WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS.
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 port...more
Once upon a time, the young Albert Einstein tried to imagine what it would be like to ride on a beam of light and what the universe would look like to that observer. Writing in his 1985 book, Comet, author Carl Sagan takes the reader on another imaginary journey. This time the observer is riding aboard a wayward comet traveling from the Solar System's outer fringe, around the sun and back into deep space again, giving the reader a birds eye view of what you would see on such a...more
Regardless, "Comet" will make you think long and hard about the origins of our solar system and the future of humans in outer space.
The best part of the book is about the historical perspective on comets and the eventual understanding of them by scientists.
THIS BOOK SUCKED. I actually read the whole dang thing..... Every one at my school just read a chapter and did a project on it. I'm never going to touch this again, nor even read it. I almost fell aslepp and yet the reviews says it was funny. Yeah, maybe to a scientist.
Had they known about these events it is certain they would have had a large impact (no pun) on how they constructed much of the book, at least the latter parts of it.
Still, much of the book is well worth...more
Lots of pictures, diagrams, collections of comet-related artwork, and beautiful paintings done for the book.