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2nd Edition: The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars
From Dust to Stars and Planets

The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars
From Dust to Stars and Panets

Starburst regions in nearby and distant galaxies have a profound
impact on our understanding of the early universe. This new,
substantially updated and extended edition of the first
unique book "From Dust to Stars" describes complex physical
processes involved in the creation and early evolution of stars.
It illustrates how these processes reveal themselves from radio
wavelengths to high energy X-rays and gamma-rays, with special
reference towards high energy signatures. Several sections devoted
to key analysis techniques demonstrate how modern research in this
field is pursued and new chapters are introduced on massive star
formation, proto-planetary disks and observations of young exoplanets.
Recent advances and contemporary research on the theory of star
formation are explained, as are new observations, specifically
from the three great observatories of the Spitzer Space Telescope,
the Hubble Space Telescope and the Chandra X-Ray Observatory which
all now operate at the same time and make high resolution space
based observing in its prime. As indicated by the new title two
new chapters have been included on proto-planetary disks and
young exoplanets. Many more colour images illustrate attractive
old and new topics that have evolved in recent years. The author
gives updates in theory, fragmentation, dust, and circumstellar
disks and emphasizes and strengthens the targeting of graduate
students and young researchers, focusing more on computational
approaches in this edition.

The Formation and Early Evolution of Stars
From Dust to Stars and Panets
    basic research, observations and analytical techniques
    recent advances in the theory of star formation
    the many remaining fundamental problems faced by researchers
This book focusses entirely on the formation and evolution of stars, and
will be an essential resource for students, researchers, and professionals
studying star formation and evolution.

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Link to AMAZON (2nd Edition)

Link to AMAZON (1st Edition)

Link to 1st Edition

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