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Comets: Speculation and Discovery

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Publisher Comments:

Entertaining, irreverent volume, first published in 1981 as the hoopla over the scheduled arrival of Halley's comet heated up. An exhilarating illustrated journey through centuries of conjecture and discovery, the volume considers the nature of comets: their heads, tails and orbits; fantastic theories associated with the phenomena, and much more.

Book News Annotation:

Corrected reprint of Calder's popular description of comets (especially Halley's) originally published by BBC Books, London in 1980 under the title The Comet is Coming; the Feverish Legacy of Mr. Halley.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Exhilarating journey through centuries of fact and myth: origin and nature of comets, fantastic theories associated with their appearance, much more. Delightfully readable. 84 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Entertaining, irreverent volume, first published in 1981 as the hoopla over the scheduled arrival of Halley’s comet heated up. An exhilarating illustrated journey through centuries of conjecture and discovery, the volume considers the nature of comets: their heads, tails and orbits; fantastic

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 152-156) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486278797
Subtitle:
Speculation and Discovery
Author:
Pollard, Stephen F.
Author:
Calder, Nigel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Astronomy - Solar System
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Comets
Subject:
Halley's comet
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
ch. C
Publication Date:
19940218
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.67 lb

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Science and Mathematics » Astronomy » General

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"Synopsis" by ,
Exhilarating journey through centuries of fact and myth: origin and nature of comets, fantastic theories associated with their appearance, much more. Delightfully readable. 84 illustrations.

"Synopsis" by , Entertaining, irreverent volume, first published in 1981 as the hoopla over the scheduled arrival of Halley’s comet heated up. An exhilarating illustrated journey through centuries of conjecture and discovery, the volume considers the nature of comets: their heads, tails and orbits; fantastic
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