Books by Duncan Steel

Released: Nov. 5, 1999

"With the year 2000 on the horizon, Steel hits the shelves at an opportune time; unfortunately, the general reader will have to look elsewhere for a more accessible history of our often illogical calendar."
A topical but pedantic study of how our calendar's development has owed as much to human choice as scientific precision. Read full book review >
Released: May 12, 1995

"An important evaluation of one of the key long-range threats to human survival, aimed at a popular audience but full of solid scientific data."
The recent impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy on Jupiter made the world aware of the potential for another worldwide disaster of the sort that purportedly killed off the dinosaurs; here an astronomer assesses the risks. Read full book review >