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Low-metallicity Star Formation : From the First Stars to Dwarf Galaxies : Proceedings of the 255th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held in Rapallo Genova, Italy June (Hardcover)

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Although low-mass metal-poor galaxies in the local universe have often been proposed as the 'primordial building blocks' in the hierarchical scenario of structure formation, several lines of evidence suggest that this may not be true. Moreover, it is not clear to what extent dwarf galaxies, because they are metal poor and because of their kinematics and structure, can tell us about how star formation proceeded in the early universe. This volume provides an overview and the most recent advances in this debate. IAU Symposium 255 presents the most up-to-date developments in six key areas, including: Population III and metal-free star formation; metal-enrichment, chemical evolution and feedback; explosive events in low-metallicity environments; dust and gas as seeds for metal-poor star formation; metal-poor initial mass functions, stellar evolution and star-formation histories; and low-metallicity star formation in the local universe. This overview is at a level suitable for research astronomers and graduate students.


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521889865
SKU 210869526
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0521889863
Release Date 5/7/2012
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0436
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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