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Comets: A Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth and Folklore (Wiley Science Editions) Hardcover – 18 Apr 1991

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  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1st ed. edition (18 April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471610119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471610113
  • Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 4 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,631,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Illustrated throughout, this text describes clearly the basic astronomy and physics of comets. It portrays comets in fact and fiction, science and sorcery, from the Stone Age to the most recent visitation from Halley's Comet. The author is technical staff member with NASA and an acclaimed expert in comet science and history.

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