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Comets

Author: Samantha Bonar
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, ©1998.
Series: First book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Describes what has been learned about the composition, orbits, and the existence of several well-known comets. A history of what we know about comets from the ancient Greeks to Halley, with material on their composition, frequency, & where & how they can be seen. This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samantha Bonar
ISBN: 0531203018 9780531203019 9780613206167 0613206169
OCLC Number: 36159327
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: ''Evil stars'' --
What are comets? --
Oort cloud --
Are comets a threat? --
Dusty trails --
Champollion project --
Comet hall of fame --
Glossary --
To find out more --
Index.
Series Title: First book.
Responsibility: Samantha Bonar.

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Describes what has been learned about the composition, orbits, and the existence of several well-known comets. A history of what we know about comets from the ancient Greeks to Halley, with material on their composition, frequency, & where & how they can be seen. This highly praised series of books has been in print since the 1950s (launched originally by Franklin Watts himself). Today's First Books provide engaging, in-depth introductions to subjects in all areas of the middle-grade curriculum, including science, social studies, and the arts. Illustrated with color and historical photography and art, each First Book is chaptered, includes an index, a for-further-reading list and, where appropriate, a glossary and original maps. Includes bibliographical references and index.

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