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Triggered star formation in a turbulent interstellar medium : proceedings of the 237th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Prague, Czech Republic, August 14-18, 2006 / edited by Bruce G. Elmegreen and Jan Palouš.


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International Astronomical Union. Symposium (237th : 2006 : Prague, Czech Republic)
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Book, Conference Proceedings
  • xxv, 509 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Held during the 26th IAU General Assembly in Prague.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Preface-- Session I. Turbulence and general structure in the ISM-- Session II. General ISM in galaxies and magellanic clouds-- Session III. ISM turbulence-- Session IV. Shells I-- Session V. Shells II-- Session VI. Molecular clouds I-- Session VII. Molecular clouds II-- Session VIII. Molecular clouds III-- Session IX. Clusters I-- Session X. Clusters II-- Session XI. Clusters III-- Session XII. Galaxies I-- Session XIII. Galaxies II-- Session XIV. Galaxies III-- Poster papers.
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Publisher's Summary:
New stars form in the dense turbulent gas clouds of galaxies. A wide variety of processes, with scales ranging from the size of a galaxy to the size of an individual star, drive interstellar turbulence and trigger dense cloud formation. The formation of these clouds is the subject of the IAU S237. This book is the most up-to-date review of all aspects of cloud and star formation. It summarizes the current state of understanding of triggered star formation in a turbulent interstellar medium. Topics covered range from observations and theory of turbulence in the ISM, to the formation of shells and young stars inside of shells, and molecular clouds, star clusters, and galaxies, all with a view toward understanding how star formation begins in these various environments. It is the first comprehensive overview of triggered star formation, and one of the few compendiums available on ISM turbulence.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Elmegreen, Bruce G.
Palouš, J.
International Astronomical Union. General Assembly (26th : 2006 : Prague, Czech Republic)
IAU symposium proceedings series ; no. 237
IAU symposium and colloquium proceedings series.

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