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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cometsby Julio Angel FernŠndez

    Springer 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...

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

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 149.00

    Revisits the role comets may have played in the origins and evolution of life. This work is intended as a comprehensive review of research. Each chapter gives an overview of an aspect of the field. more...

  • Deep Impact Missionby C.T. Russell

    Springer 2006; US$ 239.00

    Deep Impact, or at least part of the flight system, is designed to crash into comet 9P/Tempel 1, enabling cometary researchers to peer into the cometary nucleus, analyzing the excavated material with its imagers and spectrometers. This book describes the mission, its objectives, expected results, payload, and data products. more...

  • Deep Impact as a World Observatory Eventby H.U. Kšufl; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...