Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: July 6, 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307801055
ISBN - 13: 9780307801050
From the Publisher
WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT
THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR
Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a
comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of
Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin,
nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents
attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of
the great discoveries in the history of science and raise
intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the
Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to
the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from
which worlds are formed?
Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned
full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure,
indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and
"SIMPLY THE BEST."
*The Times of London
"FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING."
*The Washington Post
"COMET HUMANIZES SCIENCE. A BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING BOOK."
*United Press International
"MASTERFUL . . . SCIENCE, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION."
*The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
From the Trade Paperback edition.