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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.COLOR BIMODALITY: GLOBULAR CLUSTER SUBPOPULATIONS
2.1.Scenarios for Bimodality

3.GLOBAL PROPERTIES
3.1.Specific Frequency
3.2.Radial and Azimuthal Distributions
3.3.Variations with Galaxy Morphology

4.SPECTROSCOPY
4.1.Metallicities and Ages
4.2.[alpha/Fe]
4.3.Abundance Anomalies

5.NEAR-IR IMAGING

6.GLOBULAR CLUSTER-FIELD STAR CONNECTIONS
6.1.M31
6.2.NGC 5128
6.3.Other Galaxies

7.KINEMATICS
7.1.Ellipticals
7.2.Disk Galaxies

8.LUMINOSITY FUNCTIONS

9.SIZES

10.DWARF GALAXIES
10.1.Specific Frequencies and Luminosity Functions
10.2.Color Distributions
10.3.Kinematics

11.GLOBULAR CLUSTER FORMATION
11.1Classical Scenarios
11.2Hierarchical Merging and Biasing: Recent Scenarios

12.COSMOLOGICAL FORMATION OF METAL-POOR GLOBULAR CLUSTERS

13.FUTURE DIRECTIONS

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