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Introduction to comets

Author: John C Brandt; Robert DeWitt Chapman
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1982, ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John C Brandt; Robert DeWitt Chapman
ISBN: 0521272181 9780521272186 0521239060 9780521239066
OCLC Number: 11454914
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I. The Historical Perspective: 1. Comets in history; 2. Development of modern ideas on the physics of comets; Part II. The Current Perspective: 3. Dynamics of comets; 4. Structure of comets; 5. Model and origins of comets; 6. Comets and the solar system; Part III. The Future Perspective: 7. Recent comets and some current developments; 8. Missions to comets; Part IV. The Lay Perspective: 9. Are comets dangerous?; 10. Comet lore; Notes; Suggested readings; Index of comets; Index.
Responsibility: John C. Brandt and Robert D. Chapman.

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' ... a very good introduction ... The authors have conveyed the excitement of modern comet work, the pace of the data flow and the originality of many of the new theoretical approaches.' Nature

 
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