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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.GALAXY PROPERTIES AND CORRELATIONS
2.1.Taxonomy
2.2.Anatomy
2.3.Ecology
2.4.Genetics

3.COSMIC STRUCTURE FORMATION
3.1.Origin of fluctuations
3.2.Gravitational evolution of fluctuations

4.THE DARK SIDE OF GALAXY FORMATION AND EVOLUTION
4.1.Nonlinear clustering evolution
4.2.Non-baryonic dark matter candidates

5.THE BRIGHT SIDE OF GALAXY FORMATION AND EVOLUTION
5.1.Disks
5.2.Spheroids
5.3.Drivers of the Hubble sequence

6.ISSUES AND OUTLOOK

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