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The cosmic winter

Author: Victor Clube; Bill Napier
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass, USA : B. Blackwell, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Aiming to uncover a lost tradition of celestial catastrophe, two astronomers argue that rains of fire have destroyed previous earthly civilizations. They provide a risk assessment for the present  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Clube; Bill Napier
ISBN: 0631169539 9780631169536
OCLC Number: 20392676
Description: vi, 307 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 The labyrinth of history: cataracts of fire; forces of evil; the heraclids; the sky Gods; Renaissance; enlightenment; Domesday; felony compounded. Part 2 The bull of heaven: celestial mechanics; cosmic swarms; close encounters; ancient echoes; world ends. Part 3 The thread of science: galactic imprint; terrestrial catastrophism; the naked ape; a risk assessment.
Responsibility: Victor Clube and Bill Napier.

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