The Milky Way as a Galaxy

By Ivan King, Gerald Gilmore, Pieter C. van der Kruit

Out of Print


"An outstanding account of our present knowledge of Galactic structure."
--Science

This is a comprehensive account of the nature of our Milky Way, written for readers who already have some general knowledge of stellar astronomy. The three authors combine their knowledge and their points of view to present our Galaxy, for the first time, not only in its own right, but also in comparison and in contrast with other galaxies.

ISBN 0-935702-62-8, 1990, 392 pages, clothbound