Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Comets in the Post-Halley Era

In Part Based on Reviews Presented at the 121st Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Bamberg, Germany, April 24–28, 1989

Editors: Newburn, R.L., Neugebauer, M., Rahe, Jürgen H. (Eds.)

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Comets are always very impressive phenomena. Their appearances at regular, but mostly irregular, times excite people who see them. Astronomers have the obvious advantage of being able to see more of comets, and to study them. Their enthusiasm is reflected in the 50 papers in this book, written by more than 90 experts.
The reviews in this book clearly describe a landmark in the history of cometary studies. Knowledge gathered up to and including Comet Halley are presented in two volumes. The first volume is about general aspects of observing and studying comets, where they originate and how their evolution develops.
The second volume goes into the details of what a comet is: the nucleus, the coma, cometary dust, plasmas and magnetic fields. The book ends with a reflection by Fred Whipple about Comets in the Post-Halley Era.
The book discusses all aspects of comets and is therefore suitable for use in graduate level courses. All astronomers and geophysicists interested in comets will find very useful and well-presented information in this book.

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` It can be strongly recommended to everybody engaged in the solar system research or interested in its new advances. '
Space Science Reviews, 62:398

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comets in the Post-Halley Era
Book Subtitle
In Part Based on Reviews Presented at the 121st Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Bamberg, Germany, April 24–28, 1989
Editors
  • R.L. Newburn
  • M. Neugebauer
  • Jürgen H. Rahe
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
167
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3378-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3378-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1164-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5494-2
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 688
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