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Comets, Meteors And Asteroids

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This book tells of the billions of wandering objects, from dust-particles to moon-sized lumps of rock, and of the random but vital roles they play in the drama of our evolving solar system. To human beings on Earth, comets have always been objects of mystery and terror. This fear, once dismissed as superstition, is sometimes justified; comets really can bring catastrophes ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published September 17th 2001 by DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
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I like the way this book was put together. The author brought out lots of subtopics that I think would be interesting to any upper elementary or middle school student who was studying astronomy. The book is clearly written and easy to understand. Then again, I've never been dissatisfied with any of the DK books. We used this particular book in conjunction with our astronomy unit study - learning about comets, asteroids, and meteors. I will say we didn't read the entire book. We only read the par ...more
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John Anthony Garnet Man is a British historian and travel writer. His special interests are China, Mongolia and the history of written communication. He takes particular pleasure in combining historical narrative with personal experience.

He studied German and French at Keble College, Oxford, before doing two postgraduate courses, a diploma in the History and Philosophy of Science at Oxford and Mon