Comets: Creators and Destroyers
David Levy brings these "ghostly apparitions" to life. With fascinating scenarios both real and imagined, he shows how comets have wreaked their special havoc on Earth and other planets. Beginning with ground zero as comets take form, we track the paths their icy, rocky masses take around our universe and investigate the enormous potential that future comets have to directly affect the way we live on this planet and what we might find as we travel to other planets.
In this extraordinary volume, David Levy shines his expert light on a subject that has long captivated our imaginations and fears, and demonstrates the need for our continued and rapt attention.
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An old book but a great and breezy read. David Levy has a natural grasp on how to tell a story with wit ,wisdom, and clarity; and not lose you in technical jargon.This book is not ONLY about comets ... Read full review
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In 1986, the building blocks of life (oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, and carbon) were discovered in Halley's Comet--in almost identical proportion to that found in humans. It is now theorized that when ... Read full review
Preface GHOSTLY APPARITIONS IN THE NIGHT
One FROM DUST TO DUST
Two FOUR BILLION YEARS AGO
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