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Description - Cometography: Volume 1, Ancient-1799 by Gary W. Kronk

Cometography is the most complete and comprehensive collection of data on comets available. It comes in four self-contained 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 nontechnical 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 and identified using this book. 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 Details

ISBN: 9780521585040
ISBN-10: 052158504X
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 178mm)
Pages: 580
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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