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


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Introduction to Comets (First Edition)

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

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034176

ISBN: 0521239060

Condition: Near Fine

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 interc... View more info