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Comet

Author: Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
Comet.
New York : Random House, ©1985
(OCoLC)625177347
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Sagan; Ann Druyan
ISBN: 0394549082 9780394549088
OCLC Number: 12080683
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xiv, 398 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: 1. Astride the comet --
2. Portent --
3. Halley --
4. The time of the return --
5. Rogue comets --
6. Ice --
7. The anatomy of comets: a summary so far --
8. Poison gas and organic matter --
9. Tails --
10. A cometary bestiary --
11. At the heart of a trillion worlds --
12. Mementos of creation --
13. The ghosts of comets past --
14. Scattered fires and shattered worlds --
15. The wrath of heaven: The great dying --
16. The wrath of heaven: A modern myth? --
17. The enchanted region --
18. A flotilla rising --
19. Stars of the great captains --
20. A mote of dust.
Responsibility: Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan.

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Explores the fascinating realm of comets answering questions raised by their appearance and delving into the superstitions surrounding them.

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