Creators and Destroyers
By (author) David H. Levy
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Comets by David H. Levy
Book DescriptionDavid Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future comets have to directly affect the way we live on this planet and what we might find as we travel to other planets. In this extraordinary volume, David Levy shines his expert light on a subject that has long captivated our imaginations and fears, and demonstrates the need for our continued and rapt attention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780684852553
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 20-May-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David H. Levy
Comets!, Paperback (September 2013)
Practical guide to the history and science of comets, including techniques and tips on how to observe and image them.
Practical Skywatcher's Handbook, Paperback (January 2012)
With 150 maps, charts and diagrams, this easy-reference guide to the night sky is a practical hands-on guide for everyone, amateur and expert, whether on land or at sea.
David Levy's Guide to Eclipses, Transits, and Occultations, Paperback (August 2010)
David Levy inspires readers to experience the wonder of eclipses for themselves in this guide for beginners and practised observers.
Observing Comets, Asteroids, Meteors, and the Zodiacal Light, Paperback (April 2008)» View all books by David H. Levy
A clear guide on how to make successful and valuable observations and records of comets, asteroids, meteors and the zodiacal light.
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Author Biography - David H. Levy
David H. Levy is a contributing editor of "Parade" magazine and has discovered twenty-one comets, including Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided with Jupiter. He is the author of nineteen books, including "Skywatching, " hundreds of articles, and a number of screenplays, all on aspects of astronomy. He lives in Vail, Arizona.
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