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Asteroids : relics of ancient time

Author: Michael K Shepard
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where do asteroids come from and what are they made of? What clues do they hold about the evolution of the Solar System? Scientists have catalogued hundreds of thousands of asteroids, and many are thought to contain water and amino acids, the building blocks of life. Michael Shepard tells the fascinating story of their discovery, and what they can tell us about the history of our own planet. He describes how we find  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael K Shepard
ISBN: 9781107061446 110706144X
OCLC Number: 892804033
Description: xvi, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: It's a small world --
A night at the zoo --
It came from outer space --
A day at the museum --
The gambler's fallacy --
Remembrance of things past --
The ties that bind --
Terra incognita --
To your scattered bodies go --
Scouts, sappers, and miners.
Responsibility: Michael K. Shepard, Bloomsburg University.

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An engaging read for anyone curious about asteroids and what they may mean for our future - both as threats and opportunities.  Read more...

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'Asteroids is a timely, up-to-date and accurate account of a field of astronomy, one that is becoming ever more important to humankind. But more, it's a delight to read. [Shepard] tells the science Read more...

 
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