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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.THE EQUATIONS OF COSMIC CHEMICAL EVOLUTION

3.MEASURING MASS FROM LIGHT
3.1.Star-Formation Rates
3.2."Weighing" Stellar Mass

4.TRACING THE GALAXY EMISSION HISTORY WITH LARGE SURVEYS
4.1.UV Surveys
4.2.Infrared Surveys
4.3.Emission Line Surveys
4.4.Radio Surveys
4.5.Stellar Mass Density Surveys
4.6.The State of the Art, and What's Wrong with It

5.FROM OBSERVATIONS TO GENERAL PRINCIPLES
5.1.Star-Formation Density
5.2.Core-Collapse Supernova Rate
5.3.Stellar Mass Density
5.4.Fossil Cosmology
5.5.The Global Specific Star Formation Rate
5.6.Cosmic Metallicity
5.7.Black Hole Accretion History
5.8.First Light and Cosmic Reionization

6.CONCLUDING REMARKS

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