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Article Contents

TITLE PAGE

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE STUDY OF NORMAL GALAXIES

3.GALAXIES IN THE INFRARED: THE IRAS ERA
3.1. Basic Parameters and Statistics
3.1.1.Infrared Luminosity
3.1.2.The Infrared-to-Blue Ratio
3.1.3.IRAS Colors
3.1.4.Other Estimators
3.2.Correlations
3.3.The Infrared-Radio Connection
3.4.The ``Two-Component Model''

4.ISO RESHAPES THE DUST CONTINUUM
4.1.ISO Surveys of Galaxies
4.2.Mid-Infrared Spectra
4.2.1.The Aromatic Features
4.2.2.The Mid-Infrared Continuum
4.2.3.High-Redshift Applications
4.2.4.Exceptions
4.3.The ISO-IRAS Color Diagram
4.3.1.The Global Infrared Spectrum
4.4.A Mid-Infrared Look Within Galaxies

5.A WALK IN THE LINE FOREST
5.1.Molecular Lines
5.2.Fine-Structure Lines
5.3.Interpreting the PDR Lines

6.MORE STUDIES

7.TOMORROW'S INFRARED GALAXIES
7.1.Challenges and Prospects
7.2.Suggestions

8.CONCLUSION

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