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  • The Greatest Comets in Historyby David A.J. Seargent

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 34.95

    This book fills the gap between general books, academic catalogues, and huge detailed catalogues. It is a detailed descriptive account ? in non-technical language ? of what are deemed to have been the most spectacular and notable comets ever recorded. more...

  • Hunting and Imaging Cometsby Martin Mobberley

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 39.95

    Hunting and Imaging Comets provides readers with the knowledge and techniques necessary to discover, monitor, and photograph comets. The discovery of comet fragments in SOHO image data is also discussed, as well as CCD monitoring of older comets prone to violent outbursts. more...

  • Cometby Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 23.00

    WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets,... more...

  • Physics of Comets (2nd Edition)by K.S.K. Swamy; F.L. Whipple

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1997; US$ 54.00 US$ 44.28

    The study of Comet Halley in 1986 was a tremendous success for cometary science. In March of that year, six spacecrafts passed through Comet Halley as close as 600 km from the nucleus and made the in situ measurements of various kinds. These space missions to Comet Halley and that of the ICE spacecraft to Comet Giacobini-Zinner combined with studies,... more...

  • Dynamics and Evolution of Minor Bodies with Galactic and Geological Implicationsby S.V.M. Clube; Shin Yabushita; Jacques Henrard

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 129.00

    Proceedings of the Conference held in Kyoto, Japan, from October 28 to November 1, 1991 more...

  • Impact!by Gerrit L. Verschuur

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53

    In Impact , Gerrit L. Verschuur offers an eye-opening look at the catastrophic collisions of comets and asteroids with our planet. Perhaps more important, he paints an unsettling portrait of the possibility of new collisions with earth, exploring potential threats to our planet and describing what scientists are doing right now to prepare for this... more...

  • Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Societyby Peter T. Bobrowsky; Hans Rickman

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 259.00

    In 1908 an atmospheric explosion in northern Siberia released energy equivalent to 15 Mton of TNT. Can a comparable or larger NEO affect us again? When the next NEO strikes Earth will it be large enough to destroy a city? Will the climate change significantly? Can archaeology and anthropology provide insights into the expected cultural responses with... more...

  • Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Lifeby Paul J. Thomas; Roland D. Hicks; Christopher F. Chyba; Christopher P. McKay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 146.01

    Nine years after the publication of Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Life, one of the pioneering books in Astrobiology, this second edition revisits the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life. Recent analyses of Antarctic micrometeorites and ancient rocks in Australia and South Africa, the continuing progress in discovering... more...