Impact! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids
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Impact! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids

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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • numerous halftones
  • 0195119193
  • 9780195119190
  • 1,445,635

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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 such disasters are likely to reoccur ... A strong treatment of one of the key scientific discoveries of our time. * Kirkus Reviews * Gripping text... * The Express *show more

About Gerrit L. Verschuur

Professor of Physics at Rhodes College, Tennessee, Gerrit L. Verschuur is a noted radio astronomer and author of many articles and books popularising astronomy.show more

Table of 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 Spaceshow more

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