Mrs. O'Leary's Comet!

Mrs. O'Leary's Comet!

by Mel Waskin




Did Mrs O'Leary's cow cause the fire? Or was it something different, something much bigger? Mel Waskin explores the bigger possibility that the Chicago Fire was caused by the earth's collision with a comet. He draws on a wide range of sources, from speculations on catastrophism to astronomical observations to eyewitness accounts of the fateful night in Chicago, and in Wisconsin and Michigan, where companion fires blazed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780897331814
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1985
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

1Biela's Comet1
2Chicago, 183315
3Space on the Earth-Side of Jupiter, 184521
4Timber Country, Wisconsin & Michigan, 185327
5The Search for Biela, 186629
6Chicago, 187131
7Chicago & the Lake Regions, Saturday, October 7, 187145
8Sunday, October 8, 1871, Space49
9Chicago, Sunday, October 8, 1871, 9:30 P.M.55
10Wisconsin, Green Bay Area, Sunday, October 8, 1871, 9:30 P.M.77
11Michigan & Wisconsin, Both Sides of Lake Michigan, Sunday Night, October 8, 187181
12Chicago, Late Sunday Night97
13Charred Wastes131
14Gottingen, Germany and Madras, India, November, 1872147
15Central Siberia, June 30, 1908, 7:17 A.M.153

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