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ABSTRACT

1.NEW WINDOWS ON THE NEARBY UNIVERSE

2.A GLOBAL VIEW OF GALAXY PROPERTIES
2.1.Optical broad-band measurements
2.2.Optical spectroscopic measurements
2.3.Luminosity and stellar mass functions
2.4.Systematic effects in luminosity functions
2.5.Environmental dependence
2.6.Exceptions to environmental trends

3.SPIRAL GALAXIES
3.1.General description and identification
3.2.Quantitative morphological measures
3.3.Bulges, pseudobulges, and bars
3.4.Atomic and molecular gas content
3.5.Star formation
3.6.Dust content
3.7.Chemical history
3.8.Disk edges and extended galactic disks
3.9.Tully-Fisher relation

4.LENTICULARS

5.ELLIPTICALS
5.1.General description and identification
5.2.Structural trends
5.3.Nuclear properties
5.4.Fundamental plane and dynamics
5.5.Brightest cluster galaxies and cD galaxies
5.6.Deviations from smooth profiles
5.7.Stellar populations
5.8.Cold gas content

6.INTERACTIONS, MERGERS, STARBURSTS, AND POST-STARBURSTS

7.DISCUSSION

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