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  • Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nucleiby Hans Balsiger; Kathrin Altwegg; Walter F. Huebner; Tobias Owen; Rita Schulz

    Springer New York 2008; US$ 269.00

    This volume presents the results of a scientific workshop on comet nuclei. It formulates the current understanding and interconnectivity of the various source regions of comet nuclei and their associated compositions and orbital characteristics. more...

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 219.00

    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...

  • Meteorites, Comets, and Planetsby A.M. Davis

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 118.00

    Volume 1 provides a broad overview of the chemistry of the solar system. It includes chapters on the origin of the elements and solar system abundances, the solar nebula and planet formation, meteorite classification, the major types of meteorites, important processes in early solar system history, geochemistry of the terrestrial planets, the giant... more...

  • Cometsby Julio A. Fernandez

    Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 259.00

    The book covers the most recent ideas about the nature and dynamics of comets, including a thorough discussion on Oort cloud dynamics which has not received due attention in other books on the subject. It also discusses the most relevant aspects of the physics and chemistry of comet nuclei, highlighting their importance as relics of the protoplanetary... more...

  • Blazing a Ghostly Trailby Peter Grego

    Springer International Publishing 2013; US$ 34.99

    This detailed guide to viewing and studying comets is timed to coincide with the most dazzling comet of recent history?C/2012 S1 (ISON), due in the Autumn of 2013. It includes specially prepared maps and a full explanation of the nature and origins of comets. more...

  • A History of Physical Theories of Comets, From Aristotle to Whippleby Tofigh Heidarzadeh

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 289.00

    The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It describes the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and constitution of comets. Unlike many works on the subject, this one focuses on details of each theory. more...

  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Event: Synergies in Space, Time, and Wavelengthby Hans Ulrich Käufl; Christiaan Sterken

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 159.00

    In the context of the NASA Deep Impact space mission, comet 9P/Tempel1 has been at the focus of an unprecedented worldwide long-term multi-wavelength observation campaign. The comet was also studied throughout its perihelion passage by various sources including the Deep Impact mission itself, the Hubble Space Telescope, Spitzer, Rosetta, XMM and all... more...

  • Comets and the Origin and Evolution of Lifeby Christopher P. McKay

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 149.00

    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...

  • Comets And Their Originby Uwe Meierhenrich

    Wiley 2014; US$ 112.50

    Divided into two parts, the first four chapters of Comets and their Origin refer to comets and their formation in general, describing cometary missions, comet remote observations, astrochemistry, artificial comets, and the chirality phenomenon. The second part covers the cometary ROSETTA mission, its launch, journey, scientific objectives, and instrumentations,... 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...