Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good +/none as issued. A very good plus, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Previous owner's name stamped neatly on top edge, mildly cocked. Text clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. [xi], 438  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall. This volume summarizes recent developments in our understanding of active galactic nuclei, including quasars, seyfert galaxies and radio galaxies. The predominant emphasis is put on observational results with information from essentially all wave bands, but important theoretical results are also presented. Among the contributions are discussions of the different types of active galaxies, the nature of the central engine, the wiggly structure of radio jets, the dynamics of the gas in jets, the study of millimeter and extreme ultraviolet regions, and a discussion of the observed continuum of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The intended readers are professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as graduate students in this field of research. - Publisher's web siteEmission-line spectra and the nature of active galactic nuclei, Donald E. Osterbrock; Emission line regions in active galactic nuclei: A unified view, Julian H. Krolik; Emission-line region structure from variability studies, Bradley M. Peterson; UV and optical spectroscopy of NGC 5548, G. A. Reichert, B. M. Peterson; The circumnuclear environment of the nearby non-interacting Seyfert galaxies NGC 5273 and NGC 3516, Richard W. Pogge; Long-slit spectroscopy of star-burst galaxies, Richard A. Shaw, Michael M. De Robertis; Voyager far UV observations of Markarian 509, T. E. Carone, M. A. Malkan; High resolution study of NGC 4151, Sylvain Veilleux; Long-slit echelle spectrograms of Seyfert galaxy nuclei, Jean W. Goad, John S. Gallagher III; Double peaked broad line profiles edge on accretion disks or double quasar nuclei? C. Martin Gaskell; OJ287 as a binary system, M. Valtonen, A. Sillanpää, S. Haarala, L. Valtaoja, E. Valtaoja, B. Sundelius et al.; Line profiles and the kinematics of the narrow-line region, M. M. De Robertis, R. A. Shaw; Reddening of narrow line regions, Adam Wysota, C. Martin Gaskell; Ultraviolet and optical spectra of broad-line radio galaxies, D. Michael Crenshaw, Bradley M. Peterson, R. Mark Wagner; Long slit CCD observations of active and normal galaxies, T. E. Carone; Imaging spectrophotometry of ionized gas in active galaxies, Gerald Cecil, Joss Bland, Brent Tully; Some spectroscopic properties of mass-ejecting and radio-loud quasars, Ray J. Weymann, Simon L. Morris, Scott F. Anderson; Infrared spectroscopy of NGC 1068, D. L. DePoy; Dust and emission-line asymmetries in active galaxies, Oved Dahari, Michael De Robertis; Spectropolarimetry and the structure of active galactic nuclei, Model for the continuum emission of active galactic nuclei, Charles D. Dermer; Fitting multi-wavelength continuum of AGN with improved accretion disk models, Wei-Hsin Sun, Matthew A. Malkan; Accretion-disk modelling of the optical-UV spectrum of quasars, Amri Wandel, Vahé Petrosian; Synthesis of accretion disk and nonthermal source models for AGN, David L. Band, Matthew A. Malkan; Effects of self-gravity in AGNs, Isaac Shlosman, Mitchell C. Begelman; Mass and length scale of black holes in quasars and active galactic nuclei, Yukio Tomozawa; X-ray spectra of active galaxies, Richard F. Mushotzky; Clues to the X-ray emission mechanisms in flat radio spectrum AGNs, D. M. Worrall; X-ray timing of active galactic nuclei, C. Megan Urry; X-ray and optical studies of iras selected AGN, Martin J. Ward; Leakage of UHE photons from AGNs: Production of X-ray and -ray halos within 1030 KPC, Isaac Shlosman, Marek Sikora; Radiation dynamics and pair creation in AGN accretion shocks, John M. Blondin, Arieh Königl, Thermal comptonization in compact sources and the cosmic X-ray background, Andrzej A. Zdziarski; Radio sources: Small scale structure, Marshall H. Cohen; The internal conditions of parsec-scale relativistic