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The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies Hardcover – 6 Jan 2011

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Glen Mackie was born in Melbourne, Australia. He received a Ph.D. ("The Stellar Content of Central Dominant Galaxies") from the Australian National University in 1990, and has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Carter Observatory (Wellington, NZ) and Victoria University of Wellington. In 2001 he joined the staff at the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology. At Swinburne Glen is Assistant Coordinator of Swinburne Astronomy Online (SAO) [http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/sao/], Coordinator of the SAO Short Course, editor and contributor to Cosmos, [http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/cosmos/], the SAO online encyclopedia of astronomy. His research interests include large-scale structure of the universe, galaxy formation and evolution, multiwavelength properties of galaxies, galaxy mergers, astronomy education and history. An accompanying website for "The Multiwavelength Atlas of Galaxies" exists [http://astronomy.swin.edu.au/~gmackie/MAG]

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'In this excellent atlas, Glen Mackie of Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, has collected images of familiar and less familiar galaxies at various wavelengths and comparable scales, showing how key features of galactic form and evolution are picked out in cool dust, hot gas and spectral emission, to name but a few.' Astronomy and Geophysics

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Unveiling the secrets of some of the best-observed galaxies, this atlas contains over 250 full-color images spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum. It explains why we see stars, gas and dust through different radiation processes, and describes the instruments used. An accompanying website contains slide shows of the galaxies.

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