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Halley's quest : a selfless genius and his troubled Paramore

Author: Julie Wakefield
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : J. Henry Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For most people, Edmond Halley is best known for accurately predicting the periodic appearance of the comet that ultimately would bear his name. This book emphasizes the drama of Halley's mission and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Observations
Named Person: Edmond Halley; Edmond Halley; Edmond Halley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Wakefield
ISBN: 0309095948 9780309095945
OCLC Number: 60605228
Description: vii, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: First Voyage: 1698-1699 --Cast Off --
The Almost-Lovable Paramore --
Battle of the Books --
Trouble on the Pink --
Friendship Royal --
Second Voyage: 1699-1700 --Fresh Starts --
Terra Incognita --
Compass Points --
Chart the Needle Third Voyage: 1701 --
Prince of Tides --
Queen Anne's Patronage --
Back to that Comet --
Legacy: More Than a Comet Man.
Responsibility: Julie Wakefield.
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