Impact! : the threat of comets and asteroids. (eBook, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Impact! : the threat of comets and asteroids.

Author: Gerrit L Verschuur
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Until recently collisions between the Earth and a comet were thought to be so rare that the threat to life on Earth from such objects was dismissed as being too unlikely to worry about. This book shows the threats and precarious nature of life here.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerrit L Verschuur
ISBN: 0195101057 9780195101058 0195119193 9780195119190
OCLC Number: 952729977
Notes: Originally published: New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles, map
Contents: Introduction ; 1. The Killer Strikes ; 2. The Saga of the Chicxulub Crater ; 3. Solar System Debris ; 4. Something About Comets ; 5. The Birth of the Earth ; 6. The Nineteenth Century Rumblings ; 8. Comet Impacts in History ; 9. On the Edge of Extinction ; 10. Reconstructing the Crime ; 11. Death Star or Coherent Catastrophism? ; 12. Craters and Tsunamis ; 13. Offering Odds on Impact ; 14. The Great Comet Crash of 1994 ; 15. The Aftermath ; 16. The Search ; 17. Dodging the Asteroids? ; 18. Our Place in Space

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In this text, the author explores the catastrophic effects of comet and asteroid collisions with our planet. He goes on to look at the possibility of future collisions and the potential threat to  Read more...

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Gripping text... * The Express * Verschuur offers a detailed and alarming account of the meteors and comets that have struck the Earth in the past, with devastating consequences, and reminds us that Read more...

 
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