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|Pt. I||The Nature of Comets|
|1||Astride the Comet||3|
|4||The Time of the Return||75|
|7||The Anatomy of Comets: A Summary So Far||129|
|8||Poison Gas and Organic Matter||144|
|10||A Cometary Bestiary||172|
|Pt. II||Origins and Fates of the Comets|
|11||At the Heart of a Trillion Worlds||197|
|12||Mementos of Creation||212|
|13||The Ghosts of Comets Past||227|
|14||Scattered Fires and Shattered Worlds||246|
|15||The Wrath of Heaven: 1. The Great Dying||269|
|16||The Wrath of Heaven: 2. A Modern Myth?||291|
|17||The Enchanted Region||306|
|Pt. III||Comets and the Future|
|18||A Flotilla Rising||325|
|19||Stars of the Great Captains||337|
|20||A Mote of Dust||356|
Posted November 1, 2013
I thought it would not be up to date because of Carl's death. I was wrong. I loved this book. It had a lot of detail about comets that is not generally known. It also has the history of what people thought through the ages.
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Posted April 4, 2012
This is a very interesting book, detailing the history of the study of comets and the major scientists involved. There is a small frustration in that, of course, this was written some time ago and is a little out of date but if you can look past this, I highly recommend it. The title may sound a little dry but the book flowed really well.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 17, 2000
Once again the genius of Carl Sagan comes through magnificently as he takes us through the depths of interstellar space and the winding road of History to learn about one of the most fascinating phenomena in the Universe. 'Comet' should be a textbook for grades 6 through College. It's that good--no, excellant a book. It told me things that even I didn't know. Fantastic Work, Carl and Ann!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 9, 1999