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Active Galactic Nuclei: From the Central Black Hole to the Galactic Environment
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Princeton Univ Pr
Publication date December 21, 1998
Pages 598
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780691011516
ISBN-10 0691011516
Dimensions 1.50 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Original list price $97.00
Other format details university press
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This is the first comprehensive treatment of active galactic nuclei--the cosmic powerhouses at the core of many distant galaxies. The term active galactic nuclei refers to quasars, radio galaxies, Seyfert galaxies, blazars, and related objects, all of which are believed to share a similar central engine--a supermassive black hole many times the mass of the Sun. Astrophysicists have studied these phenomena for the past several decades and have begun to develop a consensus about many of their properties and internal mechanisms. Julian Krolik, one of the world's leading authorities on the subject, sums up leading ideas from across the entire range of research, making this book an invaluable resource for astronomers, physicists interested in applications of the theory of gravitation, and graduate students.

Krolik begins by addressing basic questions about active galactic nuclei: What are they? How can they be found? How do they evolve? He assesses the evidence for massive black holes and considers how they generate power by accretion. He discusses X-ray and g-ray emission, radio emission and jets, emission and absorption lines, anisotropic appearance, and the relationship between an active nucleus and its host galaxy. He explores the mysteries of what ignites, fuels, and extinguishes active galactic nuclei, and concludes with a general review of where the field now stands. The book is unique in paying careful attention to relevant physics as well as astronomy, reflecting in part the importance of general relativity to understanding active galactic nuclei. Clear, authoritative, and detailed, this is crucial reading for anyone interested in one of the most dynamic areas of astrophysics today.



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from Princeton Univ Pr (March 1, 1999)
9780691011523 | details & prices | 598 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $145.00
About: This is the first comprehensive treatment of active galactic nuclei--the cosmic powerhouses at the core of many distant galaxies.
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from Princeton Univ Pr (December 21, 1998)
9780691011516 | details & prices | 598 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $97.00
About: This is the first comprehensive treatment of active galactic nuclei--the cosmic powerhouses at the core of many distant galaxies.

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