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About this book
About this book
Contains the lectures delivered at the XIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, which was dedicated to reviewing current knowledge about the origin and evolution of the chemical elements in the Universe. Written by seven prestigious astrophysics researchers, it covers cosmological and stellar nucleosynthesis, abundance determinations in stars and ionised nebulae, chemical composition of nearby and distant galaxies, and models of chemical evolution of galaxies and intracluster medium.
1. Primordial alchemy: from the Big Bang to the present Universe G. Steigman; 2. Stellar nucleosynthesis N. Langer; 3. Obervational aspects of stellar nucleosynthesis D. L. Lambert; 4. Abundance determinations in HII regions and planetary nebulae G. Stasinska; 5. Element abuncances in nearby galaxies D. R. Garnett; 6. Chemical evolution of galaxies and intracluster medium F.Matteucci; 7. Element abundances through the cosmic ages M. Pettini.
Cesar Esteban is a lecturer in the Department of Astrophysics, and researcher at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. Ramon Garcia Lopez is a lecturer in the Department of Astrophysics, and researcher at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. Artemio Herreo is a lecturer in the Department of Astrophysics, and researcher at the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias. Francisco Sanchez is Director of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias.
312 pages, 102 illus, 20 tabs
'Although almost three years have passed since the course was held (the most recent references are from 2002), the articles read well because all the authors have taken the trouble to introduce their subject with useful textbook-style material and give generally thoughtful treatments ! this book is of considerably more lasting value than your run-of-the-mill conference proceedings.' The Observatory