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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.LOCAL GROUP DWARF SPHEROIDALS

3.DWARF SPHEROIDALS: THE EARLIEST MEASURABLE EPOCH OF STAR FORMATION AND ITS COSMOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS

4.DWARF SPHEROIDAL STAR FORMATION HISTORIES AND ABUNDANCES
4.1.Comparing stellar populations and star formation histories
4.2.Are DSph Abundance Patterns Consistent with the Building Block Scenario?
4.3.Morphological segregation and the metallicity-luminosity relation for dwarf galaxies

5.HARASSMENT AND ACCRETION

6.CONCLUDING REMARKS

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