Comet by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan [FIRST EDITION] 1986 • Random House

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Comet by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan


Second printing.

XL Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Book shows some age but isin excellent reading condition. 

Dust jacket is bright and vibrant and looks excellent; mild water stain to underside.  Otherwise excellent.  

Book itself is very nice. Black cloth boards have some visible rub wear.  Text block shows some wear and light discoloration.  Interior pages look and read beautifully; clean, bright and vibrant!

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 portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark.

Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed?

Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why.