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Earth may not need a plan to counter an alien invasion, but its inhabitants would be wise to determine the extent of a more likely threat from outer space: the untold numbers of comets and asteroids hurling around the solar system, some of which are bound to hit home sooner or later. So warns astronomer and science writer Verschuur (Hidden Attraction, Oxford Univ., 1993), who insists on the need for a thorough census of large objects with earth-crossing orbits. Beginning with the reputed dinosaur-killing asteroids and ending with the Jupiter comet hits of 1994, Verschuur traces the geographical and historical evidence suggesting the role of such collisions in the earth's formation, the evolution of life, and even in the course of human civilization. He laments that our species has been slow to accept the reality of the situation despite having evolved to the point where we might actually be able to defend ourselves against future impacts. This interesting and accessible if somewhat repetitive book is recommended for public and academic libraries. [We are being bombarded not only by comets but also by books about them; see Duncan Steel's Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets, LJ 5/1/95; John Lewis's Rain of Iron and Ice, LJ 1/96; and John and Mary Gribbin's Fire on Earth, LJ 6/1/96.--Ed.]--Patrick Dunn, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City
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Title: Impact] : the threat of comets and asteroids. Authors: Verschuur, Gerrit L. Publication: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. Publication Date: ...
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Impact! The Threat of Comets and Asteroids. Gerrit L. Verschuur. 237 pp. Oxford University Press, 1996. $25. Asteroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier? ...
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Selected Cosmic Earth Impact Bibliography. BOOKS. Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L. Asteroid: Earth Destroyer or New Frontier? New York: Plenum Press, 1996. ...
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