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Author Canary Islands Winter School on Astrophysics (13th : 2001 : Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands)

Title Cosmochemistry : the melting pot of the elements : XIII Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics, Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, November 19-30, 2001 / edited by C. Esteban [and others]
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 298 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge contemporary astrophysics
Cambridge contemporary astrophysics.
Contents Primordial alchemy: from the big bang to the present / G. Steigman. -- Stellar nucleosynthesis / N. Langer. -- Observational aspects of stellar nucleosynthesis / D.L. Lambert. -- Abundance determinations in HII regions and planetary nebulae / G. Stasińska. -- Element abundances in nearby galaxies / D.R. Garnett. -- Chemical evolution of galaxies and intracluster medium / F. Matteucci. -- Element abundances through the cosmic ages / M. Pettini
Summary The chemical composition of the Universe has evolved over billions of years. A host of astrophysical processes and observations must be understood in order to explain why celestial objects have the chemical compositions observed. Originally published in 2004, 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. This is a timely review of developments in cosmochemistry over the last decade
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Cosmochemistry -- Congresses.
Space sciences.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Esteban, César.
ISBN 0511184816 (electronic bk.)
0511185642 (electronic bk.)
9780511184819 (electronic bk.)
9780511185649 (electronic bk.)