Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art and Science / Edition 1

Fire in the Sky: Comets and Meteors, the Decisive Centuries, in British Art and Science / Edition 1

by Roberta J. M. Olson, Jay M. Pasachoff
     
 

An accessible and interesting presentation of the diverse range of historical material about comets.See more details below

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An accessible and interesting presentation of the diverse range of historical material about comets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521630603
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Prelude: the beginning of telescopic astronomy and the background of British astronomy and artistic traditions; 2. The heavens on fire: the eighteenth century; 3. The comet-crazed century opens; 4. The triumph of realism; 5. Donati's comet, the watershed; 6. The origin of comet (and meteor) photography; 7. The triumph of the imagination; 8. Comets and the new century; Epilogue: comets and the new millennium; Appendices; List of illustrations; Bibliography; Index.

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