought to belong to similar groups. This authoritative volume provides a comprehensive synthesis of what is known about the Local Group. It begins with a summary of each member galaxy, as well as those galaxies previously regarded as possible members. The book examines the mass, stability and evolution of the Local Group as a whole and includes many important previously unpublished results and conclusions. With clarity, Professor van den Bergh provides a masterful summary of all that is known about the galaxies of the Local Group and their evolution, and expertly places this knowledge in the wider context of on-going studies of galaxy formation and evolution, the cosmic distance scale, and the conditions in the early Universe.J., 178, L105. Mathewson, D.S., Cleary, M.N. aamp; Murray, J.D. 1974, in The Formation and Dynamics of Galaxies (IAU Symposium No. 58), ed ... Mathewson, D.S. aamp; Ford, V.L. 1984, in Structure and Evolution of the Magellanic Clouds (IAU Symposium No. 108), ed. ... R. Haynes and D. Milne, Dordrecht: Kluwer, p. 463. Melia, F.
|Title||:||The Galaxies of the Local Group|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2000-05-15|