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  • 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... more...

  • Blazing a Ghostly Trailby Peter Grego

    Springer 2013; US$ 34.99

    Ice and Fire: Great Comets to Come was written because a special celestial event climaxes towards the end of 2013 the arrival, fresh from the Oort Cloud, of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON). By all predictions even the most pessimistic ones this comet is set to be one of, perhaps the most, dazzling comet seen in modern history and has the astronomical world... more...

  • Comet, Revisedby 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...

  • Hunting and Imaging Cometsby Martin Mobberley

    Springer 2010; US$ 39.95

    For many astronomers, the holy grail of observation is to discover a comet, not least because comets always bear the name of their discoverer! Hunting and Imaging Comets was written for comet hunters and digital imagers who want to discover, rediscover, monitor, and make pictures of comets using astronomical CCD cameras and DSLRs. The old days of the... more...

  • Physics of Cometsby K.S. Krishna Swamy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2010; US$ 165.00

    This revised edition places a unique emphasis on all the new results from ground-based, satellites and space missions - detection of molecule H2 and prompt emission lines of OH for the first time; discovery of X-rays in comets; observed diversity in chemical composition among comets; the puzzle of the constancy of spin temperature; the well-established... more...

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

    Springer 2008; US$ 34.95

    Presents a descriptive account of what are deemed to have been the most spectacular and notable comets ever recorded, beginning with 'Aristotle's Comet' of 372 BC and ending with McNaught's Comet of 2007. Focusing on Halley's Comet, this title introduces comets in general, explaining what they are and correcting a few popular misconceptions. more...

  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Eventby H.U. Käufl; C. Sterken

    Springer 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. This book includes the proceedings of a meeting that brought together an audience of theoreticians and observers to make full use of the ground-based observing data set. more...

  • Origin and Early Evolution of Comet Nucleiby K. Altwegg; W. Huebner

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    Comet nuclei are the most primitive bodies in the solar system. This book brings together representatives of several scientific communities in the fields of interstellar clouds, star-forming regions, the solar nebula, and comets. It is suitable for researchers and graduate students working in the field of planetology and solar system exploration. more...

  • A History of Physical Theories of Cometsby Tofigh Heidarzadeh

    Springer 2008; US$ 289.00

    The book describes the major physical theories of comets in the past two millennia. It demonstrates the evolution of ideas about the nature, position, motion and physical constitution of comets from Aristotle to Whipple. Unlike the available works on the history of comets, which either illustrate relatively short periods in the history of physical... more...

  • Cometby Peter T. Bobrowsky; Hans Rickman

    Springer 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? This volume provides a necessary link between various disciplines and comet/asteroid impacts. more...