Cometography: Volume 1, Ancient-1799
A Catalog of Comets Ancient, 1799 v. 1
By (author) Gary W. Kronk
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Cometography: Volume 1, Ancient-1799 by Gary W. Kronk
Book DescriptionCometography is a catalog of every comet observed throughout history. It is the most complete and comprehensive collection of data on comets available. Cometography comes in four sequential volumes and this, the first, covers ancient times through to the end of the eighteenth century. Cometography uses the most reliable orbits known to determine all the key parameters of each well observed comet. Cometography also provides non-technical details to help the reader understand how the comet may have influenced various cultures at the time of its appearance. All the information in Cometography has been sourced directly from the original documents, including European monastic histories, Roman, Greek and Muslim texts, Chinese, Japanese and Korean scripts. In many cases, dates of important historical events can be corrected based on the appearance of a comet. In this way, Cometography will be valuable to historians of science as well as providing amateur and professional astronomers with a definitive reference on comets through the ages.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521585040
(253mm x 177mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary W. Kronk
Cometography: Volume 5, 1960-1982, Hardback (November 2010)
Definitive reference on comets seen from 1960 to 1982, for amateur and professional astronomers, and historians of science.
Cometography: Volume 4, 1933-1959, Hardback (December 2008)
Fourth volume of multi-volume catalog of every comet observed throughout history, this volume covers comets seen from 1933 to 1959.
Cometography: Volume 3, 1900-1932, Hardback (August 2007)
Latest volume of multi-volume catalog of every comet observed throughout history, covering 1900-1932.
Cometography: Volume 2, 1800-1899, Hardback (December 2003)» View all books by Gary W. Kronk
A complete discussion of every comet seen during the nineteenth century.
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