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Comet of the Century: From Halley to Hale-Bopp Hardcover – Illustrated, Nov. 26 1996

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  • Hardcover : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0387947930
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0387947938
  • Item Weight : 839 g
  • Dimensions : 16.51 x 3.81 x 24.77 cm
  • Publisher : Springer; 1st edition (Nov. 26 1996)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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Schaaf has written an accurate and very readable introduction to comets. -- Donald K. Yeomans, author of The Official Halley Handbook and Comets: A Chronological History of Observation, Science, Myth and Folklore

This excellent book covers the entire spectrum of comets in language that is easily read by anyone. -- Gary W. Kronk, author of Comets: A Descriptive Catalog and Cometographia

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The twentieth century has been less spectacular for comets than the nineteenth century, but the object now approaching, Comet Hale-Bopp, bears a striking resemblance to the Great Comet of 1811, the biggest-headed and most enduringly visible comet ever known. Will Hale-Bopp be our Comet of the Century? In this book, whose publication is timed to coincide with Hale-Bopp's first prominent naked-eye appearance in the evening sky, the renowned astronomy writer Fred Schaaf offers a delightful history of all the greatest comets ever recorded - the astonishing lore, the even more astonishing science, color illustrations, and how you can participate in comet history by catching a glimpse (maybe more than a glimpse) of one of the greatest comets of the century.

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