Comet, Revised

Comet, Revised

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by Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
     
 

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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, and the

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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, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.



Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed?



Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why.



"SIMPLY THE BEST."

*The Times of London



"FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING."

*The Washington Post



"COMET HUMANIZES SCIENCE. A BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING BOOK."

*United Press International



"MASTERFUL . . . SCIENCE, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION."

*The Atlanta Journal & Constitution


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307801050
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
936,750
File size:
15 MB
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Comet 4.8 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Shall we?
sadieNV More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was good and gave alot of good examples this book deserves an award
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bites it carefullly and cums
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yup