jets, P. A. Hughes, H. D. Aller, M. F. Aller; The nuclear jet in M87, J. A. Biretta, M. J. Reid; European VLBI network observations of Seyfert Nuclei, A. Pedlar, B. Harrison, S. W. Unger, D. A. Graham, E. Preuss, D. J. Saikia et al.; VLBI observations of the radio lobe spiral galaxy, NGC3079, Judith Irwin, E. R. Seaquist; Compact steep spectrum radio sources, D. J. Saikia; The CM-wavelength fluxes and linear polarizations of BL Lac objects, M. F. Aller, H. D. Aller, P. A. Hughes; Large scale radio structures, Alan H. Bridle; Triple radio structure in the double-nucleus galaxy Markarian 266, J. M. Mazzarella, R. A. Gaume, H. D. Aller; VLA observation of the M87 jet and small scale jet structures, Philip E. Hardee, Timothy J. Cornwell, Frazer N. Owen; Extended optical line emission in powerful radio galaxies, Wil van Breugel, Patrick J. McCarthy; The interaction of radio jets with the narrow line region in Seyfert galaxies, M. Whittle, A. Pedlar, E. J. A. Meurs, S. W. Unger, D. J. Axon, M. J. Ward; Optical continuum shapes of extragalactic radio jets, William C. Keel; The interaction of relativistic jets in AGNs with the ambient radiation field, Fulvio Melia, Arieh König; A circuit analogy for active galactic nuclei, Gregory Benford; A model for quasi-one-dimensional narrow jets, T. Koupelis, H. M. Van Horn; Two-and-one-half dimensional models of radio jets, Josh Mitteldorf, Paul J. Wiita; Linear size versus redshift and linear size versus power for extended extragalactic radio sources, Alexander Rosen, Paul J. Wiita; Evolution of radio jets in galactic halos and the intergalactic medium, Paul J. Wiita, Gopal-Krishna; AGNS in clusters of galaxies and the bootes void, Jack O. Burns; Space distribution and luminosity function of quasars, Maarten Schmidt; A preliminary examination of redshift and luminosity characteristics for APM survey quasars, G. MacAlpine, S. McGaugh, S. Anderson, R. Weymann, D. Turnshek, P. Hewett et al.;The evolution of active galactic nuclei: A multi-mass model, B. W. Murphy, H. N. Cohn, R. H. Durisen; Evolution of low luminosity quasars, Herman L. Marshall; Evolutionary sequence of Seyfert galaxies, David L. Blank, Noam Soker; Multiple QSO images with arcminute splittings, Adeline Caulet; Relativistic beaming, luminosity functions, and cosmology, Stephen P. Reynolds, Joseph S. Miller; Spectropolarimetry of narrow-line Seyfert 1s, R. W. Goodrich; Evidence for thermal emission components in highly polarized quasars, Paul S. Smith, Richard Elston; The shape of the ultraviolet continuum of quasars, Anuradha P. Koratkar, Fu-Hua Cheng, C. Martin Gaskell; A search for IRAS AGN, Charlene Anne Heisler, J. Patricia Vader; Nuclear activity in warm IRAS galaxies, J. Patricia Vader, Jay A. Frogel, Fred C. Gillett; An optical and radio survey of southern radio galaxies, S. Caganoff, R. D. Ekers, G. V. Bicknell, D. Carter; A study of Sérsic-Pastoriza galaxiesD. J. Saikia, G. J. Yates, A. Pedlar, D. J. Axon, J. van Gorkom, R. D. Wolstencroft et al.; Infrared emission and tidal interactions of spiral galaxies, G. G. Byrd, B. Sundelius, M. Thomasson, M. Valfonen; The optical variability of selected blazars, H. Richard Miller; Long-term monitoring of a large sample of active galactic nuclei, Alex G. Smith, R. J. Leacock, J. R. Webb; The long term optical variability of PKS 2201 + 044, M. T. Carini, H. R. Miller, J. W. Wilson; A photometric investigation of the optical variability of Markarian 501, B. Q. McGimsey, H. R. Miller, M. T. Carini, J. W. Wilson; The optical variability of Arakelian 120, 19771987, J. W. Wilson, H. R. Miller, M. T. Carini; Observations of the 1987 outburst of AO 0235+164, James R. Webb, Alex G. Smith; A complete spectral analysis of the flare of the quasar 3C 273, Alberto C. Sadun; Broad line variations of Seyfert galaxies, Edward I. Rosenblatt, Matthew A. Malkan; Effect of pulsed variations of the ionizing continuum on the narrow line region, Luc Binette; Observations and interpretation of the multifrequency continua of AGN and QSOs, Wayne A. Stein; Theory of AGN continuum radiation, Mitchell C. Begelman.