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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE ASSEMBLY OF STELLAR MASS
2.1.The cosmic-averaged star formation rate density
2.2.The cosmic-averaged star formation history
2.3.Are the cosmic star formation rates and histories consistent?

3.THE ASSEMBLY OF GALAXIES
3.1.The evolution of close galaxy pairs
3.2.The evolution of morphologically-disturbed galaxies
3.3.The evolution of plausible merger remnants
3.4.The importance of galaxy mergers since z ~ 1

4.SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK
4.1.Our increasing understanding of the local Universe
4.2.Using models as interpretive tools
4.3.The importance of multiple large HST fields

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