A Catalog of Comets 1800-1899
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BeschreibungVolume 2 of the four-volume catalog of comets observed throughout history provides a complete summary of every comet seen during the nineteenth century. It includes details of discovery, closest approaches to the Sun and Earth, path across the sky, physical descriptions, orbital information, and final observations. The catalog provides amateur and professional astronomers, and historians of science, with a definitive reference on comets through the ages. Also available: Volume 1: Ancient-1799 1999 0-521-58504-X $95.00 C
InhaltsverzeichnisIntroduction; Acknowledgements; Catalog of comets;
Appendix 1. Uncertain objects and mistaken identities;
Appendix 2. Periodical abbreviations;
Appendix 3. Source abbreviations; Index.
PortraitGary Kronk has held a life-long passion for astronomy, and has been researching historical information on comets ever since sighting Comet Kohoutek in 1973/74.
PressestimmenFrom reviews of Volume 1: ' ... an indispensable reference for historians, comet researchers, and true enthusiasts of the field ... the book's value is inestimable and I can only give [it] my highest praise.' John E. Bortle, Sky and Telescope '... a treasure trove of information and each entry stands on its own.' The Journal of the British Astronomical Association 'Cometography has been beautifully produced, and it is a thorough, definitive, well referenced, comprehensive, and easily accessible work of scholarship. For historians, scientific or otherwise, this will be a 'first stop' for information about ancient comets. Looking into the future, it will be a rare month that I will not refer to it.' David W. Hughes, The Observatory 'This marvelous book was clearly a labour of love. It is a treasure, and will be appreciated for much longer than the century it covers.' New Scientist 'I would recommend this second volume as a means of placing the most complete history of comets seen in the 19th century, in one book, on the bookshelves of both private individuals and libraries.' Journal of the British Astronomical Association '... sure to become the standard cometary reference source ... Every library with a comet section should invest in the Cometography series. Congratulations to Gary Kronk on a lifetime of scholarly achievement.' Contemporary Physics '... ambitious attempt to catalogue all recorded comets through history ... the sheer volume of information contained in this book ... is a very useful work of reference.' Journal of Geological Magazine
Untertitel: 'Cometography'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 837 Seiten