Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Menace That Threatens Life on Earth
Could a giant asteroid or comet crash into Earth and destroy life as we know it? Many astronomers who once discredited the risks are now convinced. You will be too after reading Duncan Steel's critically acclaimed examination of the evidence of Earth's encounters with killer comets and asteroids.
Acclaim for Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets
"A chilling and utterly convincing account of a cosmic menace that must not be ignored any longer. This book is a welcome challenge to the scientific prejudice against catastrophism." --Paul Davies, author of The Mind of God
"Written in clear prose for the layperson, this gripping report advocates the creation of an international search program to detect, intercept, and divert Earth-menacing asteroids and comets." --Publishers Weekly.
"Steel writes clearly and ominously, and he should be listened to." --The Daily Telegraph (London)
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Rogue asteroids and doomsday comets: the search for the million megaton menace that threatens life on EarthUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Here is a recipe for a fascinating literary dish: Take the history of comet impacts on Earth. Add the latest scientific findings from astronomers and geologists. Stir in related theories about the ... Read full review
Review: Rogue Asteroids and Doomsday Comets: The Search for the Million Megaton Menace That Threatens Life on EarthUser Review - Ross - Goodreads
Written in the mid-90s, this book reports on the potential threat to Earth from unfriendly asteroids, and our complete ignorance of them. A good enough account, but no longer the current, as there have been a number of advances in tracking near-earth objects. Read full review
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