|Title:||Fire in the sky : comets and meteors, the decisive centuries, in British art and science|
|Authors:||R. Olson ; Jay M. Pasachoff|
|Publisher:||Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998|
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :||978-0-521-66359-5|
|Bibliography note:||Includes index and bibliographical references|
|Subjects:||Astronomy ; Comets|
Comets and meteors are spectacular and awe-inspiring natural phenomena, and are among nature's most compelling icons. Since the beginning of recorded time, they have mesmerized people, not least among them artists and astronomers. Britain during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries produced a larger number and greater variety of representations of comets and meteors than any other country.
The development of new technologies, and the burgeoning interest of the general public in science and art, dovetailed with the inherent British interest in nature and a strong literary tradition of comet and meteor symbolism. This beautifully illustrated book examines the link between these works and the achievements of British science in the wake of Newton and Halley. This book will be of great interest to anyone interested in the art and culture of the period and / or the astronomy of comets.
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|Barcode||Call number||Media type||Location||Section||Status|
|009114||QB721.C44 1998||Book||ISU Central Campus library||Main collection||Available|