I was going to attach a .pdf file of a recent review of Star Formation : McKee and Ostriker, 2007, ARAA, 45
But even zipped, it is over 1 MB, so I don't suppose I can attach it.
It is a theoretical approach, giving comprehensive details of our understanding (or, more properly, our lack of understanding!) of how stars are formed.
However, I have found a link to the Annual Reviews of Astronomy & Astrophysics website that seems to "get under the radar" of their very restrictive access policy. You may be able to download the pdf file from here:
It this doesn't work, then obviously I could email you the file.
( ARAA's lawyers might give me a call about this, but they can't expect amateurs to pay 200 dollars a volume from their non-existent research budgets!!)
bad galaxy man
madbadgalaxyman's wisdom of the day:
"Virtually zero progress on star formation in ten years! Perhaps we should not overestimate the intelligence of professional astronomers...."