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Comets, popular culture, and the birth of modern cosmology

by Sara Schechner

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Published by Princeton University Press in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Comets.,
  • Cosmology.,
  • Religion and science.,
  • Superstition.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-351) and index.

    StatementSara Schechner Genuth.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB721 .S367 1997
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 365 p. :
    Number of Pages365
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1011587M
    ISBN 100691011508
    LC Control Number96052186

      She wrote a book in titled, "Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology." It includes an extensive collection of ancient drawings and etchings of astronomical events such as comets, meteors, super novae, and solar system conjunctions, as well as implications of such phenomena in significant world events. Comets (religion, spiritualism, and occult) Since ancient times people have searched the heavens for information on the present andfuture. The primary product of such searching has been astrology and its cataloging of the regular movements of stars and planets.

    Title: Book Review: Comets, popular culture, and the birth of modern cosmology / Princeton U Press, & Journal: The Observatory, vol. , no. , p. () Bibliographic Code: Obs G. Complete bibliographic record Other article options Print this article. Comets, Popular Culture, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology. Princeton: Princeton University Press, The Chicago Tribune Book World, comets (19) cosmology (12) material culture (33) preservation (16) science and religion (9).

      Theorists suggest that comets played a major role in the development of the Earth and subsequent collosions of comets may have wiped out various life forms, allowing only the most adaptable to develop further. In short, the study of comets is important from a historical perspective, scientifically compelling and, at the same time, s: 5. Title: Book Review: "Comets, Popular Culture and the Birth of Modern Cosmology" by S. S. Genuth Authors: Owen, T. Journal: Meteoritics & Planetary Science, vol. 33, no. 5, p Bibliographic Code: M&PS O. Complete bibliographic record Other article options Print this article.


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