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Yeomans, Donald K.

Overview
Works: 74 works in 138 publications in 1 language and 4,992 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Observations  Juvenile works  Conference papers and proceedings  Artists' books  Documentary television programs  Disaster films 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor
Classifications: QB723.H2, 523.6
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Most widely held works by Donald K Yeomans
Near-Earth objects : finding them before they find us by Donald K Yeomans( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of all the natural disasters that could befall us, only an Earth impact by a large comet or asteroid has the potential to end civilization in a single blow. Yet these near-Earth objects also offer tantalizing clues to our solar system's origins, and someday could even serve as stepping-stones for space exploration. In this book, Donald Yeomans introduces readers to the science of near-Earth objects--its history, applications, and ongoing quest to find near-Earth objects before they find us. In its course around the sun, the Earth passes through a veritable shooting gallery of millions of nearby comets and asteroids. One such asteroid is thought to have plunged into our planet sixty-five million years ago, triggering a global catastrophe that killed off the dinosaurs. Yeomans provides an up-to-date and accessible guide for understanding the threats posed by near-Earth objects, and also explains how early collisions with them delivered the ingredients that made life on Earth possible. He shows how later impacts spurred evolution, allowing only the most adaptable species to thrive--in fact, we humans may owe our very existence to objects that struck our planet. Yeomans takes readers behind the scenes of today's efforts to find, track, and study near-Earth objects. He shows how the same comets and asteroids most likely to collide with us could also be mined for precious natural resources like water and oxygen, and used as watering holes and fueling stations for expeditions to Mars and the outermost reaches of our solar system."--Publisher's website
Comets : a chronological history of observation, science, myth, and folklore by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the basic astronomy and physics of comets and features a catalog of cometary apparitions up until 1700
Comet Halley : once in a lifetime by Mark Littmann( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the comet through one full 7.6 billion mile circuit, explores history leading to present understanding of comets, emphasizes the work of Edmond Halley, and discusses the current theories of comet origin
The Comet Halley handbook : an observer's guide by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The distant planets by Don Davis( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what is known of the occupants of the "deep freeze regions" of the solar system, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, based on current NASA data
The Comet Halley handbook : an observer's guide by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comet Giacobini-Zinner handbook : an observer's guide to the first comet to be explored by a spacecraft, February 14, 1985 by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitigation of hazardous comets and asteroids by M. J. S Belton( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is known that large asteroids and comets can collide with the Earth with severe consequences. Although the chances of a collision in a person's lifetime are small, collisions are a random process and could occur at any time. This book, which was first published in 2004, collects the latest thoughts and ideas of scientists concerned with mitigating the threat of hazardous asteroids and comets. It reviews knowledge of the population of potential colliders, including their numbers, locations, orbits, and how warning times might be improved. The structural properties and composition of their interiors and surfaces are reviewed, and their orbital response to the application of pulses of energy is discussed. Difficulties of operating in space near, or on the surface of, very low mass objects are examined. The book concludes with a discussion of the problems faced in communicating the nature of the impact hazard to the public
Comet Halley : fact & folly by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Comet Halley handbook : an observer's guide by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook contains information on: (1) the orbit of comet Halley; (2) the expected physical behavior of comet Halley in 1985-1986, considering brightness estimates, coma diameters, and tail lengths; (3) observing conditions for comet Halley in 1985-1986; and (4) observing conditions for the dust tail of comet Halley in 1985-1986. Additional information in appendices includes: historical, physical, and orbital data; ephemeris data (with perturbations) at 5-day intervals from July 24, 1982 to August 7, 1984; and ephemeris data (with perturbations) at 1-day intervals from August 8, 1984 to May 4, 1987. (JN)
The comet Halley handbook an observer's guide ; created for the international Halley watch by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mega disasters : comet catastrophe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses past perceptions regarding comets and relates current theory with ancient stories. Explores the nature of comets and possible results of a comet collision with Earth
Nongravitational forces affecting the motion of comet Giacobini-Zinner by Donald K Yeomans( )

2 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mega disasters : comet storm( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Thirteen thousand] years ago, a large comet exploded over eastern Canada, unleashing a mass of burning fragments that ignited a mega-storm of fire spreading for thousands of miles. Nearly every living thing on the North American continent was destroyed, including an ancient civilization known as the Clovis. With COMET STORM, revisit the moment of impact and ... aftermath of this major event with ... 3-D computer animations. See the level of destruction a similar event would wreak on our modern world. --A & E Television Networks website
Fred Lawrence Whipple, 1906-2004 by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comet Giacobini-Zinner handbook by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comet Tempel 2 : orbit, ephemerides and error analysis by Donald K Yeomans( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Halley's comet : a viewer's guide with William Shatner( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how to find the comet, the best viewing times, how to photograph it, how to create your own video time capsule
Small bodies, big impact, cool comets ; Small bodies, big impact, awesome asteroids( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videocassette. These two programs looks at what comets and asteroids are, and the research being conducted on them
 
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Comets : a chronological history of observation, science, myth, and folklore
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Alternative Names
Yeomans, D. K.

Yeomans, D. K. (Donald K.)

여맨스, 도널드 K

Languages
English (83)