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Physics of the Interstellar and Intergalactic Medium

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ISBN-10: 0691122148

ISBN-13: 9780691122144

Edition: 2011

Authors: Bruce T. Draine

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This is a comprehensive and richly illustrated textbook on the astrophysics of the interstellar and intergalactic medium--the gas and dust, as well as the electromagnetic radiation, cosmic rays, and magnetic and gravitational fields, present between the stars in a galaxy and also between galaxies themselves. Topics include radiative processes across the electromagnetic spectrum; radiative transfer; ionization; heating and cooling; astrochemistry; interstellar dust; fluid dynamics, including ionization fronts and shock waves; cosmic rays; distribution and evolution of the interstellar medium; and star formation. While it is assumed that the reader has a background in undergraduate-level…    
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Book details

List price: $68.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Bruce T. Draine is professor of astrophysical sciences at Princeton University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.