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Cosmic dragons : life and death on our planet

Autore: Chandra Wickramasinghe
Editore: London : Souvenir, 2001.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, in this account of his pioneering work as an astronomer, sees comets with their magnificent tails of cosmic dust as being both a life giving force for our planet and equally as destroyers of life."--Dust jacket flap.
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Persona incaricata: Fred Hoyle, Sir
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Chandra Wickramasinghe
ISBN: 0285636065 9780285636064
Numero OCLC: 50089938
Descrizione: 190 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contenuti: 1. Astronomical Backdrop 1 --
2. The Planetary Zoo 16 --
3. A Planet Grooms for Life 28 --
4. First Steps in a Cosmic Nursery 45 --
5. The Cosmic Dust Trail 57 --
6. A Galaxyful of Bacteria 74 --
7. Comets, the Cosmic Dragons 87 --
8. Dragons Fall from the Skies 97 --
9. Asteroid Threat in Modern Times 126 --
10. Dragons Breathe Death 136 --
11. Dragons Bring in the Shivers 157 --
12. Dragons Come Home to Roost 168.
Responsabilità: Chandra Wickramasinghe.
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"Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe, in this account of his pioneering work as an astronomer, sees comets with their magnificent tails of cosmic dust as being both a life giving force for our planet and equally as destroyers of life."--Dust jacket flap.

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