From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxies: Dialogues on a Century of Research
Springer | Astrophysics | Jul 26 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319310046 | 785 pages | pdf | 16.26 mb
Editors: D'Onofrio, Mauro, Rampazzo, Roberto, Zaggia, Simone (Eds.)In the stylistic tradition of Galileo's "Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems"
Written as a series of interviews with many leading astronomers who participated in the history of extragalactic astronomy
Documents the evolution of understanding of galaxies through the 20th and early 21st century
Attractive also for undergraduate students who not only want to learn the state of the art of a field but seek an understanding of astronomical thinking and understanding