Introduction. How we obtain information about the interstellar medium. Microscopic processes in the interstellar medium. Interstellar grains. Radiatively excited regions. Introduction to gas dynamics. Gas dynamical effects of massive stars on the interstellar medium. Star formation and star forming regions. Answers to problems. Index.
Covers the study of the interstellar medium, which incorporates a large range of physical processes on both large and small scales. This title contains chapter introductions to aid learning as well as problems and simple models. It is suitable for students studying physics or astrophysics.