Introduction to Comets (First Edition)

By: Brandt, John C.; Chapman, Robert D.

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Drs. Brandt and Chapman provide a comprehensive introduction to comets by consolidating in one text information from the fields of history, physics, astronomy, and space science. Comets have intrigued man since ancient times, when astronomical phenomena were interpreted as evidence of divine intervention in human affairs. Today, attention to the behaviour of comets remains strong, although interest is now more specific than theological. Aided by increased technology, many space scientists look to the return of Halley's Comet in 1985 6 with the expectation that spacecraft might be sent to intercept the comet and take measurements in situ. The authors trace the historical development of investigations into the nature of comets, in addition to presenting an up-to-date account of cometary research.

Title: Introduction to Comets (First Edition)

Author Name: Brandt, John C.; Chapman, Robert D.

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: Science & Math,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1981

ISBN Number: 0521239060

ISBN Number 13: 9780521239066

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 034176

Description: Drs. Brandt and Chapman provide a comprehensive introduction to comets by consolidating in one text information from the fields of history, physics, astronomy, and space science. Comets have intrigued man since ancient times, when astronomical phenomena were interpreted as evidence of divine intervention in human affairs. Today, attention to the behavior of comets remains strong, although interest is now more specific than theological. Aided by increased technology, many space scientists look to the return of Halley's Comet in 1985-6 with the expectation that spacecraft might be sent to intercept the comet and take measurements in situ. The authors trace the historical development of investigations into the nature of comets, in addition to presenting an up-to-date account of cometary research. Tan cloth with gold spine lettering. viii, 246pp., index. Previous owner's name written on front free end-paper. There is no other writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied.