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Cambridge Astrophysics #45: From Luminous Hot Stars to Starburst Galaxies

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Before exploding as supernovae, luminous hot stars live out their lives of a few million years with prodigious outputs of radiation and stellar winds, dramatically affecting both their evolution and environments. This book offers a detailed introduction to the astrophysics of these massive stars and how they contribute to the evolution of galaxies and starburst phenomena. HII galaxies, their connection to starburst galaxies, and the contribution of starburst phenomena to galaxy evolution through superwinds, are thoroughly explored. The authors conclude with the wider cosmological implications, including Population III stars, Lyman break galaxies and gamma-ray bursts, for each of which massive stars are believed to play a crucial role. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics interested in luminous hot stars and galaxy evolution.

Book News Annotation:

This detailed introduction to luminous hot stars connects the astrophysics of massive stars with the extremes of galaxy evolution represented by starburst phenomena. A thorough discussion of the physical and wind parameters of massive stars is presented, together with considerations of their birth, evolution, and death. HII galaxies, their connection to starburst galaxies, and the contribution of starburst phenomena to galaxy evolution through superwinds, are explored. The book concludes with the wider cosmological implications, including Population III stars, Lyman break galaxies, and gamma-ray bursts, for each of which massive stars are believed to play a crucial role. The book is for graduate students and researchers in astrophysics. B&w images are included. Conti is emeritus professor affiliated with the Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences Department at the University of Colorado. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521791342
Author:
Conti, Peter S.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Conti, P.S.
Author:
Crowther, Paul A.
Author:
Leitherer, Claus
Author:
Crowther, Paul
Subject:
Astrophysics & Space Science
Subject:
Evolution
Subject:
Stars
Subject:
Astronomy - Universe
Subject:
Stars -- Evolution.
Subject:
Gamma ray bursts.
Subject:
Physics-Astrophysics
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cambridge Astrophysics
Series Volume:
45
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
315
Dimensions:
9.80x7.00x.80 in. 1.80 lbs.

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