The Origin of Comets describes the development of nan's concerns about comets in terms of a changing cometary environment from the very earliest times, when astronomical records were first preserved on cuneiform tablets, to the present day. The importance of ideas about comets to other branches of knowledge is emphasized, especially in relation to galactic and terrestrial evolution. This authoritative book, containing more than 1200 literature references, is the first to deal comprehensively with the origin of comets. It has been written with both general readers and committed scientists in mind, and will appeal to amateur and professional astronomers alike. It will be an invaluable source-book for students with historical and environmental interests, particularly in the fields of earth science and solar system formation, as well as for students in most areas of astronomy and astrophysics.
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Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110080348580
Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0080348580