Preface; 1. Galaxy building blocks; 2. Environment and interactions; 3. Star formation processes and feedback; 4. The early Universe; Author index.
Francoise Combes is a senior astronomer at Observatoire de Paris. She is an expert on the dynamics and interactions of galaxies. Jan Palous is a professor at the Astronomical Institute, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. His research interests include galactic evolution, star formation and the interstellar medium.
'Galaxy evolution is in a phase of astonishingly rapid development ... over 200 papers in this volume [give] a snapshot of [this] progress.' The Observatory