" ... the members of the Swiss Society for Astronomy and Astrophysics chose this topic for the 36th Saas-Fee advanced course. The course took place from 3 to 8 April 2006 ..."--Pref.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contains the worked out lectures given at the 36th Saas-Fee Advanced Course "First Light in the Universe" by three scientists in the field: Abraham Loeb, Andrea Ferrara, and Richard Ellis. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics of galaxies, stars, the interstellar and intergalactic medium in the early Universe.